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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

5234 B Hwy 285, Antonito, CO 81120
888-CUMBRES
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Ranked #1 of 4 attractions in Antonito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Scenic Drives
Activities: Group tours/train, Hiking, Viewing foliage
Traveler Description: The Galloping Goose runs over the Cumbres and Toltec narrow gauge rails in the Spring and Fall.  It leaves well before the regularly scheduled train... more »
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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We have taken several trips ( from Antonito, from Chama and most recently the Sunset train) and they have all been excellent. The scenery along most of the line is great. Watching the old steam engines in action is great as well. The lunch stop at Osier is tremendous. Even my youngest who is not really into trains wants to... More

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Bowie, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Last hour of trip was pretty boring, but the rest of the ride was great scenery and a great lunch meal.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This is a wonderful way to spend a day. This historic narrow gauge railroad outing is a must-do in Colorado/New Mexico.

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Loveland, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you like railroads or scenery, you will love the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. My family unanimously agrees that it's a better experience than its more famous sister railroad, the Durango and Silverton. Why? Well, the trip is much longer, the scenery more expansive and varied, and the railroad equipment not quite as polished and shiny -- i.e. it's... More

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Beautiful and breathtaking. Very informative and a great lunch! Once you get going on the train you are free to move about anywhere on it which includes standing in the open air train car if you like. We did that and it was such a great way to see all the wildlife and beautiful scenery. A must do!

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Tucson
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133 reviews 133 reviews
31 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is the less known and less popular sibling of the train running from Durango to Silverton. Until the late 1960's (or so) both were part of one narrow-gauge line built int he 1870's to serve the mining camps. Eventually, the line was abandoned, except for the section between Durango and Silverton and this section between Antonito CO and Chama... More

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Austin, Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We took the Cumbres & Toltec train from Antonito to Chama, and returned by bus, a highly recommended option of the several they have. We had seats in the Tourist class car. Perfect choice. We were served complimentary non-alcoholic drinks and snacks in a very relaxing club car environment. Our hostess from Antonito to Osier was very friendly and informative,... More

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Scroggins, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We rode the train from Chama to the top and had lunch several years ago. Had a good time but I do think if we do it again we would take the bus back down. Really were tired by the time we got back to the a RV. The scenery was great going up. The lunch we had was really... More

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Philadelphia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

If you are like my husband (who loves trains) this trip is for you. I like trains and train rides, but 5 hours was a bit much for me. The scenery is incredible and the stop for lunch was yummy! They offer a Turkey or Meatloaf dinner with all the fixin's. Definitely where glasses or sun glasses as the coal... More

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Solvang, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Wonderful way to experience the history of steam engine locomotive travel. Spend the extra money and travel in the Parlor car from Chama to Antonito. Best to sit on the right hand of the car. Excellent lunch is served at Osier (half way) as part of the ticket cost. Have the Meatloaf lunch. The Turkey dinner lunch is good also.... More

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