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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

5234 B Hwy 285, Antonito, CO 81120
888-CUMBRES
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Ranked #1 of 5 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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Norwalk, CT
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107 reviews 107 reviews
48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We rode in coach on this magnificent train back in August after reading TripAdvisor reviews. The train itself was amazing and in great shape. Our docent, James Joyce, was very friendly, helpful, and well informed about the train and its history. We really enjoyed the train's open air car, which was great for enjoying the scenery. They have snacks on... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Train very comfortable and service very good. Scenery and color spectacular. Learned some history. Lunch buffet was hot and tasty. Excellent photographic opportunities. Saw deer, antelope, elk, and a cowboy riding with his dog at his side. The Toltec Gorge was most impressive.

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Blountville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

If you like wonderful scenery and an old time railroad trip be sure to take this train. It had great views of the trip from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO. For those movie buffs, it is the train that young Indiana Jones rode at the beginning of his 3rd movie. Go and enjoy.

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Parker, Colorado
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The scenery was spectacular and the service excellent. I wasn't sure what to expect in such a small town with not alot around it, but I was totally impressed. The staff does a great job of making you feel comfortable and keeps you informed of the history and geography around you. Not cheap, but I would highly recommend this trip.

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Amazing what is seen from the interior of the mountain range. Better than seeing from the outside in. Especially loved the parlor car. Excellent service, food and narration of the sights we were seeing. Cumbres RR gets gold stars for that and the luncheon as well. Superb !

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

History buffs of the Old West, mining, trains, Americana, sight-seers of all ages can truly enjoy this magnificent scenic narrow gauge steam train ride between Antonito, CO and Chama, NM. One can get get up close and touch history. Train has an open car to view the entire ride with a knowledgable tour guide. Bring your cameras to capture landscapes,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We splurged for the first class parlor car, and it was a wonderful trip. They give you a journey map so that you can follow along on the ride, but for more information pick up the color book in the shop that gives you information, geology, plants and animals at each mile marker. You can also visit the rest of... More

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Firestone, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Train ride with live, narrated, mile by mile history and fun facts. Stay inside at your seat, or go out to the open car and smell the mountain air...ask questions of the friendly and knowledgeable hosts, servers, and conductors. A full all you can eat (and good) lunch at midday, and just awesome incredible views the whole ride, all day... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

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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