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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
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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Austin, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We did the round trip: Train from Antonito to Chama and bus back to Antonito. Would highly recommend this trip. We bought tickets close to the day we wanted to take the trip, so there were only seats at the lowest price. We thought we would have liked the middle priced seats, but we were completely happy with the seats... More

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Sunnyvale TX
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This trip is a family heaven. We stayed in Antonito, took the bus to Chama and did the complete trip. Decent value--breathtaking scenery. A Colorado must for a family.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

What an adventure and a wonderful peek at history! This beautifully preserved railroad took us back to the late 1800s with it's classic steam locomotives and period passenger cars. The open car was a treat, giving us a full view of the gorgeous scenery. The view of Toltec Canyon (inaccessible by car) was spectacular as we hung on the side... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This classic steam railroad takes you to another time and place when steam was king, and railroading was how all goods and services moved. Traversing between New Mexico and Colorado, the train crosses state lines more than 11 times. You get to enjoy the vistas, wildlife, rock formations, canyons, forest, brooks and rivers from an outdoor open car (if you... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
9 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very little to add to other reviews. We had a great trip and didn't spend very long in our seats but were still pleased we'd paid the extra for Parlor class. Our only gripe was lunch which we thought was sub-standard. A good bagged picnic would have been better.

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The Villages, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I recently road the Cumbres & Toltec for the second time. We chose the ride all the way through from Chama, New Mexico to Antonito, Colorado. It is an all day adventure with a stop for lunch midway. The leaves were at the peak of the season and the views were spectacular!!!! We road in the Parlor... More

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California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

Getting to this attraction in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico is more than worth the effort. Yes, the location is remote and cannot be reached quickly from Denver or Santa Fe, but we were sorry that we had not done it earlier. The train ride probably is the best in the US -- it is the longest and highest,... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

What a perfect day this is, nearly did not do it as thought it expensive but so glad we did it was worth every penny! The scenery is fantastic and gets better the higher you go(worth noting not to get too carried away with photos early on as it gets better!). Lunch is provided and the one way trip takes... More

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PA
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219 reviews 219 reviews
88 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife and I decided to go in style so we spent the extra money to go with the PARLOR car and we felt that it was WELL WORTH the money for the experience. If you plan to do this train ride once, go for it in the parlor car. In the parlor car, you have a reserved comfortable chair... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

All day steam train ride, wonderful scenery, history, and excellent dinner served at 10,000 Feet. This train tide is a must trip for anyone visiting northern New Mexico or southern Colorado

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