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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

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Address: 5234 B Hwy 285, Antonito, CO 81120
Phone Number: 888-CUMBRES
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Activities: Group tours/train, Hiking, Viewing foliage
Description: Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic...
Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the finest and most spectacular example of steam era mountain railroading in North America. Its equipment, structures and vast landscape exist today as if frozen in the first half of the 20th century.
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More than I hoped for!

The Cumbers & Toltec Scenic RR is utopia for narrow gauge steam fans! The equipment is in great shape and appears as it would have in the late 1800's. Scenery is spectacular!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Aiken, South Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The Cumbers & Toltec Scenic RR is utopia for narrow gauge steam fans! The equipment is in great shape and appears as it would have in the late 1800's. Scenery is spectacular!

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Parker, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This was a great way to spend the day. My husband I took this tour in early August as part of our honeymoon adventure and had a wonderful time. The tour really gives your a respect for the former time during the rule of the railroad and what the machinery and men accomplished. You can tell that the volunteers take... More 

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Joshua, Texas
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102 reviews 102 reviews
17 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The ride on the Cumbers and Toltec Railroad was amazing. While we have traveled to Colorado many times we were never able to schedule a fall trip to see the beauty of fall colors. We hoped this ride to higher elevations would allow us to see the aspen in their fall colors. Leaving Antonito, the scenery is rather unremarkable but... More 

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Copalis Beach, Washington
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28 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

I rode this train several years ago and have attended steam fest (triple header) trains and numerous other viewing events. This is a fun train to tide very scenic. It going over Cumbres Pass makes it the highest working narrow gage railroad! Great family trip

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Tucson, Arizona
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

After having ridden on the Durango & Silverton Scenic Railroad a couple of years ago, my husband and I planned another vacation to Colorado specifically to ride Cumbres & Toltec. Because we were traveling Fourth of July weekend, we purchased the tickets about 6 months in advance to be sure of availability. We drove in the night before and stayed... More 

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Crittenden, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

If you have ANY interest in railroads or if you just appreciate beautiful scenery, then this ride is for you. It's a very expensive proposition to maintain the rolling stock as well as the right of way, so they really need your support. There are numerous "scenic railroads" around the country, but a dwindling number that use steam locomotives. My... More 

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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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167 reviews 167 reviews
37 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This is a remarkable experience, especially during fall foliage time ( early Oct.) The train ride was amazing, the staff very nice and helpful, the passengers also very friendly. The ouch was spectacular, make sure you go hungry, lots of dishes homemade by local ladies. There was a delay due to an engine problem, but it was handled. It did... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I drove to Antonito take a trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad I arrived at the appropriately named Steam Train Hotel for the night. My friendly host Michael gave me a 20% reduction because I was taking the train then could not find the keys to my room so moved me to room 8. This proved to a... More 

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St. James, MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I took a ride on the railroad while we were on out honeymoon. The views were awesome the ride was comfortable, and to top it all off the food was delicious.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've been on this train ride many times. I don't live too far, so anytime I'm really stressed, I make it a weekend getaway. It's a very long ride, with varying landscapes and sights, and especially in the fall, when the trees are turning, it's beautiful. The little snack bar is nice, and the people who work there are usually... More 

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