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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: Hiking, Group tours/train, 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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Scroggins, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Greenwood, Indiana, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Absolutely loved the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Went in the middle section that had tables and chairs and allowed children. We each received our own tumbler for drinks and made a nice souvenir to take home too. We spent about 1/2 of our time outside listening to the tour guide explain everything! The scenery was beautiful! The lunch was... More

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Mocksville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We were delighted to be on the opening trip of this year. The send off was, music, patriotic and fun. The people were so warm and helpful, encouraging questions and exploration. We even had snow at the mountain top. We have ridden other trains and this one is run very well and the docents are highly knowledgable and alot of... More

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Ogallala, Nebraska
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is the best train ride I ever took. Gorgeous scenery, wonderful historic train and great staff... Kids (and wife) loved it. Unforgettable trip.

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Monee, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Love train activities and this one was great. This was an all day journey, one way via train and return by motor coach, with a stop for lunch along the way. The scenery was remarkable. The route took in trestles and loops, lots of curves. There was a lift to assist 2 members of our party on and off the... More

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River Falls, Wisconsin
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We had the opportunity to experience the parlor car. It was exactly as described: we sat in very comfortable chairs in a rail car that was reminiscent of days days gone by: there were cherry wood accents, authentic chandeliers, attentiveness by the car attendant by providing beverages, muffins, fruit and coffee and or tea.. The attendant also informed us of... More

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Hamburg, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We booked two seats in the Parlor Car for this train ride - our first. The views were breathtaking and the service was very good. When you book your seats, I would recommend that you book seat numbers #1-6 to get the best window views.

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Kemp, Texas
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We rode the bus from Antonito to Chama and the train back to Antonito, The staff and crew were polite and treated everyone with the upmost respect, I believe if we were going again we might reverse the trip so we could explore the town of Chama it seems to have more for tourist than Antonito, We rode in the... More

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