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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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Historical Scenic Cumbres and Toltec Railroad

This was an absolutely wonderful trip. The scenery was beautiful and the wildlife sightings were abundant along the journey. My wife and I have spoke of this trip many times and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
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Cabot, Arkansas
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Cabot, Arkansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This was an absolutely wonderful trip. The scenery was beautiful and the wildlife sightings were abundant along the journey. My wife and I have spoke of this trip many times and how we enjoyed it so. They have enclosed railroad cars that are very comfortable for anyone who is not an outside person but the open air car is the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

and in your nose, ears, and mouth, as well as in your clothing, but what a great trip through the desert and the mountains on an authentic steam train. Comfortable passenger cars are available, but the open top excursion car is the place to be. With the onboard naturalist who knows EVERYTHING about the train and the environments you're passing... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

It was a wonderful adventure that could be repeated. The trip was equipped with explanations along the way and a delicious meal in-between. We ventured north by railroad and bused back for our return. There are several options of how to make this trip. Since we were only two, we paid for the private car and loved the privacy given... More 

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Picacho, Arizona
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My wife and I took this ride last summer. I should have reviewed it sooner. We had a wonderful time. Booked the top ticket so were in the last car of the train. The docent was extremely knowledgeable. She shared a great deal of history of the railroad and the area. The car was comfortable and the scenery was grand.... More 

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Allen, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We've ridden on numerous steam trains throughout many states, and Cumbres & Toltec is hands down the best overall experience. The views are amazing and the staff and volunteers are very helpful and informative.

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Aiken, South Carolina
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
19 helpful votes 19 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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18 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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55 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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73 helpful votes 73 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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