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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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a different train ride

We drove to Antonito, CO catching their bus to Chama, NM.Some started in Chama and ridding the train to Anonito and taking the bus back to Chama. I have ridden a few trains before... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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New Hampshire
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We drove to Antonito, CO catching their bus to Chama, NM.Some started in Chama and ridding the train to Anonito and taking the bus back to Chama. I have ridden a few trains before and was expecting a nice train ride. Nope this one was different. A wonderful difference so that we are already planning on another ride next year.... More 

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Emory, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We eat at the train depot at Osier, CO every time we visit the Antonito area. It takes awhile to get there as you are driving on a rocky, rough road for about 25 miles, but it is well worthwhile. The food is buffet style, all you can eat, and is always fresh, hot, and the staff are very pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

What a ride. Beauty around every curve. Whole trip was first class, even the lunch. Staff and crew very helpful and informative. We'll be back next year.

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La Grange, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We made reservations in the parlor car and yes it's a bit pricey. We were really pampered on the first half of the trip from Antonito to our lunch stop. Our attendant was very good, giving a bit of info as we went along, but not so much that we couldn't enjoy just watching our the windows. We were offered... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We rode the train from Chama to Antonito on a Sunday in August. The weather was warm and sunny in Chama, and rainy up near Cumbres, and then warm again in Antonito. Bring a jacket, your camera and a hat. The open car on the back of the train is best for viewing the amazing landscapes between these two towns.... More 

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Decatur, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

you step back into time, when you step on this train. We all could see in our imagination the cowboys and indians coming over the mountians. We could also feel what the early travelers felt as they traveled the train....great experiance for all ages

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Belen, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

took this trip on a beautiful summer day. The first part of the trip, leaving from Antonito, was a bit bland, but that is just the way the scenery is in that part of the country. The ride in the train itself was great. We were offered beverages and a donut. The mugs were part of the package. You could... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Having been on numerous steam train rides both in the USA and Europe, I can easily say this ride was one of the best! Not only was the changing scenery awesome in the variety of biomes, the level of service was more comprehensive than most. Starting in Antonito you are in high plains sage brush. Not very exciting. After a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is one of the best values we had on our vacation. Beautiful vistas, coal fired rail trip through beautiful forest, mountains and desert. Very comfortable and accommodating with and extremely knowledgeable docent. Would go again in a heartbeat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband, my son's, aged 20 and 23, and I spent an awesome day on the Cumbres and Toltec Railroad. We left from Chama, NM and chose the trip that went to Antonito by train and back to Chama by bus. We sat in the parlor car, which was a very comfortable choice with unlimited drinks and lunch included. The... More 

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