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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 and Scenic Cumbres and Toltec Railroad

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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
34 helpful votes 34 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
18 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
55 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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47 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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40 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 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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