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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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Catch the Fall rides when the Aspin are turning

Great Steam Train ride especially in the fall when the Aspin are turning their bright gold. We ride from Chama as we have a cabin in that area. Well worth the time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Yellville, Arkansas
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Yellville, Arkansas
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Great Steam Train ride especially in the fall when the Aspin are turning their bright gold. We ride from Chama as we have a cabin in that area. Well worth the time.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I know Durango Silverton is fabulous but this ride just has something extra special about it. The history alone is awesome but the scenery unbeatable. You stop half way through for lunch and then back on to finish the ride. I can't wait to go back.

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Galveston
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

What a nice way to spend a summer day. Relaxful,educational,beautiful,and just doggone good. Nice full turkey dinner for lunch with all the trimmings. Informative for all including the young.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We took the train from Antonito to Osier and back. The work they have done to restore the train is fantastic. We were in the parlour car and it was magnificent. The attendant was always there to share information about what we were seeing along the way and to meet our every needs. The light snack provided as we started... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We did Antonito to Osier & returned the same way. Parlor car is well worth the extra money. Maria was our fabulous attendant/docent. She is a local & was truly well informed, helpful, cheerful & attentive. Highly recommend.

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Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Everyone was very nice. The scenery is gorgeous and our train engineer was great. The docents in the open car were very knowledgeable. We were with our six year old grandson and he was over the top with the ride. We went from Antonito to Chama with a stop at Osier for lunch, which was pretty good. I would recommend... More 

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We went from Chama to Antonito and took the bus back. Suggest spending the extra money for the Parlor Car. It is on the back for the train with a vestibule on the back for great photography. The parlor car has limited seating, and is age restricted, so it is not crowded or noisy. Right side of the train Northbound... More 

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Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is was our 2nd time riding the Train and both times we had beautiful weather so we stood in the Open Car the whole 64 miles. This Train ride takes you through lots of different types of terrain and scenery which what makes it the best in my book. They offer every which way to ride the train and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

These guys have it figured out. They have multiple steam engines at both ends of the line (Antonito and Chama). They run trains starting either side (at convenient times), with a surprisingly good lunch in the "middle" as Osier. The beauty of this train is the outside viewing car. It's just an open flat-car with 4 foot high walls, and... More 

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Lees Summit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This steam train ride over the authentic narrow gauge line from the 1880s is fantastic. The people are great, you can walk in the yards and really see the equipment and facilities. The scenery is breathtaking, especially the tunnels and the high mountain line above Toltec Gorge. The hot buffet lunch and clean modern facility mid-journey at Osier is a... More 

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Address: Address: 5234 B Hwy 285, Antonito, CO 81120
Phone Number: 888-CUMBRES
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Antonito

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