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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Address: 5234 B Hwy 285, Antonito, CO 81120
Phone Number: 888-CUMBRES
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Antonito
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, Scenic Railroads, Landmarks
Activities: Group tours/train, Hiking, Viewing foliage
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Owner description: 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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Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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165 reviews 165 reviews
37 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

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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Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I drove to Antonito take a trip on the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad I arrived at the appropriately named Steam Train Hotel for the night. My friendly host Michael gave me a 20% reduction because I was taking the train then could not find the keys to my room so moved me to room 8. This proved to a... More

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Would definitely stay here again,non commercialized,newly renovated at home setting.Clean quiet,excellence hospitality with home cook style breakfast.I have stayed in a lot of bed and breakfast and i have to rate this one #1!

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St. James, MN
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My wife and I took a ride on the railroad while we were on out honeymoon. The views were awesome the ride was comfortable, and to top it all off the food was delicious.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

I've been on this train ride many times. I don't live too far, so anytime I'm really stressed, I make it a weekend getaway. It's a very long ride, with varying landscapes and sights, and especially in the fall, when the trees are turning, it's beautiful. The little snack bar is nice, and the people who work there are usually... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This fall the colors were great. We hit the right day. It was a trip of a life time. It was well worth the time and effort. Even without the fall color, this is an interesting trip.

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Evergreen, Colorado
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Beautiful scenery, what a wonderful way to see the Colorado fall colors. Would be a beautiful trip no matter the season, will ride again in summer next year after experiencing a fall ride this year. Riding in the open car is our preferred method of travel but it is nice to be able to go into the covered cars if... More

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Hutchinson, Kansas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We drove to Colorado to ride the railroad before heading south into New Mexico. I spoke to a lady on the phone the day before, as soon as we got to Alamosa. She said they hardly had any reservations, just get there early the next day. We got there and they only had 1 spot open. The lady that morning... More

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Payson, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Spectacular Colorado and New Mexico Mountain scenery up and over the pass on a vintage steam train. Bring your warm coat even in the summer. The railroad, even though a hundred years old is in very good and safe condition. People running the railroad are friendly and will do everything to make your trip enjoyable. And the included lunch in... More

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Peoria, Arizona, United States
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Friendly staff. Beautiful scenery from high desert to pine & aspen filled mountains! Old steam train is an awesome step back in history . (I would not let elderly or real young go from car to car though) I recommend the entire trip not a half way, it's worth it.

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