We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

326 E. Seventh St. at Hazel St, Leadville, CO
719/486-3936
Improve this listing
Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Leadville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, History Museums
37 visitor photos
Write a Review

120 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    54
    46
    15
    3
    2
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fairfax, Virginia
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
126 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The ride is a little too long but thoroughly enjoyed the views from the train as we chugged along through this area.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brenham, Texas
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is kind of fun but 2 1/2 hours is too long. It goes up and then down the same track. The scenery is great but it is pretty much the same all the way. Young children and some adults were sleeping before it was finished. The people that work there are very nice. The train is clean and comfortable.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pueblo, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This was the best attraction for the price in Leadville. The girl conductor was friendly and informative about the surroundings. First time I could look around without driving. Had a choice of open or covered rail cars while the little rain came. Overall was well worth the ride to see the country side.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
East Coast
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
19 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Can't say enough good things about our recent trip on this train. So much better than similar excursions we have been on--easy to book, easy to find, everything you need pre-trip (very clean bathrooms, water, small shop in the depot, friendly employees). Lots of seating options--no roof, roof and windows, roof and no windows, plus food, water, bathrooms etc on-board.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Vail, Colorado
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The train ride was very relaxing - and a nice way to see the country side without straining out a car window. The views were lovely. We enjoyed chatting with other travelers on the ride back to the station - learning where they were from and places they had visited. If you're thinking about zip lining - there's a package... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
NOVA
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Very professional outfit and great energy/customer service. Incredible ride through mountains. We drove over Independence Pass to get there and it was worth the drive. Very reasonable prices and there's a snack bar and open coaches. You are inches from trees and see things you don't get to see anywhere unless u hire a Sherpa.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The scenery was very beautiful. If you have kids that love trains definitely take them here. The staff were extremely friendly. It is a very relaxed ride at 10mph, all the kids I observed from 2-16 were quietly sitting next to their parents taking in the scenery or posing for pictures. If you want a change of pace from a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Rapid City, South Dakota
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you don't have the funds to ride the Durango Silverton, try this instead. The scenery is beautiful and the price affordable. This is one of the best kept secrets in Central Colorado. It isn't very crowded or touristy yet which is great!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Colorado
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were in Leadville to climb Mount Elbert and were killing time the day before. We decided to finally take this train trip. There are several open-air cars to choose from--some are covered and some are not. Seats face both sides and you are able to move about as the train is traveling. The conductor tells interesting facts about the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Falcon, CO
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The ride was pricey, but I'm sure it is not a cheap venture to operate. The train rode on the side of a mountain to the end of what is left from an historic railway that linked Denver with Leadville during the mining boom. The train has both open and enclosed cars. Great for the option of getting out of... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad also viewed

 

Been to Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing