The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is excellent. Ryan, the tour guide, beverage server, comedian and toilette cleaner on our car was great! Be sure to ask for Ryan's car. Ryan was very informative. Ryan knows the area and the history of the area. If you are into hee-haw jokes, Ryan is the King!
The ride is very scenic. You are encouraged to visit the various cars on the train. The open air car was a real treat.
There is a 45 minute stop in La Veta, CO. That is just enough time to visit the shops and to get your hand dipped ice cream in a waffle cone at Charlie's Market. You may want to head straight to Charlie's Market as the line for the ice cream gets really long.
They have a dining car on the train. The food was excellent. Way above what you would expect. And the prices are very reasonable. Most of the dinners are just under $10. The sodas, coffee, tea and hot chocolate were only $1.
What a great way to spend a day. GO!!!
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