Getting to this attraction in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico is more than worth the effort. Yes, the location is remote and cannot be reached quickly from Denver or Santa Fe, but we were sorry that we had not done it earlier. The train ride probably is the best in the US -- it is the longest and highest, climbing over 10,000 feet. The total trip takes a full day, but can be shortened to half-a-day. Take the time for the full day trip. Seating options range from luxury parlor car to standard coach seating. We chose the mid-range tourist class, which gave us a table and chairs with great views. The weather was great, the views spectacular and the ride with switchbacks, tunnels and bridges was thrilling.
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