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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
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“dining car”(19 reviews)
“dome car”(31 reviews)
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is Colorado's newest train offering steam engine rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and over legendary LaVeta pass on hundreds of miles of historic rail. Excursions offer riders a trip back in time on restored...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
+1 877-726-7245
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Initially, I was NOT going to provide a review, but Rio Grande keeps on sending reminder e-mails, so here it is!!! We have taken two trips on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. First trip was Exile Concert excursion and it was very enjoyable. Second trip...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Connector587091
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Incredible views from train as it winds through mountains and passes. Train is comfortable and stylish. Staff friendly. Recommend

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robertn631
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Give yourself a few moments to go look at the Alamosa depot building before you board. On the train, the dome car and the parlor car make you feel like you’re in a 40s or 50s movie. There is glorious scenery either side. The open...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John K
Reviewed October 16, 2018

Operationally, almost perfect as the trip was well planned and executed, with fun and enthusiastic staff and plenty of interesting running commentary.  There were two run bys, where passengers could get off the train and then it would back up a mile or so and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kairho1
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We took the Rio Grand Scenic Railroad from Alamosa to see Pure Prairie League in concert at the Fir concert venue. The train ride and concert (especially the concert!) made for a relaxing and enjoyable afternoon. This was our first time doing this and we...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank frugaltravelerDenver
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The ride in the dome car was great, but way too long. I would suggest an option of only one way with a bus trip back to your car. The food was good, the train staff great. But with the terrible fire they just had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Linda H
Reviewed September 29, 2018

I'm giving this 2 stars because it's a lengthy ride and the staff is friendly. The reason why it lost the other 3 stars is because the trip name of "Fall Colors Excursion" is being advertised despite all of the route being burnt by a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Shar-Shar M
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Our trip on the Fall Foliage train began at Fort Garland. We were met as we boarded by Gloria and Linda - they made sure we had everything we needed to have an enjoyable time. They were focused on the passengers during the entire trip....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nrray
Reviewed September 6, 2018

This train ride was a great experience - the waitresses/guides were jolly and friendly and informative. The scenery was dramatic, the train was comfortable, all non alcoholic drinks were complimentary, the lunch was good and not pricey. Le veda was a tiny lityle town with...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Colette R
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

Overall a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. We boarded the train in Fort Garland - there’s a decent diner in Fort Garland, a small market and not much else. We were in the dome (first class) car. Slow train ride, about 1 1/2 hours,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Rhonda S
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Kathy B |
I am booked on the Cigar Tour. I do not want to spend time traveling through a burned out area. It is depressing. But... they say no refunds. Horrible policy.
June 4, 2016|
Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
We don't have dinner excursions this year but you can purchase food on our trains in the dome cars.
June 4, 2016|
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Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
HI Bobbi, if you select a date for your ride the different class options open up and you can see the prices for adult and child rates.