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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad


Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
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  • Average2%
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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
5234 B Hwy. 285, Antonito, CO 81120
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We so enjoyed the trip. Just the right measure of history, anecdotes, and refreshments on a fun trip through beautiful vistas.

Thank Discover312160
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wanting to experience the entire route, my wife and I booked the bus to Chama and the train back to Antonito. A little research showed me that on that train route, the best seats would be on the right side. For the best views this...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Splurged for a fun train ride with my husband and mom. Weather caused some changes, but everything was handled beautifully. We went from Antonito to Chama. We were in the Deluxe Tourist car. It was a cold day and the cars are not heated, but...More

1  Thank Karol R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had booked Trip 1 today. Original schedule was a bus from Antonito to Chama and train from Chama to Antonito. This would allow us to experience the entire railroad. Our trip was scheduled at 8:30AM. At 7:45 AM we received a phone call telling...More

Thank Br C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took the train from Antonito to Chama. First, the bad The lunch was terrible. I should have stayed on the train or just walked around to stretch the legs. I don't even understand why such a great scenic ride is interrupted for an hour long...More

Thank Brian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Rode train from Antonito CO. to Chamas N. M., Total of 6 Hrs., including 1 Hr. stop for Lunch at Oiser, meal was good. Started out in semi desert, then into higher elevations with green valleys and mountains, also clear mountain streams. Saw 6 Pronghorns,...More

1  Thank webbfoot
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had always wanted to do this train experience and all the kudos are well-deserved! We chose to do trip #6 (in Tourist Class) as it climbed from 7000' Chama, NM, through Fall-perfect yellow aspen forest on a 4% grade to the 10,000' Cumbres Pass,...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By chance I came across this railway late on in my planning for our recent trip, rejigged our plans, managed to get the last two tickets (for the Heritage car) on the only day we could make, and I'm so glad that we did. There...More

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have ridden many steam trains over the years, but this one has to be the best. Be prepared for an all day adventure. The lunch provided at the mountain top is wonderful with a beautiful view.

Thank Chevyfred
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wanting to take this trip for over 20 years and finally my wife bought tickets to see the Fall colors., I've NEVER seen so much beautiful scenery, yellow, gold, red and green covering elevation from 7000-10,000'. Halfway you stop for a great lunch...More

Thank Bill P
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August 20, 2018|
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Response from Jared M | Reviewed this property |
48 hour cancellation with a charge of 14 per adult 7 per child. Under 48 hrs no refundable
Laurel F
October 7, 2017|
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Response from CumbresToltec | Property representative |
Yes. Restrooms are available on every other car and also in the concession car.
Charlie C
August 5, 2017|
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Response from LarsLeeIsMe | Reviewed this property |
Not in Chama. However, in Antonito you could check with the folks at the Narrow Gauge Railroad Inn (Phone: 866-267-9053). They operate a dog rescue business so might be up to boarding a dog as well.