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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Chama, NM, USA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The riders may be from 2019 but the train takes you back to the late 1800s. I rote the train last month with a group of train buff friends but anyone who appreciates the mountains will love this trip. There were dozens of train spotters...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Laurelwood73
Reviewed 1 week ago

Historically significant steam engine - cattle ranches, water towers, wooden bridges. It is a full day but don't worry about packing a lunch! The corrals, kitchens (bathrooms!) at the top are wonderful, cowboy buffet and so much more. I love this in particular because my...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank FunFam111
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been looking forward to riding this train for years. It did not disappoint. If you get a chance, go up to the car that is open. There one can listen to narration by a live person giving the history and stories of the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Anita C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Riding C&T RR last month was a perfect way to conjure up the historical progression of transportation during this 150th anniversary of the golden spike linking the country's railways together. We scored with a perfect fall day - aspen trees at their peak of color...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Bob W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience, first class operation throughout, stunning scenery, good food and wonderful knowledgeable hosts. The parlor car is well worth the extra experience and I think I’ll bae doing it again in future.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank johnr207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best tourist railroad we have ever been on and we have ridden on quite a few. The train is fabulous to see and the scenery is absolutely gorgeous. We rode in the parlor car and the staff was excellent attending to everyone's...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank oneandonlypele
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode this ride and it was excellent. First we took the bus up to Antonito Colorado and caught the train there. There is no need to go both ways, however if you do it this way you won't have to be at the station...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Savage709
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Wife and I just got back from a trip that included riding the Durango & Silverton and also the Cumbres & Toltec narrow gauge railroads. Both were fantastic and each had aspects that were better than the other. We felt the scenery was more spectacular...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank MacedonBill
Reviewed October 31, 2019

Nice fall day to take the train trip, round trip about 6 hours although there was a minor issue with a wheel that delayed an extra hour. The docent was very good in telling some very interesting and funny stories. The server in the train...More

Date of experience: October 2019
1  Thank Charles N
Reviewed October 26, 2019

We really love our ride on this railroad. We appreciated them having a wheelchair lift for my wife who can't climb stairs, and seats they provided for handicapped were very comfortable. The train rolled through some beautiful scenic countryside, and i took hundreds of pictures....More

Date of experience: October 2019
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November 21, 2019|
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Response from Mike5466 | Reviewed this property |
Did have cinders up to the size of dimes come down on us. An old-timer who had been on the train before was actually wearing diving goggles!!! At first I thought that was a bit much but then rethought that after being up... More
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August 16, 2019|
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Response from Aaronlane4140 | Reviewed this property |
Elkhorn lodge is a great place to stay in Chama, and High Country is a great place to eat while you're there.
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MikeE1965
July 11, 2019|
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Response from tatliturk | Reviewed this property |
They stop for lunch midway. Choice of soup and salad bar, turkey or meatloaf. Lots of good solid food.
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