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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

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500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
+1 888-286-2737
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Fantastic ride, scenery, crew and everything

We took the train from Chama to Antonito. The first half of the ride seemed a bit more spectacular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arthur J
choo choo!

took train to osier took train to Antonito. What a long day lol. beautiful views. what else is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
+1 888-286-2737

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the train from Chama to Antonito. The first half of the ride seemed a bit more spectacular than was the second half. If starting oout from Chama you will want to sit on the right side of the train. The train stops in...More

Thank Arthur J
Reviewed 1 week ago

took train to osier took train to Antonito. What a long day lol. beautiful views. what else is there to say? staff on the train was wonderful! beware of the soot! strongly recommend a hat, sunscreen (I got sunburnt bad) and sunglasses! the lunch in...More

1  Thank wilkins_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most wonderful time you can have in the mountains. Not only can you experience machinery that is nearly 100 years old and running perfectly, but you get a glimpse of what travel was like in the old days. The train staff keep...More

1  Thank Alexandra G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a wonderful experience! We would highly recommend this to anyone interested in trains, wildlife or beautiful scenery. Take time to walk around the yard. The staff is extremely friendly and loves talking to anyone that shows interest. The lunch they provide is delicious!...More

Thank Amber S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised at how friendly everyone was there. The mechanics even let my husband take pics in the train. I can not say enough wonderful things about how great our stop was there. Because of the amazing people and the fantastic train, which surprisingly is...More

Thank LAstuckinKS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really great experience.A five hour steam train trip up into the mountains.Beautiful scenery. Lunch provided .Great day.Highly recommended.

Thank MARGARET50_11
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the train from Chama to Osier in the morning, then the train back again to Chama in the afternoon. The scenery is absolutely beautiful the entire way. We were seated in the tourist car and it was well worth it. We had complimentary...More

Thank Shelby H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Where can I start with what I experienced. Everything was professional. The staff went overboard to make sure the trip was memorable. The scenery can only be viewed from a train. The train yard is worth the walk about.

Thank Jim M
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Lunch between 2 states. This was a wild one but a good twist. Same track with 2 trains covering 2 different states. My review is about our 33rd state New Mexico of the 50-State Quest done in August of ((1996 not 2016)). That is because...More

1  Thank jaduckcoin
Reviewed January 12, 2017

While we waited to board the train, we were treated to the pre-trip preparations of the engineers. It was exciting to see the steam locomotive moving about the train yard, releasing steam as the wheels turned and the rods moved forward and back. As we...More

1  Thank USAwalkers
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We are thinking about taking the Chama Train Ride in July, 2017. We did the Durango Parlor Train 8 years ago. Is this train ride as pretty as the Durango Parlor Train? Is taking the first train from Chama, the prettiest part of the trip? Is the parlor Car worth the money? Would appreciate any recent information you have.
May 25, 2017|
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Response from jaduckcoin | Reviewed this property |
You ask a good question. Every ones answer may be different. As for us we went from Chama to Antonito but you can do it the other way if you want. Depends on the vacation & state your in. This trip was our 33rd in doing... More
Sri N
We are planning to do this ride during the Memorial day weekend. I see that most of the reviews are for Sept - Oct timeframe. Is it worth our while to travel back and forth from ABQ for this train ride in May? I know it won't be as scenic as fall colors but as long there is going to be greenery around and good views we would be content.
May 19, 2017|
Response from USAwalkers | Reviewed this property |
I would say yes! However, this is a long ride and I think they provide a bus for the return trip. The train itself is a hoot, including all the preliminaries at the yard before departure. Lots of beautiful areas. If... More