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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

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Address: 5234 B Hwy. 285, Antonito, CO 81120
Phone Number: 888-CUMBRES
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Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic...

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 first half of the 20th century.

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Best 6.5 hrs ever !

What a great day on the steam railway. The scenery is to die for. Autumn is such a delightful time for an exquisite setting. While the temperature could have been a few degrees... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What a great day on the steam railway. The scenery is to die for. Autumn is such a delightful time for an exquisite setting. While the temperature could have been a few degrees warmer, it was a great day, all round. We took the Antonito to Chama and that was a great way to go. I wouldn't recommend only doing... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We took the train on October 11th. There was still plenty of color in the area, so the ride was spectacular. We had so much fun! We decided on the tourist car, as it was not nearly as crowded as coach, and not as expensive as the Parlor Car...which is the 21 and over car. That said, since we attended... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Riding the bus from Chama, NM to Antonito, CO, I rode the train back to Chama. The fall scenery of the aspens turning golden was pretty - but repetitive. The open air car was a welcome reprieve from the stuffy Tourist car and gave an up close view to the local scenery.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Antonito was quite windy and you need at least a warm sweatshirt I was glad I had a scarf! We rode in the adult only (21+ only) parlor car. It was very relaxing. We had a great time.You can walk through to ther cars. I wish I had known there was a very knowledgeable speaker in one of the other... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I'm sure I would have had a better time on this steam locomotive train trip had I known where to sit. I purchased a Parlor Car ticket. The accommodations and service were fine, but on the trip from Antonito to Osier, if you happen to be on the right side of the train, about all you're going to see is... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great train ride. We spent up to be in the adults-only parlor car....WELL worth the extra money. The parlor car was the last car, aka the caboose, so we not only had direct views out each side, but could also stand outside on the back of the train -- COOL! It is a long day so I would not recommend... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We loved the trip to where we stopped for free lunch which was awesome. We had the turkey, Thanksgiving dinner basically. Second have of trip to Chama was a little more crowded so not as enjoyable. So happy we did this. Took up a full day and was a great experience. Highly recommend. And we saw fall colors.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Not much to add to all the other great reviews here other than to vouch for the greatness of the parlor car. It's like traveling back in time and enjoying a 12mph train ride (for 68 miles) like it was meant to be experienced. Do it at the end of September and you'll have jaw-dropping golden Aspen colors at every... More 

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Rio Rancho, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

One way from Antonito to Cumbres. The views were awesome on a clear, fall day. All passengers seemed as happy as we were... And lunch epitomized comfort food.

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Fairfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Hi all. I have been a NM Enthususiast for three decades. I have driven, hiked, foodied skied, & puebloed, most of New Mexico. I have NEVER SEEN SUCH MAJESTIC BEAUTY as this late Fall Railroad open car journey on the CHAMA NM to ANTONITO , CO CUMBRES Toltec steam Railroad. Was the last STEAM train in your life under your... More 

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