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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
+1 888-286-2737
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Beautiful ride!

I traveled to Chama specifically to ride the Cumbres & Toltec. It's an adventure into the history... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
New York City, New York
Spectacular Scenery!

This is truly a "going back in time" experience. The scenery could not be seen any other way, but... read more

Reviewed 5 days 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 2 days ago

I traveled to Chama specifically to ride the Cumbres & Toltec. It's an adventure into the history of railroads, and the geology and scenery of New Mexico. Seats are reserved, but everyone moves around. Docents move along the cars with historical information about the history...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is truly a "going back in time" experience. The scenery could not be seen any other way, but on this narrow gauge steam train. Riding in the parlor car is delightful with great service and a car attendant that knows all of the history...More

Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rode coach and our car not crowded so could move around docent did great job of alerting us to things to see and history we took #8 tour from Chama to 1/2 way point for lunch and back to Chama on train. Lunch was fantastic...More

Thank shirleykerwin
Reviewed 1 week ago

The railroad season begins in May and bookings continue into late October.  Your journey will begin in either Chama, NM, or Antonito, CO.  Tickets may be purchased at their website.  We chose to ride coach and were able to walk between the cars.  We bought...More

Thank Crystal R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Time travelers and train buffs will love the experience of riding America's highest elevation, best preserved steam train. Departing from Chama and winding up to Cumbres pass in a series of ever-more scenic twists and turns overlooking the Wolf creek valley, the ride gives everyone...More

Thank cg37
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good steam train atmosphere. Lots of smoke and chugging. Take tourist car and have advantage of table and chairs along with access to open car. Crew could be more knowledgeable on geology and Flora but we're good on history. Suggest durango-silverton as comparable quality but...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We did the Chama to Antonito train ride with the bus back. Driving up from Santa Fe is a beautiful drive and we got to see the scenery with morning and evening sunshine which was a treat. The train itself is a refurbished narrow gauge...More

1  Thank 210craig J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We boarded in Chama and got off for lunch mid-way finishing up in Antonito. It was the most scenic ride we've ever taken and our photos do it no justice. The memories will have to do. Definitely do this if you have the chance in...More

Thank JMSArchbald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from a timeshare in Pagosa Springs to ride this narrow gage steam train. We decided to step up to the parlor car since we may never take the trip again and were so happy we spent the extra for this option. First class...More

1  Thank santaron
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife suggested the railroad trip for out anniversary and it was worth the price. Two hours out in the parlor car, lunch, and a couple of drinks on the way back. The scenery was worth the price.

Thank mcsmith2017
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22 August 2017|
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Response from Tom A | Reviewed this property |
Unsure. Check their web site or call them.
26 July 2017|
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Response from kbrucemom | Reviewed this property |
October is an awesome time to do this due to the fall colors, & the guaranteed mountain crisp air. Not sure of the access for u, but probably the website or calling can answer that.
22 July 2017|
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Response from cherylgiraffe | Reviewed this property |
We only did the first part - to lunch - and then took another train back to Chama because we didn't want to be in a motorcoach for the return so I can't really answer that. From what the train staff said, the second part... More