The Ride of Your Life!

The Ride Of Your Life!

Find adventure on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

Cumbres and Toltec crossing the Cascade Trestle. Photo courtesy of Cumbres & Toltec

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSRR) is the highest, longest, and most authentic steam-operated railroad in America. The railroad was awarded National Historic Landmark Designation in 2012 and is owned jointly by the states of Colorado and New Mexico.

The C&TSRR operates on 64-miles of track between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico, taking passengers over the San Juan Mountains to the Conejos Valley. The train crosses state borders 11 times, zigzagging along canyon walls, burrowing through two tunnels, and steaming over 137-foot Cascade Trestle. All trains steam along through deep forests of aspens and evergreens, across high plains filled with wildflowers, and through a rocky gorge of remarkable geologic formations. Deer, antelope, elk, fox, eagles and even bear are often spotted on this family friendly, off-the grid adventure.

The Cumbres & Toltec 2023 schedule kicks off on May 27th through October 21st and features a mix of offerings, including:

  • Full Excursion Trips travel by train the full line between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO and includes an hour bus ride and lunch.
  • Half Limited Trips travel half the C&TS line from either Chama, NM or Antonito, CO to the mid-way point of Osier Station and back. Lunch included.
  • Short Express Options are perfect for families, people short on time, and people who want to “chase the train” as well as ride it.
  • Special Trips are trips that do not run weekly, including two bucket list historic train trips opening weekend (May 27th & 28th)the Geology Train, which will run twice this year, a 4th of July Fireworks Special, and our annual guest the Galloping Goose.

Marvel at the beauty of the New Mexico - Colorado border as you travel in 19th century luxury, experiencing the West as it was in 1880.

Select from our three classes of services:

  • First Class Parlor Car- Parlor cars offer lounge style comfort and panoramic windows that open to the unspoiled grandeur of the Authentic West. Parlor accommodates passengers 21 years of age and older.
  • Café Style Deluxe Car- Ride into history aboard our Deluxe cars. Enjoy the elegant setting with extra room and individual seating for your comfort. Deluxe accommodates passengers of all ages.
  • Classic Coach Car- Enjoy the views from your comfortable padded seat looking out your panoramic window.

Find adventure on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad with a journey you will never forget! Find out more at or 1-888-286-2737. 

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