Hidden away in a little-known corner of the southern Rocky Mountains is a precious historic artifact of the American West. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a proud remnant of the spirit that won the West. Built in 1880, it was part of the San Juan Extension of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroads, with tracks running from Denver through the ore-rich Rocky Mountains to Silverton, Colorado and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Its path, through steep passes and deep gorges is the stuff of adventure novels and was an engineering feat for the time. The decline of silver mining in the 1890s ended the railroad's vital role. It was abandoned in 1969, but the most scenic part of its route, its equipment, and its buildings were saved. Today, as the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the train fulfills another important mission - taking passengers on the ride of their life - the way it really was.
Time Period RepresentedThe railroad facility is essentially as it was when operating up to the 1960s, with renovations as essential for modern visitor requirements.
Seasons OpenMay 28, 2011 thru October 16, 2011
Visitor FeesThere is a fee to ride the train and no fee to tour the historic yard.
Price Style for this EstablishmentCheck web site for train ride prices
ADA Accessibility Notes
We have wheelchair lifts available on select coaches, parlor cars and motorcoaches. Please make your reservation 7 days in advance. Call (1-888-286-2737) at least 3 days in advance of departure to notify us that you use a wheelchair and/or require assistance.
Pet Friendly Notes
No pets allowed on the train. Leaving pets in cars can be fatal due to summer heat.