Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad At Chama, New Mexico

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a treasure. It attracts us in so many ways and has something to offer almost anyone. Set in the southern San Juan Mountains of Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico, the historic railroad traverses an amazing variety of terrain from high plains desert, through transition zones and canyons, to sub-alpine meadows. The train ride is a delight for anyone who enjoys the high country with up-close looks at the striking geology, colorful wildflowers, and occasional glimpses of wildlife. The historian will gain insight into the development of the Southwest and for the railfan, it is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience railroading in the early decades of the twentieth century. The centerpiece of a visit is a ride on the historic train. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad offers a number of trip options that give the visitor many different ways to take in the area. This is the ultimate way to experience the C&TS. It is also a great way to plan your photography of this railroad from trackside. Dramatic photos of the train have appeared in many publications, and with a little planning first time visitors can recreate them themselves.

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Latitude: 36.9027241 Longitude: -106.5781599 Elevation: 7865 ft
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Roger Hogan

Hours Open

Daily

Time Period Represented

The railroad facility is essentially as it was when operating up to the 1960s, with renovations as essential for modern visitor requirements.

Seasons Open

May 28, 2011 thru October 16, 2011

Visitor Fees

There is a fee to ride the train and no fee to tour the historic yard.

Price Style for this Establishment

Check 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

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