Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad At Antonito, Colorado

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.

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Latitude: 37.070091 Longitude: -106.0120583 Elevation: 7896 ft
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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. Leaving pets in cars can be fatal due to summer heat.

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