Historical Attractions

Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Chama

Where is it at?

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Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
500 Terrace Avenue
Chama
NM
87520
Tel: 888 286 2737

Directions

Getting to Chama. Chama is on US Highway 64/84, 47 miles east of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, 95 miles west of Taos, and 108 miles north of Santa Fe. The station is in the center of town along NM Highway 17. Consult the map to the side for highway directions. Physical Address: 500 Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520 Getting to Antonito. Antonito is on US Highway 285, 28 miles south of Alamosa, Colorado, and 115 miles north of Santa Fe. The depot is located at the intersection of US Highway 285 and CO Highway 17, on the southern edge of town. Consult the map to the side for highway directions to town. Physical Address: 5234 B Hwy 285, Antonito, CO 81120.

Where are we going today?

The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad was originally constructed in 1880 as part of the Rio Grande's San Juan Extension, which served the silver mining district of the San Juan mountains in southwestern Colorado.

A living museum and National Historic Landmark known as America's Highest and Longest Scenic Railroad its no wonder this national treasure was listed in the book '1000 Things To Do Before You Die'.

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How much does it cost?

  • AdultsFrom around $50 to over $100
  • ChildrenFrom $30 to over £50
  • Free Under: 2 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Runs from 10am May through October plus seasonal specials. See online for timetabling.

Teachers corner

As a living museum we offer teaching tools. We have adaptable curriculum to fun scavenger hunt. Both these tools can be easily downloaded from our website: www.cumbrestoltec.com --learning tools--Addtionally, if your visit is planned in advance, you can contact us for a private tutor for your group. Just call us at: 888-286-2737..

I'm Hungry!

Osier Kitchen plays host to a hot turkey dinner with all the fix'ins. You can also choose from a meatloaf dinner to full soup and salad bar. However, you will want to save room for the homemade desserts made daily in our kitchen..

Healthy Eating!

Osier kitchen offers a variety of fresh fruit daily. Diabetic and vegetarian options are also available..

Any Top Tips?

Be sure to bring sun screen and caps. Also a pair of sun glasses will help protect eyes from flying cinders. Closed toed shoes a must!.

Doing our bit

The scenic journey unfolds as soon as the train, pulled by its powerful locomotive, leaves the Chama, New Mexico station. In just moments, the gradual climb into the mountains begins. Wildlife including bears, deer, elk and wildflowers abound in this pristine landscape. For a preview of what you may see along this historic route go www.cumbrestoltec.com..

Need a little extra help?

Please call us at 888-286-2737 or look us up on-line at www.cumbrestoltec.com--We have a list of most common asked questions and ways to prepare for your day adventure aboard the C&TS--a trip back in time!.

Baby Facilities

Restroom facilities are available in both Chama and Antonito depots as well as on train and up at Osier, our lunch stop..

Can I get one of those?

A full gift shop up at Osier, our lunch stop. Souvernirs for kids and adults.

What people are saying?

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    Very nice experience, we road the bus from Chama and train back to Chama. Very friendly staff and volunteers make the trip worth the cost. Lunch was all your can eat and very good.
    Go ride the train.

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    An absolute must stop if you love trains. It is pricy to ride the train, but just to sit there and watch these old steam locomotives go is a sight to behold. This particular station has coal and coal dust all around, we walked into the back area and there were deer sleeping next to the old trains. Get there in the afternoon to see the trains arrive. It is worth the wait...

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    Nice ride love it.

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