Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad Chama
Where is it at?
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
500 Terrace Avenue
Tel: 888 286 2737
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'.
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFrom around $50 to over $100
- ChildrenFrom $30 to over £50
- Free Under: 2 years.
When can we go?
Runs from 10am May through October plus seasonal specials. See online for timetabling.
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..
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..
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!.
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?
by Ken Morrison
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.
by Ken Horkavy
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...
by Marie Kegley
Nice ride love it.
by Manuel Garza
by Sage Faulkner