Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

Chama, NM

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Address: 500 Terrace Ave, Chama, NM 87520, USA Number: 888 286 2737 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

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?



From around $50 to over $100



From $30 to over £50


Free Under

2 years.


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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!

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.

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Where is it at?


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.

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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.

Can I get one of those?


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

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!

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Baby Facilities

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

When can we go?

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

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