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Make 2018 Your Year to Ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad! - Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Posted Apr 24, 2018
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad will begin its 48th season on May 26, 2018 with steam trains departing daily from both Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico through October 21, 2018.
Following 64-miles of tracks that cross the borders of Colorado and New Mexico 11 times, the Cumbres & Toltec skirts along canyon walls through Toltec Gorge, burrows through two tunnels, steams over Cascade Trestle 137-feet above a roaring river, and climbs to the top of 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass, the highest point reached by any steam railroad in North America.
An Authentic Adventure
Originally built in 1880, the train was traveled by Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and every outlaw and gunman in the Old West. Today, passengers may walk through the train, ride in the open air gondola, or ride on the open air platforms between passenger cars. The train travels at a top speed of 12 mph through deep forests of aspens and pines, alpine meadows, high plains, meadows of wildflowers, and through a rocky gorge of unusual geologic formations. Deer, antelope, elk, foxes and eagles are frequently spotted, and passengers have even seen bears. All trains have restrooms and a bar car, and stop midway for a delicious hot lunch at the scenic station of Osier.
Convenient Schedules Offer a Wide Variety of Choices
All season long, nine different schedules are designed to offer passengers a wide variety of selections to pick the most convenient option based on time, price and location.
Trains depart daily from both Antonito, CO and Chama, NM. Passengers can board at either station and then ride the train the full 64-mile trip in one direction and return to their car by a scenic 40-minute ride on a deluxe motorcoach. Or, if passengers prefer an “all train” trip, they can board at either Antonito or Chama, ride to the halfway point at Osier, enjoy lunch, and return to their car by train traveling over the same tracks they rode in the morning.
2018 Special Trains
While any ride on the Cumbres & Toltec promises adventure, beauty and a step back in time, there are many special departures scheduled:
Opening Day, May 26 - Ceremonies at both the Antonito and Chama Depots began at 9 a.m. and include blessings from local spiritual leaders, priests and ministers, Veteran color guards and speeches from local dignitaries, plus live music.
Geology Train, June 17 - Sold Out
Sunset Dinner Trains – Each train will offer a different theme, all will feature incredible sunset views, entertainment and a delicious dinner on The Cumbres Pass. 2018 Sunset Dinner Trains are May 26, July 4, July 28, August 11, September 15, and October 13.
For details and pricing, visit the website or call 1-888-286-2737.Visit Site