Train Enthusiasts Package

The Train Enthusiasts Package - Ride the Durango Train and The Cumbres & ToltecDo you love historic trains and want to experience 2 rides of a lifetime? Enjoy the historic and scenic Cumbres & Toltec Railroad and the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge in one great package! You will take a journey through time with a unique, one-of-a-kind train enthusiasts package as you explore the scenic "old" west like they did in the 1880's - aboard 2 coal-fired steam engine trains.

Start your trip with 2 nights in Pagosa Springs, CO - home to the healing waters of the Pagosa Hot Springs. On Day 2, take the short trip down the road to Chama to enjoy the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. The Cumbres boasts being America's highest & longest coal-fired, steam-operated narrow-gauge railroad which 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.

After your first train journey, spend an additional night in Pagosa and take the chance to soak in the mineral-rich, healing waters at the one of a kind Overlook Hot Springs.

The next day, take the scenic drive over to Durango, CO and where you will ride on the famous Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge. This unique rail line runs through some of Colorado's most pristine landscape as well as through the Weminuche Wilderness Area, the largest wilderness area in Colorado spanning more than 492,418 acres. Don't forget your camera because you will experience some of the most beautiful backcountry in the U.S. as you wind through the majestic San Juan mountains and experience views that remain virtually untouched for more than the last 100 years!

 

The Historic Cumbres and Toltec Train - Photo by Ernie S Peyton Circa 1950            The historic Durango & Silverton Railroad