Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

A Wild West Experience:

Cumbres and Toltec Route Map

Climb aboard a narrow gauge, coal-fired, steam train. Built in 1880, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a historical remnant of the spirit that conquered the west. Climbing over steep passes and deep gorges, this trip is a one-of-a-kind wild west scenic adventure.

This 64-mile scenic route passes over the state borders of New Mexico and Colorado eleven times winding through beautiful scenery and wildlife only found on this unique trip. Your knowledgeable guides will join you on every trip to ensure you are well versed about the historic story of this incredible railroad as well as the machinery and the scenery. Many of the buildings and railroad equipment are remnants of the late 1880’s, making the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic train one of the best preserved steam-era railroads in North America.

Regularly scheduled train rides stop in the colorful section town of Osier, CO for a home-cooked lunch with such favorites as roast turkey or meatloaf with all the fixings, full soup and salad bar – included in the price of your ticket. Don’t forget to leave plenty of room for an array of ten different old-fashioned desserts.

Cumbres and Toltec Route Map

 

Classes of Service:

Enjoy three different classes of cars for your ride, with something for every budget and every family.

 

Coach (enclosed with large windows)

Coach Class

Relax, open your window if you choose, and take in the fresh Rocky Mountain air. The budget-friendly classic coach cars offer comfortable bench seating, but please feel free to move about the train.

 

 

Deluxe Tourist Car (table & chair-style seating)

Deluxe Tourist Class

Ride into history aboard the newly restored Tourist Class cars. As an esteemed upgrade from Coach Class, for all ages, these cars offer table and chair-style elegant setting with more room, and the comfort of individual seating. We also want you to feel free to move about the train.

 

 

Cumbres and Toltec Parlor Car

Parlor Class (ages 21 and up)

Parlor Class

Step aboard the Victorian-era elegance of the meticulously restored Parlor Class cars – a level of luxury, service, and comfort that once was reserved for such dignitaries as railroad barons and mining kings. Parlor cars offer lounge style comfort and panoramic windows that open to the unspoiled grandeur of the Frontier West. Personal attendants serve continental breakfast of fresh fruit, delectable confections, fresh coffee, hot chocolate, and your choice of juices. There will be snacks and soft drinks available throughout the afternoon and passengers receive a complimentary souvenir pin. Parlor Car seating is for adults only (21+ yrs.)  A private Open-Air Observation Platform provides unobstructed views, great photo opportunities, and a chance to spot some of the abundant wildlife in the area. Seating is limited but your imagination needn’t be!

 

 

Open Gondola (free to ticketed passengers)

Open-Air Gondola (free to all ticketed passengers)

The open-air gondola train car is available to all passengers who want to stretch their legs, take advantage of the unobstructed views and photo opportunities, and possibly spot some wildlife in the area. Throughout the trip, you’ll find friendly guides/docents sharing their incredible knowledge and information about the area and the railroad.

 

 

 

Snacks, film, gifts, and souvenirs are available on board. Throughout the year, keep your eye out for special family-friendly themed trains offering entertainment such as a ride with Cinder Bear, The Cumbres and Toltec Rail Mascot, and more!

Trip Schedules (see revised schedule below)

Trains depart from Chama, New Mexico and Antonito, Colorado daily at 10am – Motor Coach Buses depart mornings at 8:30am (Due to the pandemic, the Motor Coach Buses will not be running until further notice).  Please Note: If you are staying in Durango or Pagosa Springs, we recommend that you take a trip departing from Chama – a scenic 45-minute drive south from Pagosa Springs.

 

Trip 1: Antonito to Chama by Motor Coach/ Return to Antonito by Train

(SORRY, THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Departs

8:30am

Returns

4:40pm

Trip 2: Antonito to Chama by Train / Return to Antonito by Motor Coach

(SORRY, THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Departs

10:00am

Returns

5:30pm

Trip 3: Antonito to Osier by Train / Osier to Cumbres by Train / Return to Antonito by Motor Coach

(SORRY, THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Departs

10:00am

Returns

3:45pm

Trip 4: Antonito to Osier by Train / Return to Antonito by Train

INCLUDES A HEARTY LUNCH

Aug. 4 – Sept. 11 (Runs Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday)

Sept. 12 – Oct. 17 (Monday through Saturday)

October 18 (Sunday)

Departs

10:00am

Returns

4:40pm

Trip 5: Chama to Antonito by Motor Coach / Return to Chama by Train

(SORRY, THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Departs

8:30am

Returns

4:05pm

Trip 6: Chama to Antonito by Train / Return to Chama by Motor Coach

(SORRY, THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Departs

10:00am

Returns

6:00pm

Trip 7: Chama to Antonito by Motor Coach / Antonito to Cumbres by Train / Return to Chama by Motor Coach

(SORRY, THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Departs

8:30am

Returns

3:20pm

Trip 8: Chama to Osier by Train / Return to Chama by Train

INCLUDES A HEARTY LUNCH

Sept. 21 – Oct. 17 (Monday through Saturday)

Oct. 18 (Sunday)

Departs

10:00am

Returns

4:05pm

Trip 9: Chama to Osier by Train / Osier to Cumbres by Train / Return to Chama by Motor Coach

(SORRY, THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

Departs

10:00am

Returns

3:20pm

 

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The Experience

Watch a glimpse of the Cumbres and Toltec Experience:


Getting There:

Distance (Miles/Time) To Chama

City Miles Time
Albquerque, NM 165 3:15
Santa Fe, NM 108 2:15
Taos, NM 95 2:00
Antonito, CO 48 1:00
Durango, CO 109 2:30
Denver, CO 307 6:15
Pagosa Springs, CO 49 1:00
Colorado Springs, CO 241 4:00
Alamosa, CO 77 1:30
Red River, NM 137 3:00
Angel Fire, NM 135 3:00
Farmington, NM 112 2:30
Phoenix, AZ 530 9:30

Distance (Miles/Time) To Antonito

City Miles Time
Albuquerque, NM 180 3:30
Chama, NM 48 1:00
Santa Fe, NM 115 2:15
Taos, NM 77 1:45
Durango, CO 157 3:30
Denver, CO 259 5:15
Pagosa Springs, CO 97 2:00
Colorado Springs, CO 193 3:00
Alamosa, CO 29 0:30
Red River, NM 90 2:00
Angel Fire, NM 87 2:00
Farmington, NM 194 3:00
Phoenix, AZ 636 9:30