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.

Classes of Service:

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

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.

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.

Parlor ClassCumbres and Toltec Parlor Car

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 (21yrs+.)

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!

 

Snacks, film, gifts, and souvenirs are available on board and you won’t want to miss the Open-Air Gondola with unobstructed views and a friendly, informative guide/docent to take you on this journey of history, scenery, and machinery … much as it was over 125 years ago.

Throughout the year, also 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

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 beautiful 45-minute drive south from Pagosa Springs.

DEPARTURES FROM CHAMA, NM HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS. 

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
Running Tuesday through Sunday (no Mondays) (July 1 thru Oct 18, 2020)INCLUDES HEARTY LUNCH
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

Running Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (June 13 thru Sept 11)   Running Everyday (Sept 12 thru Oct 18, 2020)

(SORRY, THIS TRIP IS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE)

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