Wild Flower Special

CUMBRES & TOLTEC Scenic Railroad Wild Flower Special-

Featuring Unique Mountain Botanicals along our tracks– Sunday,

August 6, 2017!!

Join us for a unique all-day 64 mile train trip from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico to study the unique Southern Rocky Mountain ecosystems along the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

A luxury Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad motor coach will return passengers to their originating terminal by highway, offering yet a different route showcasing beauty of the Southern Rockies.

Passengers may choose to ride the luxury motor coach from Chama to Antonito in the morning at 7:00 a.m. or to return by luxury motor coach to Antonito, CO departing Chama, NM at 6:15 p.m.

Our special Wild Flower train will travel through most of the Life Zones found in the Southern Rockies, with several stops planned to view the landscapes and plants found along our route. The train will consist of covered coaches with comfortable seats for all passengers, plus a concession car and two open observation cars available to all passengers.

The train will be staffed with experts in the ecology, climatology, plants, and natural and human history unique to this region. Everyone, from the casual observer to expert botanist, will enjoy a memorable learning experience on the trip.

C&TS RR is pleased to present Kristy L. Duran, PhD


  • B.S. University of New Mexico
  • M.S. Colorado State University
  • Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Bowdoin College, ME

Included in the ticket price is our wonderful lunch at Osier, as well as a guidebook prepared especially for the trip. Other guidebooks and plant guides for the region will be available for purchase on the train and at Osier. Come ride with us for a leisurely day of enjoying and learning about the special and beautiful natural environment along our railroad.

The Wild Flower Special is scheduled to depart the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Depot at Antonito, Colorado at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad luxury motor coach service is included from Chama to Antonito in the morning at 7:00 a.m.

Seating is limited, so early reservations are advised.

Wild Flower Special/Botany Train Information:

Date:  Sunday, August 6, 2017 Leaves Antonito, CO 8:30 a.m.  Arrives Chama, NM 6:00 p.m.

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Train ride, luxury motor coach ride, lunch at Osier and Botany Train Guidebook are included in ticket price.

Please call 1-888-286-2737 for reservations.

Overnight Accommodations and Restaurants in the area are also available.

Car Options:

Click on any of the cars below for more information and to book online.

Parlor Car

Parlor Car

The Parlor Car offers lounge style comfort and panoramic views! Adults 21+

Tourist Car

Deluxe Tourist

The Deluxe Tourist Car offers first class service to children of all ages!

Coach Car

Coach Seating

Travel the Cumbres & Toltec in comfort, yet economical style!

Gondola Car

Gondola Car

Everyone is welcomed to ride in the Gondola Car. Open-air with amazing views!