Cinder Bear Experience

This one’s for the kids (of all ages, of course). It’s a ride on the C&TSRR’s historic steam train designed to appeal to the youngest rail fans – or rail fans-to-be.

Master of the event is Cinder Bear himself, who will be on hand to greet all passengers and send them on their adventure. Cinder Bear will join the kids on the train at Cresco and ride with them to Cumbres Pass.

The two-hour long funfest is highlighted by the train ride up the mountain to Cumbres Station at the top of the pass.

The trip starts as part of the standard excursion train. At Cumbres Pass Cinder Bear and his new friends will disembark, have pictures taken with Cinder Bear and return to Chama by luxury motorcoach where more fun and games await with Cinder Bear greeting them at the Chama Depot. Upon arrival enjoy lunch from the Snack Shack at the Cinder Bear Tent. Each child receives a special Cinder Bear souvenir.

The train ride itself is designed for the kids – and their accompanying adults. It is tailored both in length and style to attract and keep the attention of the youngsters.


Lunch is included with the Cinder Bear Experience fare.  Lunch will be served at the Snack Shack at the Chama Depot immediately upon return down the mountain.

July and August 2017

Click a date to book online or call 1.888.286.2737.


Fares subject to 7% Historical Preservation Fee

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!