Cumbres Sunset Train Entertainment

Select Saturday evenings – July 4th through October 14th, 2017

Spend an enjoyable evening in the mountains on a Cumbres Sunset Train! The Cumbres Sunset Train departs Chama on Saturday evenings on select Saturdays in July, August, September and October. Relax to the sounds of a steam-engine pulling its way through the beautiful Rio Chama Valley as the train climbs through the mountains to Cumbres Pass at 10,015 ft.

Dinner is served in our pavilion adjacent to the historic Cumbres Depot.

Don’t forget to wear your themed costumes for the Sunset Dinner Trains at the Cumbres Pavilion!  Prizes will be awarded to the best themed costumes worn by a lady and a gentleman.


September 16 – Mexican Independence Day – Mariachi’s – Fiesta wear, sombreros, ponchos, Mexican Baile Folklorico dance costumes

October 14th – Spookeasy – Speakeasy dress from the 1920’s-1930’s Prohibition wear

Enjoy live music and cool Saturday evenings. During your excursion, view the spectacular sunsets that only the Rocky Mountains can bring! And watch out for the Cresco Gang!





September 16thMexican Independence Day! –  Mariachi Azteca De Santa Fe, NM


October 14th – Spookeasy –James Doyle & The Jazz Collective  – a Jazz Speakeasy evening

Entertainer’s Biography

Chris Collins

Chris Collins Well known nationally for his “A Tribute to John Denver” concerts, Chris Collins brings his breath-taking performances to the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. If you are a true John Denver fan, you will not miss any of these performances. Hear “Rocky Mountain High”, “Country Road”, “Fly Away”, “Annie’s Song” and “Leavin’ on a Jet Plane” in the true fashion of John Denver.

DJ El Norteño

El Norteno The famed DJ El Norteño from the Chama Valley will play a mixture of all sorts of regional music.

Syd Masters

Syd Masters Syd Masters is an award-winning singer and songwriter of traditional western music. He takes pride in keeping the Old West alive through traditional cowboy music and songwriting. Combining classic favorites with colorful songwriting, Master’s melodies branch from his accomplished musicianship, adoration of the mountains and prairies he calls home. He and his Swing Riders are a highly talented, thoroughly funny, good time cowboy band who will inspire many of the Cumbres Sunset riders to dance and sing along.

Masters is the author and recording artist of the official state song of New Mexico and the 2011 AWA Male Vocalist of the Year. The Western Music Association, Academy of Western Artists and The New Mexico Music Industry have nominated him for more than 40 awards over the past 15 years. “Vocalist of the Year,” “Country Song of the Year,” “Best Album,” Best Band,” Most Humorous Song,” and “Best Song” are some of the categories in which he won. The U.S. Department of State named him Cultural Ambassador for his work entertaining the secret service departments of 26 foreign countries in the Diplomatic Security Antiterrorism Assistance Program. Masters has also been in TV commercials and billboards throughout the West as spokesman for the Powerball Lottery Campaign. His original compositions have been used in numerous film productions ranging from documentaries and television broadcasts to the recent Universal Studios motion picture “Paul” where he can also be seen as an actor in the film.

Mariachi Azteca

Mariachi Azteca De Santa Fe, New Mexico Mariachi Azteca is a traditional mariachi group based in Santa Fe NM available for celebrations of all kinds.

Mariachi Azteca was organized in 1989 by Eddie Hernandez. The bands sole purpose is to provide traditional mariachi music for weddings, graduations, funerals quincenieras, and any event that warrants ALEGRIA. The group, led by Gary Gonzales, performs in and around Santa Fe, NM.

James Doyle and The Jazz Collective

  Dr. James W. Doyle is currently an assistant professor of music at Adams State University where he teaches courses in percussion, music business, improvisation, and directs the jazz ensembles, steel bands, Grizzly Drum Line, and percussion ensemble.  James earned degrees from the University of Central Missouri and Louisiana State University, and went on to serve as principal percussionist with the United States Air Force Band of the Golden West.

Prior to his appointment with the band, James was a member of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra and performed throughout the Gulf Coast.  In addition to numerous pop, salsa, and jazz ensembles, he’s performed with the Reno Philharmonic, Pacific Chamber Symphony, Sacramento Chamber Orchestra, Napa Valley Symphony, California Wind Orchestra, Louisiana Sinfonietta, the Blue Lake Festival Orchestra, and the Shreveport Symphony.

He currently performs regularly with the San Juan Symphony, The Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, The Animas Music Festival, the Doyle/Kane Duo for flute and percussion, the Celtic group, Tripping Upstairs, several regional pop/jazz/folk artists and is an active recording artist in studios in Colorado and New Mexico.  He has performed throughout North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, and his performances have appeared on PBS, CNN, NBC, ABC, and CBS as well as numerous NPR broadcasts.

 Entertainment  6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion
Parlor $185.75 adult, child n/a; Deluxe Tourist $145.75 adult, $79.75 child; Coach $99.75 adult, $49.75 child
A 7% historical preservation fee will be added to the reservation.
All trains depart from the Chama Depot. The dinner includes prime rib, chicken, or salad.

CUMBRES & TOLTEC INFO: 1.888.286.2737,

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!