Frequently Asked Questions
Are seats on the train reserved?
Can I ride the train from Chama to Antonito and back (or vice versa) in the same day?
No, the distance is too far. However, passengers can ride one way by train and return in the other on one of our comfortable luxury motorcoaches. For the dedicated rail fans, passengers may ride the train over a 2 day period in order to ride round trip, from Chama to Antonito and back, or vice versa. The passenger would be required to purchase an additional ticket as well as lodging in (or near) the appropriate depot town to accomplish the full round trip experience. Check out our Schedules and Fares page for more information on all the trip options, or call us at 1-888-CUMBRES to discuss further.
What is the best trip to take?
Are there any discounts?
Can I buy tickets on the day of the train trip I wish to ride?
What are the depot hours?
How do I contact the depots?
The Antonito depot phone number is 1-719-376-5483, or 1-888-286-2737.
Where can I find overnight accommodations in Antonito or Chama?
What if I need to make changes to my ticket reservation or cancel my trip?
Rates and fares are subject to change without notice.
What is the difference between the parlor car, deluxe tourist car, and coach?
- Parlor car guests ride in a carpeted and paneled coach featuring complimentary snacks and beverages.
- Deluxe Tourist and Parlor car guests also receive a souvenir gift and complimentary beverage and attendant service. The seating in the tourist car includes a table; the seating in the parlor car faces the windows and includes a bar space. The Parlor car is also restricted to adults 21 years of age or older.
- Coach cars offer comfortable bench seating. Snacks, film, gifts, and souvenirs are available on board. You are welcome to move about the train and experience the open-air gondola car!
Are refreshments available on the train?
Can I bring my own food and drinks on the train?
Are there restrooms on the train?
Can I smoke on the train?
Can I bring alcoholic beverages on the train?
Can I bring my pet on the train?
Is the train wheelchair accessible?
Can I bring a child's stroller on the train?
Can I move about the train?
Is there an open car on the train?
How long does the trip take?
How much time do we have for lunch?
The train stops at the Osier dining hall for a delicious one hour buffet lunch brought to you by Toltec Gorge Catering, Inc., a team that specializes in cooking delectable food and treats at 10,000+ feet (in altitude). All ticket purchasers receive the buffet lunch.
What if I have special dietary requirements?