all aboard the cumbres & toltec scenic railroad!

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a National Historic Landmark that moves.  At 64-miles in length, it is the longest, the highest and most authentic steam railroad in North America, traveling through some of the most spectacular scenery in the Rocky Mountain West.

Owned by the states of Colorado and New Mexico, the train crosses state borders 11 times, zigzagging along canyon walls, burrowing through two tunnels, and steaming over 137-foot Cascade Trestle. All trains steam along through deep forests of aspens and evergreens, across high plains filled with wildflowers, and through a rocky gorge of remarkable geologic formations. Deer, antelope, elk, fox, eagles and even bear are frequently spotted on this family friendly, off-the grid adventure.

Join us for a day trip through the unspoiled Rocky Mountain West and on what the readers of USA Today have called the best, and most scenic train ride in America (2016, 2019, 2020). Depart from Antonito, Colorado or Chama, New Mexico for a steam train ride of a lifetime! Find adventure on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad with a journey you’ll never forget! 



2023 Season Schedule 

Opening Weekend: Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 & 28: Chama Express 
1:00pm- Chama to Cumbres Pass by train/return by train- 3:45pm

June 3rd – October 21st
Operation 6 Days a week: Everyday except for Monday’s

Tickets & Info: 1-888-286-2737  [email protected]





Restoring a train from the 1880’s takes a crew of dedicated workers and the right tool to put it all together! Check out the Kobalt Tools  “Building Steam” documentary about the restoration of locomotive #168 and the historical consist of cars on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.






Led by Steam Locomotive #168 and in our museum-quality historical consist experience the original west on the 168 Dinner Train or the 168 Brunch Train! Visit our SPECIAL TRAINS page for more information on these trips! Lovingly rehabilitated to Secretary of the Interior’s standards for historic preservation, no experience is more authentic or immersive than the 168 and Historical Consist.



Enjoy a visual tour of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad!




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Schedules and Fares

The Experience

Special Trains