2023 Holiday Express Trains Begins In:


Step aboard our National Historic Landmark for a trip you will never forget. This winter, experience the magic of the holiday season aboard the historic Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. All of us at Cumbres & Toltec, invite you,  your friends and families aboard to view the snow capped mountains and billowing clouds of steam. Hot cocoa, cookies and candy canes will be served in the stations, while Santa helpers Cinder Bear and elves visit with kids.

Trains depart from Chama, NM train station on Saturday, December 2nd and Sunday, December 3rd and from our Antonito, CO train station Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th.




all aboard the cumbres & toltec scenic railroad!

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a National Historic Landmark.  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! 



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




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