***The TSA has mandated that all passengers wear masks.  Masks will be required regardless of the current State or Local Health Department regulations.  If you or someone in your party is unable to wear a mask, we, unfortunately, will not be able to accommodate you because of this regulation.***

Exciting news beginning July 31st

Riders on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad can once again experience the entire 64-miles of rail between Antonito, CO, and Chama, NM. Train and luxury motorcoach combination rides are back!  Visit Schedules and Fares for more information!

Call 1-888-286-2737, or email us at [email protected] for more information or to book your ride. 

San Juan & New Mexico Express.

Led by the Historic #168 Steam Locomotive, experience the original west just as it was aboard our museum-quality historic train! Featuring lovingly restored all original Denver and Rio Grande 19th Century equipment, the needle of time runs backward as you travel from Antonito to Osier, Colorado in Victorian Splendor. Meticulously rehabilitated to the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for historic preservation, no experience is more authentic or immersive than the San Juan and New Mexico Express.  Enjoy a hearty lunch at Osier included in the ticket price.

This trip is only offered on Select Sundays: July 25th, August 15th, September 19th, and October 24th out of our Antonito, CO depot, with limited capacity available. Book your trip NOW.  


Make a clean escape.

Step aboard the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TSRR) for a trip back in time to the 19th century, where steam railroads at 12 mph were the state-of-the-art fastest way to travel and there were no cell phones or automobile roads.  There were, however, mountainsides of brilliant aspens and the Cumbres & Toltec still steams through them, just as it has for 140 years.

The Cumbres & Toltec is a National Historic Landmark that moves – a completely authentic steam railroad ride through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico. The nation’s most scenic train is particularly gorgeous in the fall as it steams past thousands of colorful aspen trees.

Come feel the rails underneath. Listen to the bright steam whistle, and leave all your worries behind.

Become a part of history.

Climb aboard our National Historic Landmark for a 64-mile day trip you’ll never forget. Our steam engine carries you through steep mountain canyons, high desert, and lush meadows as you zig-zag between the Colorado and New Mexico border. Open your eyes to spectacular and rare Western scenery which can only be viewed from our train’s unique route. Ride in the Victorian elegance in our Parlor and Deluxe cars or choose the budget-friendly Coach car. Either way, a delicious lunch is included.

Our railroad has steamed through history and across the Rocky Mountains since 1880, when first tracks were laid across Cumbres Pass. In 2021, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of our co-ownership by the states of Colorado and New Mexico. This is your chance to make history with us. To experience going back in time and off of the grid. To experience the sounds, steam and steel, and the grit that made this country great. Your daily grind can’t follow you into the great, unspoiled West.

Be a part of history.

Be a Fireman or Engineer on a real steam locomotive that has run on the C&TSRR since the 1920’s.  Exclusive to the C&TSRR is the four-day Fireman and Engineer School that gives you the real-life experience of firing a steam locomotive and pulling on the throttle. For more information on this popular, bucket list experience click here!


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


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




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Schedules and Fares

The Experience

Special Trains