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!



2024 Schedule 

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s passenger service operates May 25th-October 19th, six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday. Select from seven different train excursions and three different classes of service. 

Looking for something FUN, NEW, and EXCITING? Climb aboard one of our special trains for a unique experience. Departures include our Geology Trains and our 4th of July Fireworks Celebration Trains!


Visit our SCHEDULES & FARES page and our SPECIAL TRAINS page for more information! 

Tickets & Info: 1-888-286-2737


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




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Schedules and Fares

The Experience

Special Trains