15% Off Holiday Sale Offered through December 31

Once again, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic (C&TS) Railroad is offering early ticket access and special holiday pricing for the 2023 season. Sales to ride North America’s longest, highest and most authentic steam railroad kicked off Monday, November 21 and tickets purchased in 2022 will receive a 15 percent discount.

According to Scott Gibbs, C&TS President, “Last year, we released tickets earlier than ever and our fans were delighted. After all, what’s better than finding tickets to ride the Cumbres & Toltec under the tree? It makes for a very meaningful holiday gift and with the discount, we anticipate we’ll once again see a lot of holiday sales.”

2023 Schedule to Focus on Daily Passenger Service

The C&TS 2023 season opens Memorial Day Weekend with special weekend departures of the Chama Express out of Chama, NM. Running from Chama to Cumbres Pass and back, the train departs at 1 p.m. and returns at 3:45 p.m. Passengers are encouraged to make a day of it; come early enjoy lunch in Chama as well as Opening Weekend fanfare in the yard before you board the train.

Regular daily passenger service begins June 3, with both All Aboard trips that run the full line between Antonito and Chama, and Half Limited Trips, which travel from either Antonito or Chama to Osier Station and then return to the point of origin.

The new 2023 schedule features service six days a week, Tuesday–Sunday, from June 3 to October 21. Trip options include:

  • All Aboard Full Excursion Trips, travel by train the full line between Chama, NM and Antonito, Colo. and include a one-hour bus ride. These trips are called the Antonito All Aboard and the Chama All Aboard and include lunch and motorcoach service. Adult ticket prices start at $135 for summer departures and $155 for the fall season.
  • Half Limited Trips travel half the C&TS line from either Chama, NM or Antonito, Colo to the mid-way point of Osier Station and back to the point of origin. Chama Limited or the Antonito Limited both include lunch and are both solely via train, with no bus service. Adult ticket prices start at $115 for summer and $135 for the fall season.
  • Express Options are perfect for people short on time, families and people who want to “chase the train” as well as ride it. The three-and-a-half hour Cumbres Express departs from Cumbres Pass at 11:10 am, heads to Osier for lunch service (included in the price) and returns to Cumbres at 2:45 p.m. Adult tickets start at $115. Over Memorial Day Weekend and on select Fridays (June 30, July 7, 14 & 21), the Chama Express will depart Chama at 1 p.m. and travel to Cumbres Pass, the highest operational railroad pass in the country and back to Chama by 3:30 p.m. Lunch is not included. Adult ticket prices start at $90, children 6-12 are $45 and children 2-5 are $25.
  • Special Trips are trips that do not run weekly and for 2023 will include June 11 and September 10 departures of the popular Geology Train, a Fourth of July Dinner Train and several special runs of the Galloping Goose in September. Tickets prices vary. See website for more information.

Book in 2022 & Realize Savings on 2023 Rides

To reward passengers who book through December 31, 2022, the C&T is offering 15 percent off Parlor, Deluxe and Coach seating, with the discount code HOLIDAY22. Offer excludes special trains and is not valid with any other discount code.

About the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad follows the original 64-miles of tracks first laid down in 1880, crossing the borders of Colorado and New Mexico 11 times, as it skirts along canyon walls through Toltec Gorge, burrows through tunnels, steams over Cascade Trestle (137-feet above a roaring river), and climbs to the top of 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass, the highest point reached by any steam railroad in North America.

The railroad has been featured in more than 40 motion pictures, including Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Hostiles and more. The railroad also has the country’s largest collection of narrow-gauge locomotives and cars.

Traveling on the train provides the most authentic look at steam railroading in the 1880s.  Passengers can move between cars, ride outdoors on a gondola car, listen to a steam whistle echo down a canyon, enjoy mile after mile of aspen and conifer forest, see wildlife such as elk, deer and sometimes even bear from their seats, or visit the bar and snack car — all at a pleasant top speed of 12 mph.

To book your trip and for complete information, visit:  www.cumbrestoltec.com  or call 1-888-286-2737.

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