Each month, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad offers a Sunset Dinner Train. This special excursion allows you to experience a Rocky Mountain sunset, a gourmet dinner and the thrill of railroading under the stars. These trains often sell out due to the delicious meal, the unique experience of traveling by steam train at night and the fun entertainment and lively atmosphere.
This year’s August Sunset Dinner Train features a Mariachi theme and falls on August 11th, the date of the next New Super Moon. A New Moon typically can’t be seen – but it’s when the Earth is the closet to Moon and it means that the stars in the dark skies will seem extra bright, a treat for stargazers who can stand in the open air gondola and gaze at the bright constellations. Riders can wear fiesta wear and will enjoy music from Mariachis Azteca from Santa Fe, margaritas and cervezas at our cash bar and a delicious prime rib, fresh fish or savory chicken dinner at the Cumbres Pavilion. This is one of our most fun rides of the season – don’t miss it!
The September Dinner Train on September 15th features an intriguing Murder Mystery theme and optional pre-WWII Paris Costume Theme. Enjoy dinner on Cumbres Pass and music by El Norteno, with French “flair.” You will feel like you are at Rick’s Café on this special evening, which is also in the height of fall colors, so a lovely way to experience the beauty of autumn in the setting sun.
The final Dinner Train is on October 13th and is our ever-popular Speakeasy Saturday Night Dinner Train. A highlight of the year, the train becomes one big speakeasy with a delicious dinner at Cumbres Pass and an optional Prohibition costume contest and music from James Doyle and the Jazz Collective.
Dinner rides are extremely popular and often sell out, so book early to avoid disappointment!