Wildflower/Botany Train

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Wildflower Special

Featuring Unique Mountain Botanicals along our tracks – Sunday, August 4, 2019

Departing at 8:30 AM from Antonito, Return by Motor Coach

or take the Motor Coach from Chama, NM at 7:00 a.m. to board the train at 8:30 in Antonito

Adult Coach    $165.00

Student           $105.00

Infant                $0.00


Mary Steuver, Chama District Forester

Join us for a botanist’s dream train on Sunday, August 4, 2019, for a fun and educational seminar-style train excursion that will point out the indigenous wildflowers in full bloom on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad route. Mary Stuever, Chama District Forester of the New Mexico State Forestry will serve as the Field Guide throughout the route. Special informativeguidebookss will also be provided to the passengers on this amazing train ride.

She is an accomplished author and her field guides include:
-Field Guide to the Sandia Mountains (UNM Press, 2005)
-Plant Associations of Forests of Arizona and New Mexico (USFS, 1997)
-Plant Associations of Woodlands of Arizona and New Mexico (USFS, 1997)
-Philmont Fieldguide (Boy Scouts of America, 1985)

Join us for a unique all-day 64 mile train trip from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico to study the unique Southern Rocky Mountain ecosystems along the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

A luxury Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad motor coach will return passengers to their originating terminal by highway, offering yet a different route showcasingthe beauty of the Southern Rockies.

Passengers may choose to ride the luxury motor coach from Chama to Antonito in the morning at 7:00 a.m. or to return by luxury motor coach to Antonito, CO departing Chama, NM at 6:15 p.m.

Our special Wild Flower train will travel through most of the Life Zones found in the Southern Rockies, with several stops planned to view the landscapes and plants found along our route. The train will consist of covered coaches with comfortable seats for all passengers, plus a concession car and two open observation cars available to all passengers.

The train will be staffed with experts in the ecology, climatology, plants, and natural and human history unique to this region. Everyone, from the casual observer tothe expert botanist, will enjoy a memorable learning experience on the trip.

The Wild Flower Special is scheduled to depart the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad Depot at Antonito, Colorado at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad luxury motor coach service is included from Chama to Antonito in the morning at 7:00 a.m.

Seating is limited, so early reservations are advised.

Wild Flower Special/Botany Train Information:

Date:  Sunday, August 4, 2019, Leaves Antonito, CO 8:30 a.m.  Arrives Chama, NM 6:00 p.m.

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Train ride, luxury motor coach ride, lunch at Osier and Botany Train Guidebook are included in ticket price.

Please bring rain gear in case of light showers. Small coolers of non-alcoholic beverages and snacks are allowed as lunch will be near 2:00pm.

Please call 1-888-286-2737 for reservations.

Overnight Accommodations and Restaurants in the area are also available.


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