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Denver & Rio Grande Railroad

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Address: 97 Ponderosa Drive, South Fork, CO 81154-9771
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+1 719-873-2003

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Great Trip and scenery!

We have a summer cabin in South Fork and have done the train 3 times. It's great. Lots of history and fun for the kids and adults. The ride to Creede is very pretty. The car is a... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2015
Scott C
Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Whitesboro, Texas
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134 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go to Southfork almost yearly. Was looking forward to riding the train but it was shut down. We drove to Cottonwood cove which is the turnaround for the train and asked about it. We were told the driver of the train hit something on the track by going to fast. The pursuing injury lawsuits were not too bad, but... More 

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Westerville, Ohio
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439 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

This looked interesting, but it is closed and it is up for sale. Hope there is a buyer to restore and rehabilitate the equipment and restart the service.

3 Thank AggieJoe79
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 26 August 2015

We have a summer cabin in South Fork and have done the train 3 times. It's great. Lots of history and fun for the kids and adults. The ride to Creede is very pretty. The car is a little bumpy as it has no shocks but nothing too bad. The kids want to go every time we are there.

5 Thank Scott C
Purcell, Oklahoma
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27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2015

My wife & 2 friends enjoyed our trip on the railroad. There was some good history given by Bob. It was fun & should be enjoyed once.

Thank Don S
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

We had a great time on the D&RGRR excursion on 6/17. We have a three year old son and he greatly enjoyed the ride. This is a very unique rail trip. The "Silver Streak" car is a one-of-a-kind and we were lucky enough to have Mr Don as our engineer/driver that day. Everyone should experience this!

2 Thank Acharbonnet
Farmington, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

We did the longer trip to Wagon Gap with a group riding in an open-air rail car. Absolutely fabulous time....stunning scenery, informative engineer, and a delightful lunch stop at Blue Creek Lodge. We HIGHLY recommend this fun excursion of riding the rails through the beautiful Colorado mountains.

4 Thank 8OOT
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67 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

Had to take this little railroad trip and I wasn't disappointed. My wife and I went with another couple while staying in South Fork. I am already a railroad nut and I really enjoyed the trip, as did everyone. Very beautiful place for an informative adventure on rails of the past. The gentleman that was the "engineer" was very knowledgeable... More 

1 Thank electraglideteacher
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Travelled with a group to this railway. Wonderful scenery and a great train ride in most unusual railcars. The bonus was the friendliness and personal attention of Don and Bob Shank. The knowledge of Bob was amazing on railways and the local area. Here's to them getting to Creede!

Thank Alisdair M
Fairview oregon
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2014 via mobile

We rode this little train and what a blast.We rode the long ride.Don was great and so very fun.His knowledge of the rail history was great.At the station he showed us a new rail car he got and was very interesting.If you're ever in So Fork take time out and ride this Gem.

1 Thank BigDaddy148
Lubbock, Texas
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

My family had a wonderful time including my little grandsons (5 & 2). We took the 3 pm tour which stopped for ice cream. Along the way we stopped some wild life and our engineer was so knowledgeable and fun!!

Thank Gram2009

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