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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

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Address: 500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
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+1 888-286-2737
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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2 Trains on Same Day.

Lunch between 2 states. This was a wild one but a good twist. Same track with 2 trains covering 2 different states. My review is about our 33rd state New Mexico of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 February 2017
Kelseyville, California
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Kelseyville, California
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115 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

Lunch between 2 states. This was a wild one but a good twist. Same track with 2 trains covering 2 different states. My review is about our 33rd state New Mexico of the 50-State Quest done in August of ((1996 not 2016)). That is because they offer many different ways to accomplish the journey. You may want to tailor your... More 

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Davis, California
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449 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

While we waited to board the train, we were treated to the pre-trip preparations of the engineers. It was exciting to see the steam locomotive moving about the train yard, releasing steam as the wheels turned and the rods moved forward and back. As we rode along, we were amused to see many photographers (who had been in the yard)... More 

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High Rolls Mountain Park, New Mexico
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

My husband and I decided to take a weekend and go ride the Cubres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. We live in the southern part of New Mexico so we just drove in the night before. We went and checked in to the railroad and roamed around the little shop there waiting for the train. We left right on time. We... More 

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Payson, Arizona
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Heard about this from a railroad enthusiast in Oregon who has himself never been on it, but has long heard it was a great experience and he was not kidding! Went last October when the fall colors were out and it was stunning! The all-you-can-eat lunch was an incredible bonus for the price! Planning on making this a regular experience... More 

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Los Lunas, New Mexico
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This was a wonderful experience for our family. Absolutely breathtaking views. The kids Loved seeing Santa and Mrs Clause. A must try for family fun.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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283 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

October 19, 2016 - Only a short distance from Cumbres Suites where we stayed the previous night. We arrived at the train depot around 8am, verified our advance tickets were OK, looked briefly at the small gift shop, then boarded our tour bus (leaving at 8:30am) for the ride to Antonito. One has several choices regarding riding the scenic railroad.... More 

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Glensted Mo
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265 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Wow-got to take the fall tour on a very nice day. They are very accommodating in allowing rail fans to walk through the rail yards. You can take pictures of everything. Only thing they say is "say out of the way of moving railcars". The train trip is great and includes a large noon meal. We took the full trip... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Great scenic 64 miles train ride around the Rocky Mountain from Chama to Antonito. We rode on the open air Gondola car during the whole trip to catch the best view. The view is spectaclar. There is also a rest stop for lunch which is included in the price where you have a choice of meatloaf, turkey dinner, soup,salad bar... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Too much could be written about this beautiful fall day. The docent on the flatbed train sticks out in my mind as being the most informative person on the train. Our guide/hostess on the first portion of the train was also informative and had a great sense of humor and knowledge. The second hostess was young and seemed more in... More 

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Wampum, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

After many years I finally was able to schedule my ride on this train. This narrow gauge railroad operates through the Rocky Mountains by twisting and winding its way through mountain passes by clinging to side side of the mountain, cutting through tunnels and some of the most incredible scenery I have ever seen. The locomotives were built in the... More 

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