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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
+1 877-726-7245
Review Highlights
Vintage rail cars over beautiful western scenery!

This passenger railroad departs from the classic Alamosa depot and travels past Ft. Garland and... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2015
Ace J
Chicago, Illinois
Fall colors trip 10/10/15

Had a wonderful experience from staff right down to the food Only problem we had was the ac in our... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2015
Manuel L
via mobile
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The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is Colorado's newest train offering steam engine rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and over legendary LaVeta pass on hundreds of miles of historic rail. Excursions offer riders a trip back in time on restored passenger cars that stop at the quaint mountain town of LaVeta and hear narration of Colorado history, mining stories and catch a glimpse of wildlife--including bears! Summer weekends brings the Mountain Rails Live summer concert series with nationally renowned acts to a boxcar stage at 9,400 ft only accessible by our train. This green location is run on solar and wind power. Seasonal rides are available throughout the year.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“club car” (23 reviews)
“dome car” (24 reviews)
“train ride” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
+1 877-726-7245
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Reviewed 18 October 2015

This passenger railroad departs from the classic Alamosa depot and travels past Ft. Garland and over mountainous scenery to La Veta, Colorado, where there is about a 2 hour layover. Food and drink are available in the restored vintage railcars. We saw numerous antelope and...More

Thank Ace J
Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

Had a wonderful experience from staff right down to the food Only problem we had was the ac in our car was on - just a tad too cool for most of us. 5/5 for friendliness, cleanliness, good food!

Thank Manuel L
Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

We were traveling through La Veta when we heard the train whistle. We drove down to the tracks expecting to see a freight train. Pleasantly surprised to see what we thought was an AmTrak passenger train. No, it was the train from Alamosa coming to...More

Thank Butch M
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Went on the train to an outdoor concert and lunch. Had a lot of fun and really enjoyed ourselves. We got to meet some interesting people on the way and it was nice to go somewhere, but not drive. There was a small market across...More

Thank Wine30
Reviewed 2 October 2015

We rode in the first class car and had a meal that came with it. We had to go downstairs to the dining car to eat after choosing our time. We had hamburgers and the chicken dinner. All of it was really good. It was...More

Thank Tammy R
Reviewed 30 September 2015

I made my reservations early so that we could get a seat on the Mardi Gras car. That car is where the entertainers ride so that you can get close up and personal. It was my birthday and we enjoyed the concert immensely. We were...More

Thank Lula S
Reviewed 30 September 2015

My husband and I were booked on the Oct 1st 2015 fall colors dinner train. On Sept 29th at 1:09 the Rio Grande Railroad left a phone message. We were out with appts. and returned home at 3:00 pm, my husband returned April's call and...More

Thank michele A
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The trip we made was the all day trip fall foliage trip to La Veta, Co., and back. The train is comfortable. The conductor-docent- Jim, was personable, knowledgeable and entertaining. Hats off to the chef. The food was 4 star quality. It just needs a...More

Thank aspenbc
Reviewed 20 September 2015 via mobile

Although I knew I was going to enjoy this train ride and concert, never did I expect one of the most perfect September days to top it off. The staff on the train go way above and beyond. Loved the private car, where we had...More

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We enjoyed the open-air train car during our two-hour ride to Fir where we thoroughly enjoyed Michael Martin Murphy's outdoor concert in a gorgeous setting on Sunday afternoon. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a relaxing and beautiful day in the mountains...More

Thank Maui2014NMR
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
How much does a dinner excursion cost!
4 June 2016|
Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
We don't have dinner excursions this year but you can purchase food on our trains in the dome cars.
Where can I find a cost list of the excursions
4 June 2016|
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Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
HI Bobbi, if you select a date for your ride the different class options open up and you can see the prices for adult and child rates.
How do you get a calendar of concert performers/dates??? When is your opening date???
21 May 2016|
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Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
Full calendar of concerts is available at coloradotrain. com