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Address: 97 Ponderosa Drive, South Fork, CO 81154
Phone Number: +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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 August 2015
Scott C
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Westerville, Ohio
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Purcell, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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!

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Farmington, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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!

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Fairview oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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.

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Lubbock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!!

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Commerce City, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

If you want to truly appreciate the scenery of the Colorado mountains, this is a must on your visit to Southfork. The conductor (Tom) was extremely knowledgeable on the history of the railway. They are in the process of restoring a 1900 railway car that has to be seen to believe.

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