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Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad

500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
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Parlor Car was worth the money and the experience

So Much Fun! I grew up in Durango, Colorado and rode the Narrow Gauge Railroad, many times while I... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
rucruizin
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New Mexico
Romance in the Rails

It was a birthday trip and full of Romance. There was adventure too since the was a rock slide... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
femmechaude
,
Portland, Oregon
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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500 South Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM 87520
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"parlor car"
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"narrow gauge train"
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"turkey dinner"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So Much Fun! I grew up in Durango, Colorado and rode the Narrow Gauge Railroad, many times while I lived there. My grandfather was a railroad engineer for the Rio Grande, so we were a train family. We rolled into town with no plans of...More

5  Thank rucruizin
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It was a birthday trip and full of Romance. There was adventure too since the was a rock slide that stopped the train for an hour. If you are looking for a historic trip, a romantic rail ride, a moment with mother nature, or a...More

1  Thank femmechaude
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

My wife and I went for our 3rd anniversary. It is one of the most amazing adventures I have undertaken. The scenery, the plant life, the history. Amazing!

2  Thank Rufus_K12
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We visited The Cumbres and Toltec for the second time after eight years. We took two friends (also steam railfans) as part of their first visit to the USA. We started from Chama because there is a wealth of heritage stock and access is a...More

3  Thank DaveHalesowen
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

I have been on 2 other train rides and nothing compares to the beauty this train ride offers to you. I would go back year after year. Make sure to check out the open air car. You are provided a delicious lunch as well! DEFINITELY...More

3  Thank Candace D
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

The Cumbres and Toltec railroad is what chama is known for. It is north America’s highest and longest narrow gauge rail road, still operating on original equipment. The ride is long but spectacular scenery makes the day chug along. A midday stop at osier is...More

4  Thank John M
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

A well-run tourist operation with fabulous views of the mountain scenery and the distinction of being the highest such railroad in the U.S.A.

2  Thank carlar2
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

I am not into trains. What a way to spend the day!!!!! Made reservations in April for parlor car during fall colors. The reservation clerk helped significantly with date of trip, plus side of car to get the best view. The parlor car was worth...More

4  Thank Mo M
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

The historic train and the train ride was charming There was narration on the history of the train and the area, I would have liked to hear more. The lunch at top was surprisingly delicious for a buffet. The staff and the building could really...More

1  Thank Sandy2645
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

Loved this amazing train and ride. We booked the middle level (Tourist) but we spent a good deal of time in the open air car (right next to the Tourist car). We took the Chama to Antonito train and then back via motorcoach. Don't let...More

5  Thank Gina A
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STEVE N
May 13, 2018|
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Response from John M | Reviewed this property |
Certainly. If they are minors they would need a responsible party to accompany them on the ride. The agents in either Chama or Antonito will be able to give you exact details for drop off and pickup.
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Laylay78
April 16, 2018|
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Response from DaveHalesowen | Reviewed this property |
Cannot give answers to all of the question, current prices are best found from the C&T website or from their very helpful customer service team by phone. The variety of routes allow for a number of choices to suit customers... More
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Rhonda B
March 31, 2018|
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Response from sunhead | Reviewed this property |
They offer several options for the ride each with their own price. So there is no way to give a real estimate. Plan a minimum of $75-$100 per person at the low end. It all depends on ages of travelers, length of trip, seat... More
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