The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Rail Road
The C&TSRR is a bit of narrow gauge history. This all steam railroad runs for 63 miles between Antonito, Co and Chama, NM. The operating season begins in late May and ends in late October. Jointly owned by the States of Colorado and New Mexico, this mountain railroad preserves a section of the Denver & Rio Grande narrow gauge system. Reaching 10,015 Ft. above sea level at Cumbres Pass, this railroad has the highest mountain crossing in the United States.
If you are a rail fan, the C&TSRR offers many opportunities. The Friends of the C&TSRR is a volunteer organization that supports the railroad. If you have ever wanted to work on old railroad equipment here's your opportunity. The Friends run week long work sessions during the late spring and summer that contribute over 30,000 work hours each year.
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is the tourist division of the San Luis & Rio Grande Railroad, a short line serving the San Luis Valley. The trains run from Alamosa, Co to La Veta, Co. The RGSRR runs both steam and diesels train during their operating season, which starts in late May and ends in early October. Outside of the normal season, the railroad does run special event trains such as the Polar Express and Winter Event Trains.
During the summer months the railroad also presents a popular train and concert series. After boarding the train in Alamosa you are taken to Fir, a scenic location near Wagon Creek for an open air concert.