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Chama, N.M. & Antonito, Colo. – The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is offering a $20 discount on both adult and children 2014 season passes now through Monday, March 31. The 2014 season runs Saturday, May 24 through Sunday, October 19. The adult season pass includes a day excursion ticket allowing pass holders to share the Cumbres & Toltec experience with a friend. 

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is loved by historians, railfans, and riders for the authentic experience it provides as an important piece of the history of the American West. Built in 1880 and little changed since then, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the finest, most spectacular example of steam-era mountain railroading in North America.

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the highest narrow-gauge steam railroad in the U.S. In its 64-mile route between Chama and Antonito, the train crosses the New Mexico–Colorado state line 11 times, traversing some of the most beautiful and remote areas in the southern Rocky Mountains, including the 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass and the 800-foot-deep Toltec Gorge, from both of which the railroad takes its name. The train winds through tunnels and over trestles, and snakes along the Toltec Gorge past waterfalls, mountain forests, and alpine meadows. All trains stop at the historic ghost town of Osier for a hot homemade lunch that includes freshly made desserts. Professional, friendly, well-informed railroaders run all Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad excursions. They are enthusiastic and available to answer questions about the historic train.The historic narrow gauge railroad is used by many hikers, bikers and fly fishermen for access to some of the most beautiful parts of Colorado and New Mexico.  The season pass allows them to hop-on hop-off the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad to enjoy hiking, camping, and fishing.


Trains depart daily at 10 a.m. from both Chama, N.M., and Antonito, Colo., May 24 through October 19. The round trip is completed by a scenic one-hour drive by deluxe motor coach before or after the rail excursion. Shorter trips are also available. Adult Pass: $150. Pass includes a free day excursion for a friend, a $95 value. Child Pass: $70. Ages 2-12. Offer valid until March 31, 2014. For a season pass, please call 575-756-2151.

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the highest and longest authentic steam-powered, narrow-gauge railroad in the United States. The passenger railroad travels over its historic road grade between Chama, N.M., and Antonito, Colo., and is jointly owned and operated by New Mexico and Colorado. The railroad was recently designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service.


Jennifer Marshall