Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
“The West has to be seen to be believed. But it has to be believed to be seen.”
— Kiowa poet N. Scott Momaday
“USA Today 10Best” readers say that the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is the best train ride in North America as well as the top attraction in both New Mexico and Colorado. Traveling for 64-miles between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO, this is the longest and highest steam railroad in the nation and the most scenic; crossing the border of Colorado and New Mexico 11 times as it chugs its way up and over 10,015 foot high Cumbres Pass.
Our scenic railroad is jointly owned by the states of Colorado and New Mexico. In recognition for its place in our national history it was awarded National Historic Landmark Designation in 2012. We’ve been operating under this prestigious designation ever since. The volunteer docents who ride along with you share their complete education of the history, the legends and the lore of this region and the railroad.
When you visit, be sure to take the self-guided tours of the railroad yards.