Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
COLORADO'S ONLY MOUNTAINTOP CONCERT & TRAIN VENUE!
Live an authentic Colorado rail experience as you climb the steep grades of the Southern Rockies by train. See sweeping rugged mountain vistas and a variety of wildlife while enjoying tales of Colorado’s railroad and mining history as we travel over La Veta pass in air-conditioned comfort. Come see why USA Today named us a Top Ten Ride and book your own scenic Colorado train ride from Alamosa!
HISTORY OF THE RIO GRANDE RAILROAD
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad begins in Alamosa, CO, and travels over La Veta Pass on historic tracks that were completed on June 22, 1878. Alamosa was quickly put on the map thanks to this narrow gauge rail that supplied ore, lumber, cattle, sheep, and farm products to the developing valley and, in turn, shipped out agricultural and mining products.
From 1890 to 1950, Alamosa hummed day and night with the activity of both passenger and freight trains from Denver, Durango, Santa Fe, Salida, and Creede. After the 1950s, the track was used exclusively for freight until it became part of Premier Rail Collection in 2006.
601 State Ave, Alamosa CO 81101