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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
+1 877-726-7245
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Great ride

Me and my son rode the train and it was fun ... The best part was the people that served us and the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Avon, Indiana
Still a great trip!!

I've read some of the negative comments on here and I can see where this could happen, but I have... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert S
Omaha, Nebraska
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The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is Colorado's newest train offering steam engine rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and over legendary LaVeta pass on hundreds of miles of historic rail. Excursions offer riders a trip back in time on restored passenger cars that stop at the quaint mountain town of LaVeta and hear narration of Colorado history, mining stories and catch a glimpse of wildlife--including bears! Summer weekends brings the Mountain Rails Live summer concert series with nationally renowned acts to a boxcar stage at 9,400 ft only accessible by our train. This green location is run on solar and wind power. Seasonal rides are available throughout the year.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“club car” (24 reviews)
“dome car” (25 reviews)
“train ride” (52 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
+1 877-726-7245
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my son rode the train and it was fun ... The best part was the people that served us and the man who told the stories ... He had been an Airborne Ranger sniper from the Vietnam war , quite the patriot ,...More

Thank Piner-51
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've read some of the negative comments on here and I can see where this could happen, but I have ridden 3 years in a row on this train for Rails and Ales, along with the Concert train for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and...More

1  Thank Robert S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just returned from the Alamosa to LaVeta, Colorado railway trip. We left at 9:30AM and passed through Ft. Garland, Fir, and on to LaVeta. Beautiful views of the mountains, green forests and farm lands. We had a small group on the train so it...More

Thank coloradofcn
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I should have known better than to try this again. We signed up for the Rails to Ales Brewfest in 2016 and some railcars had working air-conditioning but ours was broken and you can't open the windows in these cars. A passenger sitting next to...More

3  Thank GreeleyJoe
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

I had looked forward to the Rails & Ales experience with my son. What occured was a complete and utter debacle. To keep this short, it started when we boarded the train. The railroad had switched the observation car (from the City of New Orleans...More

12  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This scenic train trip takes most of a day, with a short stop at noon for lunch. The train travels approximately 12 mph, for 64 miles. At the half way point, the train coming from the opposite side arrives at the same time, and they...More

3  Thank Steve J
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Aspen changing colors provided wonderful photo opportunities. A fun train crew. Very personable. Great time.

3  Thank Eileen B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

We went on the color train. The only thing that was missing was they had to use the diesel engine. Views were great . Several stops to stretch and explore . Had the trout for lunch. It was yummy. Summerberry cake was delicious . Time...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We met the train in Ft. Garland, but you can also pick it up in Alamosa. Beautifully remodelled train cars whisk you away over La Veta Pass to the town of La Veta. We rode upstairs in the domed car (we had first class tickets)...More

Thank gridiron62
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We enjoyed a nice ride up to Veta Pass, followed by a concert by Trout Fishing in America. The train staff was very friendly and helpful, the sightseeing good and the concert fun, while it lasted (it was rained out after a couple of songs)....More

Thank Kevin R
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Questions & Answers
5 June 2016|
Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
We don't have dinner excursions this year but you can purchase food on our trains in the dome cars.
5 June 2016|
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Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
HI Bobbi, if you select a date for your ride the different class options open up and you can see the prices for adult and child rates.
21 May 2016|
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Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
Full calendar of concerts is available at coloradotrain. com