Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Antonito
About Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Antonito
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Antonito
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Overview of Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
As you traverse the city of Antonito, you'll stumble upon Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is not a top-rated place in Antonito.
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Getting around Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Antonito
Suggested transit method is Taxi. The distance between the points being 47.61 Kilometre, the time taken for the journey is 39 minutes. The expense of the trip is USD 160.Car
The most preferred mode of transport is Car. The transit will take around 39 minutes, covering a distance of 47.61 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 4.
It is recommended to take Taxi which will cost you roughly USD 10, taking around 5 minutes. The distance between the two points is 3.94 Kilometre.Walk
By walking for 41 minutes for a distance of 3.43 Kilometre.
The most preferred mode of transport is Car. The transit will take around 1 minutes, covering a distance of 0.69 Kilometre. The trip will cost you roughly USD 1.Walk
Walking is recommended. The distance is around 0.69 Kilometre and it will take around 8 minutes.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, Antonito Reviews - Write a Review
If you like railroads or scenery, you will love the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. My family unanimously agrees that it's a better experience than its more famous sister railroad, the Durango and Silverton. Why? Well, the trip is much longer, the scenery more expansive and varied, and the railroad equipment not quite as polished and shiny -- i.e. it's more authentic. It's also fun to see steam engines working hard when pulling a train up a 4% grade. Special thanks to the engineers who interacted with our 9 and 10 year olds and made their trip special! If you go, here are a few recommendations. The guide book Ticket to Toltec is a well-written book with general history of the area and the railroad, as well as a mile-by-mile guide to the sights you'll pass by, written for both directions so you will never have to go backward through the book. We especially enjoyed the tales of train wrecks and the listing of movies the C&TSRR has been in. If you can only go one direction, the Chama-to-Antonito route really showcases steam power when pulling the train up a 4 percent grade on the way to Osier. As the train reaches higher altitudes, it gets chilly, so bring a windbreaker. At Osier, the tasty buffet lunch has turkey or meatloaf with several sides, while also offering mac-n-cheese or a hotdog for the kids. The best scenery on the trip is viewed soon after leaving Osier on the way to Antonito. Wear sunscreen. We did the full route in both directions and were glad we did. For the best views, sit on the right from Chama, and on the left from Antonito. The train from Antonito is much less crowded. Popcorn, drinks, and a few other treats are available from the snack car. Surprisingly, the souvenir shops at each end of the trip and at Osier each have items not available at the other locations.
Great ride, gorgeous view, nice food, informative staff during the trip.
The gift shop in the back had a VERY nice lady that provided us a map of Colorado and was very helpful in giving ideas for where to go next.
Having ridden both the Cumbres and Toltec and the Durango and Silverton in recent years, I can say that the Cumbres is the more enjoyable and spectacular. My wife went along just to keep me company and later told me it was the highlight of the trip.