2022 Cumbres and Toltec schedule to feature new trips

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The 2022 Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad kicks off on June 11. The later opening addresses the variable weather on Cumbres Pass and ensures a more pleasant outdoor experience for passengers. The season will run through Oct. 23.

The new 2022 schedule features a mix of offerings, including:

  • Full Excursion Trips travel by train the full line between Chama, N.M. and Antonito and includes a one-hour bus ride. These trips are called the Antonito All Aboard and the Chama All Aboard and include lunch and motorcoach service.
  • Half Limited Trips travel half the C&TS line from either Chama, N.M. or Antonito to the mid-way point of Osier Station and back. Lunch is included and the trips, are called the Chama Limitedor the Antonito Limited, are solely via train, with no bus service.
  • Short Express Options are perfect for people short on time, families and people who want to “chase the train” as well as ride it. The three-and-a-half hour Cumbres Express departs from Cumbres Pass at 11:10 a.m., heads to Osier for lunch service (included in the price) and returns to Cumbres at 2:45 p.m. On Fridays in July, the Chama Express will depart Chama at 1 p.m. and travel to Cumbres Pass, the highest operational railroad pass in the country and back to Chama by 3:30 p.m. Lunch is not included.
  • Special Trips are trips that do not run weekly, including the monthly 168 Brunch Special, the 168 Dinner Special, the Geology Train, which will run twice this year and the annual Wildflower (Botany) Train. In addition, there will be a special photography charter and Moonlight Dinner Train Trip only available to members of the Friends of the Cumbres and Toltec. Tickets prices vary depending on the Special Trip. See website for more information.

About the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad follows the original 64-miles of tracks first laid down in 1880, crossing the borders of Colorado and New Mexico 11 times, as it skirts along canyon walls through Toltec Gorge, burrows through tunnels, steams over Cascade Trestle (137-feet above a roaring river), and climbs to the top of 10,015-foot Cumbres Pass, the highest point reached by any steam railroad in North America.

The railroad has been featured in more than 40 motion pictures, including the current number one film on Netflix, "The Harder They Fall" as well as "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade," "Hostiles" and more. The railroad also has the country’s largest collection of narrow-gauge locomotives and cars.

Traveling on the train provides the most authentic look at steam railroading in the 1880s. Passengers can move between cars, ride outdoors on a gondola car, listen to a steam whistle echo down a canyon, enjoy mile after mile of aspen and conifer forest, see wildlife such as elk, deer and sometimes even bear from their seats, or visit the bar and snack car — all at a pleasant top speed of 12 mph.

To book your trip and for complete information, visit www.cumbrestoltec.com or call 1-888-286-2737.


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