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Explore the history of Colorado on a scenic railroad

By Patte Smith; courtesy photo

DuranGO Silverton train
Historic trains are a special experience while viewing colorful Colorado and learning about its railroad history. There are several scenic train rides throughout Colorado, some on narrow gauge tracks. Several lines offer themed and seasonal excursions, including special Christmas and Polar Express trains, so be sure to check each website for current programming. For additional information, visit

Royal Gorge Route Railroad starts and ends in Cañon City. Visit

Georgetown Loop Railroad runs from Georgetown and Silver Plume. Visit

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, a National Historic Landmark, runs from Antonito, Colorado, and Chama, New Mexico. Visit

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad runs from Leadville and Climax. Visit

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad runs from Durango and Silverton. Visit

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad runs from Cripple Creek and Victor. Visit

The Broadmoor Manitou & Pikes Peak Cog Railway reopens in May 2021. The world’s highest cog railway to the summit of Pikes Peak begins in Manitou Springs. Visit

Colorado Railroad Museum in Golden offers special train ride events throughout the year. Visit



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