These 3 Colorado Train Rides Were Just Named Some Of The Best In America

All aboard! Do you have an affinity for trains and/or want to experience nostalgia for your childhood? The best way to do so is to – of course – come aboard one of Colorado’s scenic train rides. Not sure which to check out? Why not embark upon some of the best train excursions in Colorado – all of which have also been named among the best train rides in the country?

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Best Train Rides in Colorado

September 14, 2022

Where can I go on scenic train rides in Colorado?  

Life in Colorado is beyond beautiful, and we think there are few ways more amazing to really appreciate it than an amazing scenic train ride. Luckily for those who appreciate the rails, there are many options – all of which are worth a try! There’s the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, out of Canon City, which is one of the top-rated scenic train rides in Colorado. We also love the amazing Georgetown Loop Railroad, another very highly rated Colorado train excursion sure to thrill even the youngest (or pickiest) of riders. And, of course, we have to mention the Colorado Railroad Museum, in Golden – it offers steam rides on Saturdays!  

What are some of the best train rides in Colorado? 

Amazingly, the list does not stop with the railroads as mentioned above; that list is merely the beginning! Some other amazing train rides in Colorado include the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, out of Durango, which takes guests on historic train rides through some of the most beautiful places in Colorado. In Manitou Springs, we recommend the Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway, which offers amazingly scenic train rides in Colorado up to the top of Pikes Peak. This one is definitely a can’t-miss for locomotive enthusiasts and lovers of the natural wonders of Colorado alike. 

Where are some of the most scenic places in Colorado?  

Would it be cheating to say that all of Colorado encompasses the most scenic places in Colorado? Yes? Okay, fine. We do have some amazing favorites, no matter what kind of landscape you prefer. Lovers of mountains and forests will fall in love with Breckenridge, a breathtaking ski town so beautiful that it quite literally inspires postcards. If you’re a fan of open spaces, plains, and hills, check out Simla – it’s a tiny, blink-and-you-miss-it town filled with rolling emerald hills and endless skies. Estes Park is stunningly beautiful, and just about every single state park in Colorado is worth a visit at some point. Colorado is beautiful, and you truly cannot go wrong with a visit to just about anywhere.