If you are having a hard time finding inspiration, sign up for some of the best Colorado train trips. The railroad enthusiasts in your life will enjoy them and the newbies will soon fall in love with access to some of the most epic scenery in Colorado. Along with the panoramic views, some of the first-class dining experiences, service, and special events on these excursions are unforgettable. If you are looking for a fun and unique experience, you’ll want to hop aboard one of these eight best train rides in Colorado:

Have you had the opportunity to take any of the best scenic Colorado train trips? If you have, please tell us about your experience in the comments below. And if you are seeking other activities in the rugged state’s wide open spaces, check out this bucket list of things to do outside in Colorado. If you need a place to stay while exploring the stay, here are the best places to stay in Colorado.

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What is another way to enjoy trains in Colorado?

Go see what more than 150,000 visitors have experienced at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum in Greeley. Here's what you can enjoy about it:

  • This 5,500-square-foot, nonprofit, facility is full of handmade railroad artifacts and memorabilia.
  • From more than 500 scale locomotives, 80 miles of train track, and hundreds of railroad sceneries, you are sure to find something that piques your railroad interest.
  • Its thoughtful open-air design has broad aisles with theatrical lighting to enhance the experience.
  • You can tour the 1919 Colorado and Southern Caboose.


What is another one of the best unforgettable experiences in Colorado?

Located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Glen Eyrie is a 1903 English Tudor-style castle. Here are some of the reasons why visiting is such an unforgettable experience in Colorado:

  • Glen Eyrie offers an abundance of activities: Enjoy a spot of tea Wednesday-Sunday in the Castle Music Room and Library Wednesdays, take a tour, or have lunch at the bookstore and coffee shop.
  • Its history is fascinating. Founded in 1871, it was the home of William Jackson Palmer and his wife Mary “Queen” Mellen, and their three daughters. Founder of Colorado Springs, Palmer was also a Brigadier General in the Union Army during the Civil War and president of The Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. After changing ownership several times, Glen Eyrie was purchased as the headquarters of The Navigators in 1953, which still maintains it as the group's headquarters.
  • People are invited to visit the historic castle tours for overnight stays, conferences, and its many other offerings. 


What is another way near me to experience the outdoor scenery in Colorado? 

This Colorado road trip takes you from the wineries of the Western Slope to the tolling Eastern Plains. Here are the stops:

  • It begins with the Grande River Vineyards in Palisade, where you can wet your whistle and take a tour.
  • Next is lunch at Glenwood Hot Springs Resort in Glenwood Springs.
  • Then it's off to see the natural wonder of Dotsero Volcano in Dotsero.
  • turn to some shopping opportunities at Breckenridge.
  • Ride the carousel at the colorful Nederland community.
  • Finally, wander around the Brush Prairie Ponds State Wildlife Area in Brush.


This trip offers some of the best sightseeing areas in Colorado.

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