Colorado February 02, 2017
7 Incredible Colorado Day Trips You Can Take By Train
The first month of 2017 has come and gone and the time just keeps chugging along. Have you been keeping up with your New Year’s resolution? No? Me neither… but let’s not get discouraged! Instead, let us move full steam ahead with a new goal, like partaking in new adventures around this beautiful state! Ready to begin? Then hop aboard one of these 7 trains for an incredible day trip that you won’t soon forget:
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (Durango)
No matter the time of year, you are sure to find something to love about the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, which features either exciting and/or romantic rides.
Georgetown Loop Railroad (Georgetown)
Since 1884, the Georgetown Loop Railroad has been a beloved Colorado tradition, transporting passengers of all ages through some of the state's most colorful and scenic countryside.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (Antonito)
Named a USA Today "10 Best ‘Reader’s Choice’ Award" winner (“Best Train Ride in America”), the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad boasts comfortable parlor, coach, and gondola cars that fall into anyone's budget.
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad (Cripple Creek)
One of the most affordable train rides in Colorado is that of the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad; an unforgettable 45-minute trip around the gorgeous and historic gold mining area.
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad (Alamosa)
Please note, Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is no longer in business.
From the spring through the fall, Rio Grande entices travelers with gorgeous day-long excursions that offer riders the opportunity to "discover history, mining tales, wildlife sightings, geology and did we mention bears?" Cool, right? Schedule your Memorial Day trip today!
Royal Gorge Route Railroad (Canon City)
Imagine seeing Colorado's most iconic suspension bridge aboard the fabulous Royal Gorge Route Railroad, which features special events like a Spring Fling, Murder Mystery nights, and even a family-favorite Santa Express train!
Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad (Leadville)
Another railroad that will re-launch come Memorial Day is that of the Leadville Colorado & Southern, which offers a unique "Raft & Rail" package for more adventurous travelers! (Don't worry; if rafting isn't your thing, the line also offers "just" 2 1/2 hour train rides.)
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