Chasing Trains on the Cumbres & Toltec

Chama to Cumbres Pass


Time for another Railroad Adventure! The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is justifiably famous for its rich narrow gauge steam railroading history and spectacular high-country scenery. Once part of the fabled Denver & Rio Grande Western, this preserved remnant operates daily in season between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO, climbing the challenging 4% grade over Cumbres Pass. Join us on a beautiful fall day as we chase the trains along Highway 17 up to Cumbres at the close of the 2020 season. The workhorse K-36 locomotives seen here were built for the Rio Grande in 1925 and still burn coal, just as they have for 95 years. Watching them work is like stepping back in time. Enjoy!