Built in 1881, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is 64 miles of narrow-gauge railroad nestled in the Rocky Mountains that span the border between New Mexico and Colorado. Originally part of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad, the CTSRR was saved in 1970 by a group of rail fan volunteers and the States of Colorado and New Mexico. Now, the railroad is co-owned by the States and offers a getaway from all the hustle and bustle of modern life. See a unique glimpse of the railroading that built the American West. Full-day and half-day excursions leave from either Antonito, CO or Chama, NM. Friendly docents share the stories, legends, and history of the geology, people, and railroading companies that came before. Parlor car seating (21+ and older) pampers the modern-day tourist seeking an escape from the city. Tourist car table seating comfortably accommodates families or intimate two-somes. A nearly unlimited number of coach cars make for a lively trip. Our open-air gondola is available for everyone with a ticket to soak in the sun and capture amazing photographs. On-board concessions and ADA compatible cars make the trip accessible for everyone. An all-you-can-eat lunch is provided at the half-way point at Osier, CO. Feast on Thanksgiving Turkey (roasted to perfection at 10,000), Meatloaf, Vegetarian courses, and unlimited salads and desserts will have you asking to come back.