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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
+1 877-726-7245
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Gonna kiss you all over...

These lyrics from the Eighties band Exile were alive in the hills today, June 25, 2016 as the sound... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
5inavan
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South Deerfield, Massachusetts
No A/C

Piaf for Diamond Class and was informed that the car we were supposed to be on was given to the... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Greg T
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The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is Colorado's newest train offering steam engine rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and over legendary LaVeta pass on hundreds of miles of historic rail. Excursions offer riders a trip back in time on restored passenger cars that stop at the quaint mountain town of LaVeta and hear narration of Colorado history, mining stories and catch a glimpse of wildlife--including bears! Summer weekends brings the Mountain Rails Live summer concert series with nationally renowned acts to a boxcar stage at 9,400 ft only accessible by our train. This green location is run on solar and wind power. Seasonal rides are available throughout the year.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“club car” (23 reviews)
“dome car” (26 reviews)
“dining car” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
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Reviewed 26 June 2016

These lyrics from the Eighties band Exile were alive in the hills today, June 25, 2016 as the sound of music entertained a small audience of about 125. The 2 hour show was mostly country style until intermission, which was great as well, a local...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Piaf for Diamond Class and was informed that the car we were supposed to be on was given to the Brewers and had left earlier. There was an announcement that basically said either tough it out or get off and receive a refund. We drove...More

1  Thank Greg T
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

We loved this trip. The crew and staff were helpful and friendly. We bought the lunch package and we were not disappointed. The food was delicious. The ticket price included unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages are available for an additional charge. We had about 75...More

1  Thank Guy C
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Found this online while searching for things to do in the area. Will call window was easy enough. Just beware you can not park at "depot" because it is also the welcome center. Boarded train right at departure time & not before. Immediately you are...More

Thank Med170
Reviewed 26 April 2016

Rode the train several times last summer. Beautiful views, very comfortable vintage ride. Great staff! Good food for a reasonable price.

1  Thank 746robinr
PremierRails, Public Relations Manager at Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thanks for the review and for riding with us multiple times. We agree it's a great ride with beautiful views. Glad to know our staff and the food offerings met your approval. We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed 1 March 2016

Was invited to ride the train last year to see the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Traveled from Alaska and was worth every bit of it. The band was over the top, walked the train after the concert, all of them stopping to talk to everyone,...More

3  Thank John C
PremierRails, Public Relations Manager at Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2016

Thanks to you for traveling down to the lower 48 to attend our concert. We think it's worth the drive for such a unique offering. We sincerely hope to see you back on our rails again this summer. Thanks for spreading the word.

Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I love the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band anyway, but this is absolutely the best way to see them! The venue is beautiful, that goes almost without saying at this point, but seeing an act like the Dirt Band on that stage is perfect. When the...More

3  Thank Randy W
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I had the opportunity to ride the train with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and then watch and listen to the wonderful music i grew up with. The food was amazing on the train. Being in the mountains is one of the best places to...More

1  Thank joe p
Reviewed 3 February 2016

When reading about this trip on the internet, somehow it looked a little nicer than it was. not a bad trip, just a little long on the train to go to a town not really any different than any other. Booked to go on a...More

1  Thank arbie24
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

I know it sounds strange, but the FIR stage at the top of La Veta pass (accessible by this train) provided me with the best concert experience of my life. It could have been the remote location, the train, the friendly people, the food and...More

1  Thank Cammie N
PremierRails, Public Relations Manager at Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2016

Hello Cammie Thank you so much for the kind words. You'll be happy to hear that Exile is returning to the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad this summer and tickets are on sale now. Other great bands are joining us this year as well (no reason...More

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BobbiandSam
5 June 2016|
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Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
We don't have dinner excursions this year but you can purchase food on our trains in the dome cars.
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BobbiandSam
5 June 2016|
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Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
HI Bobbi, if you select a date for your ride the different class options open up and you can see the prices for adult and child rates.
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seesee2
21 May 2016|
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Response from PremierRails | Property representative |
Full calendar of concerts is available at coloradotrain. com
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