The List: Colorado Scenic Rails

Climb aboard some of the most scenic railways in America.

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

This rail features the rescued 1894 Cripple Creek Midland Depot, once part of the old Midland Terminal line.


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad & Museum

In continuous operation since 1882, this train features incredible views as well as fun events like their Cascade Train Concert Series. 


Georgetown Loop Railroad

This revitalized rail offers a glimpse at an early engineering feat, as well as Colorado wildlife—bighorn sheep are common to the area.


Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

Departing from North America’s highest incorporated city (10,430 ft.), this train offers views of the highest summit in the Rockies, Mt. Elbert (14,439 ft).


Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

Completed in 1878, this rail takes visitors through beautiful southern Colorado. Not to miss is its June 20, Rails & Ales event, featuring a trip out to a private brewfest with live music in the wilderness. 


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