The List: Colorado Scenic Rails

Climb aboard some of the most scenic railways in America.
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

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

719-689-2640, cripplecreekrailroad.com

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. 

888-872-4607, durangotrain.com

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.

888-456-6777, georgetownlooprr.com

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).

886-386-3936, leadville-train.com

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. 

877-726-7245, coloradotrain.com