Leadville Railroad326 E. 7th St., Leadville, CO
Leadville Train – All Aboard
Welcome aboard the Leadville Railroad. Join us for a Colorado adventure you will not forget. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, the Leadville Railroad is a scenic train trip that provides 2 and 1/2 hours of sightseeing, relaxation, and a little glimpse back in history.
The Leadville Railroad travels north parallel the Arkansas River Valley. Gaining almost 1,000 ft. in Elevation. As you travel, spectacular views of Freemont Pass and the two tallest peaks in Colorado, Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert, show themselves. You will travel through pine forests, aspen groves and view high alpine meadows sprinkled with an array of colorful wildflowers in mid-summer. Bring your camera to try to capture a picture of an eagle, deer, marmots, and even elk.
During the train ride, the conductor will share stories about the history of the railroad, ghost stories, and tales of the wild west. Leadville, founded in 1877, was part of the silver mining boom era and consequently embodied the dramas of strike-it-rich western towns. When the train stops at an old Steam Engine water tank, passengers are able to get off the train and explore the area. Don’t forget to tour the Caboose and Engine and meet the Engineer!
The Leadville Railroad has operated as a scenic train in Leadville, Colorado, since 1988. Their summer season starts on Memorial Day weekend and trips run through the Holidays and into April. Check out their website for details on specialty summer tours like the wildflower tour and BBQ specials. Fall photo specials, Octoberfest in the fall, and our Holiday and Winter express tours from November to April. Due to the high elevation of this train tour, it’s best to come prepared with jackets, hats, gloves, and sunscreen. Don’t forget your camera.
Leadville Train Schedule
The Leadville Train runs year-round, check their calendar for specific dates. The train ride is approximately 2 plus hours long.
Leadville Special Trains
The Leadville Train celebrates holidays and events throughout the year with special trains. Their winter Holiday Express Train is a seasonal favorite.
Adventure Combo Packages
- Raft and train ride adventure package.
- Rails and zipline adventure package.
- Wildflower tour train ride.
Engine & Caboose Rides
Purchase a special add-on ticket for this extraordinary Leadville train experience.
Leadville Train offers special pricing on groups of 20 people or more. They try and accommodate groups with discounts according to their needs. If you have questions or would like to see if your group can be accommodated, give them a call 1-866-386-3936 or contact them for more information.