Scenic Winter Trains

Colorado Scenic Winter Trains

In Colorado scenic train riding continues through the winter months. Many of these trains feature special tours for the more discerning passengers. Such as photo opportunity trains, dining trains, wine & rails, and storytelling trains. The amazing Colorado mountain vistas, canyons, and high country are just as stunning in the winter. 

The Georgetown Loop Railroad, located in Georgetown Colorado, is off highway I-70, and on the way to Silverthrone. The Georgetown loop offers seasonal specials, including holiday trains and 4 classes of fare. 

winter train caboose

The Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Train, located in southwest Colorado, features a variety of winter train events such as Romance on Rails, Cowboy Poetry Train, Hops & Hops Train. The D&SNGR will accommodate groups, offers package deals, and provides exploration opportunities, and a choice of fares.

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad, located on the eastern slope just south of Colorado Springs, offers special winter trains such as the all-ages holiday train in addition to their Santa Express train. Choose from a variety of fares or join them for the first-class lunch train in the vista dome car, purchase a special Ride ticket with the Engineer, or experience a story-telling show during the train ride.

The Leadville Train or the Leadville, Colorado & Southern railway, located in Central Colorado, offers seasonal scenic train rides. Their current special is The Holiday Express train. A 2-hour winter express train featuring holiday lights and interior festive garland.

All of Colorado’s scenic train rides are steeped with history. Whatever narrow gauge train ride you choose, you will certainly get a glimpse of the past. Most of these rails were developed to haul ore during the mid-1800s gold and silver mining days and consequently moved early western pioneers into Colorado’s high mountain communities. Enjoy the ride!


by Kathleen Fitzsimmons

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