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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

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Michael Martin Murphy Concert in the Mountains

Overall a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. We boarded the train in Fort Garland - there’s a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Rhonda S
Denver, Colorado
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Train to Peter Yarrow Concert

Although we live near by, we have not rode the train but a couple of times. When my wife seen that... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Alamosa, Colorado
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“club car”(24 reviews)
“dining car”(18 reviews)
“dome car”(29 reviews)
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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
+1 877-726-7245
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Our trip on the Fall Foliage train began at Fort Garland. We were met as we boarded by Gloria and Linda - they made sure we had everything we needed to have an enjoyable time. They were focused on the passengers during the entire trip....More

Thank Nrray
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This train ride was a great experience - the waitresses/guides were jolly and friendly and informative. The scenery was dramatic, the train was comfortable, all non alcoholic drinks were complimentary, the lunch was good and not pricey. Le veda was a tiny lityle town with...More

Thank Colette R
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Overall a pleasant way to spend an afternoon. We boarded the train in Fort Garland - there’s a decent diner in Fort Garland, a small market and not much else. We were in the dome (first class) car. Slow train ride, about 1 1/2 hours,...More

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Although we live near by, we have not rode the train but a couple of times. When my wife seen that Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul, and Mary was the entertainment at Fir, she wanted to book and I told her to go First Class...More

Thank rudderjt
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We had read the mixed reviews but decided to take a chance and booked our seats months in advance as part of a break while traveling cross country. The morning of the trip we collected our tickets without any issues and went outside to await...More

7  Thank 649kenk
Reviewed 20 June 2018

We rode the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad on the first day of operation this summer. It was billed as a first class reserved seat dome car experience. However, the dome cars were missing in action... delayed delivery from somewhere in the USA. So after being...More

2  Thank Sid H
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We had to cancel our reservation because of a family emergency. We called the company and was told that their new software was unable to refund our credit card and we would receive a refund in 7-10 business days via check in the mail. After...More

7  Thank Ruth F
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We purchased the concert train ride. Radney Foster was the musician. Excellent...and I'm not much of a country music fan! The ride was quite pleasant (the view) but the air conditioner wasn't working in our car. I read other reviews with the same complaint before...More

3  Thank PattyM63
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We took the round trip between Alamosa and La Veta. Our seats were in an observation car. We had seats facing each other with a table in between. Water, coffee/tea, and soft drinks were complementary; cash for beer, mixed drinks. At first the route just...More

2  Thank Janet L
Reviewed 18 September 2017

After cancelling my reservations within the company policy timeline, I have as yet to receive the check I was promised. It has been two months. I am unable to speak with anyone with any authority, and my emails go unanswered. The last contact I had...More

9  Thank Glen C
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11 July 2018|
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Response from Kathy B |
I am booked on the Cigar Tour. I do not want to spend time traveling through a burned out area. It is depressing. But... they say no refunds. Horrible policy.
5 June 2016|
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.
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.