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Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
+1 877-726-7245
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A rough start, but a fine finish.

We rode the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad on the first day of operation this summer. It was billed as... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sid H
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Fort Worth, Texas
cancellation of trip

We had to cancel our reservation because of a family emergency. We called the company and was told... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2017
Ruth F
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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 passenger cars that stop at the quaint mountain town of LaVeta and hear narration of Colorado history, mining stories and catch a glimpse of wildlife--including bears! Summer weekends brings the Mountain Rails Live summer concert series with nationally renowned acts to a boxcar stage at 9,400 ft only accessible by our train. This green location is run on solar and wind power. Seasonal rides are available throughout the year.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“club car” (24 reviews)
“dome car” (27 reviews)
“dining car” (17 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
601 State Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101-2619
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+1 877-726-7245
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"open air"
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"concert site"
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"great concert"
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"rail cars"
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"saw deer"
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"trout"
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"great ride"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Departed from Alamosa on a day trip to enjoy a mountain blue grass concert. Was a fabulous 2 hour trip each way. Gorgeous scenery. Great on board service. Ricky Scaggs concert was the best in a perfect mountain setting. Train trips to concerts run thru...More

Thank TERRYP1949
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

The double train was very nice for seeing scenery and the feel of a train ride. We didn't see very many animals, but that probably had to do with how hot it was outside. It took most of an entire day, with an hour layover...More

Thank Shari M
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

A group of twenty four friends were on the excursion. We were in the first class car, which was great, as the scenery from this car was amazing (saw three deer and a bear). We all had lunch in the dining car (two groups, as...More

2  Thank DallasMeetingPlanner
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Whether a visitor, rail fan or vacationer looking for an activity, this is an excellent rail experience. Starts out a little slow (flat and straight) but soon hits the Colorado mountains and the scenery is spectacular. We saw deer, elk and even bear on both...More

2  Thank boxcarduane
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

Went to Alamosa the day before and had time to rest up. Got an early start and got on the train in Fort Garland. Went to the concert sight and saw Michael Martin Murphy. Great concert and great train ride. Very smooth. We're planning next...More

1  Thank 910davem
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BobbiandSam
5 June 2016|
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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.
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BobbiandSam
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.
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