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The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad pulling into La Veta. Since this picture was taken, this modern locomotive has been replaced by a vintage steam emgine. Photo courtesy of R. Michael Babnick Photography

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad operates The San Luis Express between Alamosa and La Veta.

The route was carved out of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains over 100 years ago. Since regular passenger train was discontinued in 1953, few travelers seen the highest standard gauge crossing of the Front Range in regular operation.

There are daily departures from Alamosa to La Veta, through the Forbes/Trinchera Park, around Horseshoe Curve, along the edge of the San Isabel National Forest, through two tunnels and into the historic 1870's town of La Veta, where the train pauses for lunch and shopping. Then it's back across the mountains to Alamosa. Or you can ride the train one-way, either way...or plan your own layover on either end.

For more information...

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. Rio Grande Scenic Railroad. Phone: 877 - 726 - RAIL. Email: .

Cities and Towns near Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

La Veta.  La Veta, Colorado is situated on the eastern side of La Veta Pass through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and at the northern opening of the Cuchara River Valley. Just south of town is the foot of the West Spanish Peak. At the southern edge of town is the eighteen hole, Tom Weiskopf designed Grandote Golf Course.

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