Train Rides

Colorado Train Rides

Train Rides near Frisco, Dillon, & Silverthorne, Colorado

leadville train ridesTravel back in time to the age of Colorado mining and board a historic train for a great ride. Head to Leadville, the highest town in the country, and board the Colorado & Southern Scenic Railroad. along the old Denver, South Park & Pacific and Colorado & Southern lines to the Continental Divide. Travel  through the untamed wilderness of the San Isabel National Forest, with views of 14,000′ snow capped peaks, and multi-colored groves of Aspens in the Fall time. Learn the history of the railroad from your knowledgeable conductor, as well as lots of information about the local flora and wildlife. Make sure to bring your camera.



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This journey is full of breath-taking panoramas across the Arkansas River Valley and humorous narratives about Leadville’s colorful past. Family and friends of all ages have a chance to engage in learning about historic Leadville, Colorado, home to legends like Molly Brown and Horace, Augusta and Baby Doe Tabor, the Guggenheims and at one time Doc Holiday. The train ascends 1,000 feet off the valley floor so that you will have some spectacular views of Fremont Pass and the two tallest peaks in Colorado, Mt. Massive and Mt. Elbert. Other highlights include a chance to meet the engineer, and to take a tour of the caboose and engine. You may also ride in the engine one way, or the caboose one way with an outdoor viewing platform for two and a cupola on top with two seats. Well behaved pets are also welcome and bring a picnic if you would like.

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Tour Option 1 | Leadville Train Ride Available through 11.1.20

Cost: $42 Adult, $22 Child 4-12, Free Children 3 & under

Cost Lounge Car: $110 for 2-Top, $220 for 4-Top
Cost Engine: $87 Adult, $67 Child 4-12 for riding one way, maximum of 4 people, children allowed if accompanied by an adult
Cost Caboose: $77 Adult, $57 Child 4-12 for riding one way, maximum of 8 people (up to 10 people if small children), children allowed if accompanied by an adult
Tour Times: 1:00 PM May 23 – June 12, 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM June 13 – August 23, 1:00 PM Weekdays, 10:00 AM & 2:00 PM Weekends August 24 – October 11, 1:00 PM Saturdays & Sundays October 17 & 18, 24 & 25, 31 & November 1
Tour Dates: May 23 – November 1
Duration. 2.5 hours


Tour Option 2 | Fremont Pass Rails & Zip Line Available through 10.18.20

leadville train ridesCheck in at the base camp to receive your voucher to ride on the LEADVILLE COLORADO & SOUTHERN RAILROAD. A shuttle will take you to the train depot in Leadville. You will then board your historic train and leave the valley floor on a ride ascending 1000 feet to meet your zip line guides at 11,000 feet. After a hearty box lunch served in a high mountain yurt and flight training school, you will start on your Colorado zip line tour. Your zips will take you back to your vehicle waiting for you at base camp. Early and late season rides will eat lunch on the train.

Cost: $166 adult, $137 child 7-12
Minimum: 60 lbs
Maximum: 260 lbs
Tour Time: 10:00 AM June 15 to August 23 and weekends August 29 to October 18, 9:00 AM Monday through Friday August 24 to October 9
Duration: 5.5 hours

Included: Train ride, lunch, harness and technical equipment for zip lining.
Recommended to bring: long pants, closed toed shoes (no sandals) or hiking boots, sunglasses, sunscreen, rain jacket, shoulder length hair must be tied back, camera with wrist strap.

Important Notes: Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour time, Driving Directions, 24 hour cancellation policy. No chewing gum or using cell phones while zipping. No pregnant women or people with serious heart conditions. Not recommended for those with serious back or knee injuries.


Tour Option 3 | BBQ Special Leadville Train Tour

Board the train for an evening of fun and a BBQ dinner.

Cost: $65 Adult, $45 Child 4-12
Tour Time: 6:00 PM July , 4:30 PM September
Tour Date: July 3, September 4 & 11
Duration: 2.5 hours


Tour Option 4 | Wildflower Leadville Train Tour

Extend your tour with a 20 minute hike through pine forests, aspen groves and open meadows. View a variety of wildflowers at the water tower, including Indian Paintbrush, Columbine, Lupine and wild strawberries. After your tour you may add a visit to the Healy House gardens where you will enjoy a boxed lunch and a tour of the Healy House Museum and the James Dexter Cabin.

Cost: $63 Adult, $34 Child 4-12
Cost Healy House Lunch & Tour: $20 Adult, $15 per child 4-12
Tour Time: 10:00 AM
Tour Date: July 18, July 25, August 1
Duration: 3 hours not including the Healy House lunch and tour


Tour Option 5 | Fall Photo Special Leadville Train Tour

Travel an extra mile and a half to see the full beauty of the fall colors in the Arkansas River valley, and capture it all with your camera.

Cost: $42 Adult, $22 Child 4-12, Free child 3 & under
Tour Time: 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM
Tour Date: 9/5, 9/6, 9/12, 9/13, 9/19, 9/20, 9/26 & 9/27
Duration: 3 hours


Tour Option 6 |  Halloween Express & Oktoberfest Leadville Train Tour

Celebrate the season with special train rides, with Halloween surprises for the whole family, and specialty beer tastings available for purchase at the bar for those over 21 to celebrate Oktoberfest.

Cost: $42 Adult, $22 Child 4-12, Free child 3 & under
Tour Time Halloween Express: 10:00 AM NOT AVAILABLE FALL 2020

Tour Time Oktoberfest: 10:00 AM, 2:00 PM 10/3 TO 10/11, 1:00 PM 10/17 TO 11/1
Tour Dates: 10/3, 10/4, 10/10, 10/11, 10/17, 10/18, 10/24, 10/25, 10/31, 11/1
Duration: 2.5 hours


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