The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad is the highest and longest route on standard gauge rail. Don’t miss out on the vintage diesel engines offering rides through breathtaking mountain valleys and passes on hundreds of miles of historic rail.  With a variety of cars to ride in comfort, experience the scenic views, abundant wildlife along the way. Rides include daytime trips over historic La Veta Pass, Mountain Rails Live Concerts,  Rails & Ales and More!

The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad treats passengers to a piece of history departing from Alamosa, CO to LaVeta , CO. Named a top 10 ride by USA Today!

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
610 State Ave
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: 719-587-0509
Toll Free: 877-726-7245
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La Veta Mountaineer Train Tour
Excursions run from  May 27th – Mid-September
Departs Alamosa: 9:30 a.m. | Returns: 5:15 p.m.
All aboard! Join us for a day trip and get an authentic Colorado experience on the rails. Climb the steep grades of the Southern Rockies by train and take in sweeping rugged mountain vistas and a variety of wildlife. On this historic train ride, your narrator shares tales of Colorado’s railroad and mining history as we travel over La Veta Pass in air-conditioned comfort. Experience Colorado like never before on this fun and scenic train ride, and see why USA Today named us one of the Top Ten Rides.

Wine Train Colorado
Fridays and Saturdays June 21 – August 24 : Departs 6:00 pm
Savor a relaxing summer evening in the San Luis Valley. Departing from Alamosa on select Fridays and Saturdays, our Wine Train offers First Class seating and traditional white linen rail service with three carefully selected appetizer courses paired with Colorado wines. Our chef-inspired menu allows you to sample both whites and reds with a variety of delectable small plate offerings, ending on a sweet note.


Rails & Ales
Departs June 15, 2019 : 10:00 am
The annual Rails & Ales Brewfest combines our favorite things: classic rail equipment, a rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, and handcrafted brews from the region’s best breweries. There’s something really special about hopping on a train with your friends and riding to the wide open space we call Fir Station — our little piece of heaven custom-built for the railroad.
Live music performed by The Salt Creek Boys.

Fall Colors Explorer Train
Departs September 9, 2019 – October 12, 2019 : 9:30 am
Fall in Colorado brings the rich golden tones of the Aspen leaves contrasted against the green pines, rugged rocks, and the wide open blue skies. To complement Mother Nature’s stunning seasonal show, we added a range of autumn activities to our most popular ride, which travels across the pass to La Veta and back.

Octoberfest Train
Departs October 6, 2019 :10:15 am
Can’t make it all the way to Munich for Oktoberfest? Come raise a glass with us and celebrate Oktoberfest in the Rockies instead. Board our train in Alamosa and enjoy a selection of beer inspired by the season from the SLV Brewery. Take in the beautiful mountain views from the train as you taste your way through our beer selection.

Saturday & Sunday Departures from Alamosa – 10:30am & Fort Garland – 11:15am

Jim Curry : June 22 & 23, 2019
Michael Martin Murphy: June 28 & 29, 2019
Judy Collins : July 6 & 7, 2019
Pure Prairie League : July 13 &  14, 2019
Suzy Bogguss : July 20 & 21, 2019
Riders in the Sky : July 27, 2019
Trout Fishing In America : July 28, 2019
Peter Yarrow :  August 10 & 11, 2019
Pure Prairie League : August 6 – 7, 2019
Trout Fishing in America : August 13, 2019
Junior Brown : August 17, 2019
Lee Roy Parnell : August 18, 2019
Tom Rush : August 24 – 25, 2019