Scenic rail journeys in Colorado

Railroads are an iconic part of American history, opening up the ’wild west’ and enabling commerce, development and mobility in the young United States of America. They remain the gateway to some of the most spectacular scenery the country has to offer.

From the ’Mile High City’ of Denver, begin to explore the Rockies on some of the most distinctive and scenic rail journeys you will ever experience.

The Georgetown Loop Railroad is a narrow-gauge route built through difficult country to connect mining towns. The Pikes Peak cog railway is the highest cog (rack and pinion) railway in the world, easily surpassing those in the European Alps. 

Smell the smoke as you travel on the steam-powered Durango and Silvertown narrow-gauge railroad to a ghost town left over from a mining boom. 

Dip into New Mexico to catch the longest narrow-gauge railway in North America, the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, through the heart of the San Juan Mountains.

Finish your exploration of Colorado’s heritage rail journeys with trips on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad and the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.