Colorado Rail Adventure

"Quite possibly the most "classic" train tour is this in-depth exploration of the Colorado Rockies

aboard both standard and narrow gauge railways to summits of more than 14,000 feet."

Excerpt from Vacations By Rail advertisement for tour.


In late July 2016 my wife Carol and I joined our friends Karen & Ted Gill (above) on a whirlwind Motorcoach tour of 6 Colorado railroads, both Standard, and Narrow Gauge. It was a hectic pace with a lot of highway miles being covered in our big red bus.

Day 1 Georgetown and the loop.

Day 2 Manitou & Pikes Peak cog railway.

Day 3 Travel to Durango from Colorado Springs

Day 4 Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

Day 5 Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Day 6 Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

Day 7 Royal Gorge Route Railway.



Our Route