5 Best Train Rides in Colorado Through Rocky Mountains

Since the first tracks were laid in the 1860’s Colorado railroads have been a popular means of both transportation and tourism.

In addition to enjoying scenic train routes through the Rocky Mountains, some trains feature fall foliage tours, wine-and-dine events, mystery dinners, and themed wintery rides.

Hop aboard some of the best train rides in Colorado to experience the epic views and picturesque landscape this beautiful state has to offer.

Grab your camera for epic views as you drive through towering canyon walls that can get up to 1,000 feet high.

1. Royal Gorge Route Railroad

This steam-powered engine runs on coal and rides 200 feet above the Animas River.

2. Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge

True to its name, the train starts in Georgetown and loops around for an 1 hour and 15 minutes to Silver Plume, Colorado.

3. Georgetown Loop Railroad

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