Currently, there are departures from Antonito for a full day trip, 6 1/2-hour excursion that
includes a delicious hot lunch at beautiful Osier Station. All passengers must wear masks and
practice social distancing. The train has added extra open air gondola cars and all windows
open so people can spread out and enjoy the fresh mountain air.
In fact, because of COVID-19 safe practices and restrictions, the Cumbres & Toltec is able to
offer for the first time a private rail car for the cost of 10 regular-priced adult fares, available
until September 11, 2020. In usual times, a group of 10 would only fill up ¼ of a train car, but
due to social distancing, now a group of 10 can have the car all to themselves and even add
additional passengers for a very reduced fee. “Most of the ride is ‘off the grid’ without cell
phone coverage and at a top speed of 12 miles per hour, so it is a wonderful way for families to
re-connect, experience beautiful scenery, watch wildlife, and take a ‘time machine’ back to the
1880s to experience what railroading was really like,” Bush said.
The private car offer will be available at normal group rates for the fall color season beginning
September 12, 2020. Please call the depot to make these special arrangements at: