′′The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad operates The San Luis Express between Alamosa and La Veta. It was carved out of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains over 100 years ago. The last regular passenger train was discontinued in 1953, and now travelers are privileged to see one of the highest standard gauge crossings of the Front Range in regular operation. Departures between Alamosa to La Veta take passengers around "Horseshoe Curve", along the San Isabel National Forest, through two tunnels and into historic and scenic areas of southern Colorado.
The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad operates on select weekdays all summer long. Additional departures can be easily added for groups of 20 or more. Departures are from Alamosa 9:30 am, returning at 5:30 pm. The trains run over La Veta Pass and include dome cars that give riders a good look at the countryside.
The Rio Grande also has built an amphitheater at its Fir Stop, which sits high in the Sange de Cristo mountains. Weekend train rides between Alamosa and Fir are offered in combination with the Mountain Rails Live Summer Concert Series. You can also get on the train in Fort Garland to get to Fir. For more information on the Rio Grande, visit coloradotrain.com. For times go to the train schedule page or check the calendar on this website.