Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
Now open for the 2020 summer season!
Ride the Leadville scenic train, and step back in time to when mining and railroading were a large part of Leadville’s economy. This trip takes you high into an alpine environment with spectacular views of Colorado’s highest peaks, wildflowers, and sometimes even wildlife.
New in 2020
In 2020, the Leadville train is debuting a lounge car with reserved booth seating, for a cozy and private ride. We will also extend our season through December this year, for the first time ever. So you’ll have the chance to ride high into the alpine wilderness for early snow vistas and festive holidays!
Old Rail Route High into the Wilderness
Journey from Leadville’s depot, built in 1896, to the Continental Divide behind a 1955 diesel engine. You’ll follow one of the first rail routes to Colorado’s mining district in the silver rush days, the old Denver, South Park & Pacific and Colorado & Southern line.
This special trip is full of humorous narratives about Leadville’s colorful past, as well as breathtaking panoramas across the Arkansas River Valley, seen from open-air train cars. Even your pup will love it. Yes, leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Buy your ticket today!
Ride in the Engine or Caboose
For more adventure, reserve a spot in the engine or caboose.
Zipline & Train Ride Special
Leadville is the only place in the world where you can zipline over a train!
Enjoy a scenic train ride through the San Isabel National Forest, then zipline down to base camp with Top of the Rockies Zipline. See untouched wilderness! This five-hour tour is perfect for adults and children. Grab onto this package deal throughout the regular summer train season.
Check out our special rides, from BBQ specials to summer wildflower and fall color specials!
Buy your ticket today and get ready to catch the train!
Our passengers’ safety and health is our main priority. In response to COVID-19, we will be adding capacity and limiting passenger numbers to help with spacing. We also have all of our open-air cars to help relieve some of today’s stresses by getting you into the fresh mountain air.
Learn about our health and safety measures and cancellation policies.