Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

326 East 7th Street, Leadville, CO   |   (866) 386-3936   |   Website >

      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.

      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. Buy your ticket today!

      Adventure Options

      For more adventure, reserve a spot in the engine or caboose, or combine your ride with white-water rafting or ziplining. Or buy a ticket on a BBQ, wildflower, or fall colors special ride.

      Passport to Leadville History

      See even more of Leadville’s famous historic sites with the Passport to Leadville History. Get discounts on your train ride! And save on Twin Lakes Interlaken Boat Tours, Leadville’s eight museums, and stays Sunday through Wednesday nights at the Delaware Hotel! Passports good Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

      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 train season.

      Reserve your Zipline and Train Ride today!

      Raft & Rail Package Special

      Spend the morning rafting through Class 3 and 4 rapids in Browns Canyon with Noah’s Ark. Then head up to Leadville in the afternoon to relax on our 2 1/2 hour scenic train ride through the Rocky Mountains. We’ll give you lunch when you arrive at our depot. This full day adventure offers fun for the whole family! Available until Aug. 16, 2019.

      Reserve your Raft and Rail Special today!

      Special Rides

      Check out our special rides throughout the 2019 season:

      June 14, 2019 – 5:30 p.m. – Empowerment Express – Fundraiser for Advocates of Lake County

      July 5, 2019 – 6 p.m. – Devils Tail BBQ Special Train Ride

      July 20, 2019 – 10 a.m. – Wildflower Special Train Ride

      July 27, 2019 – 10 a.m. – Wildflower Special Train Ride

      August 3, 2019 – 10 a.m. – Wildflower Special Train Ride

      August 30, 2019 – 4:30 p.m. – Devils Tail BBQ Special Train Ride

      September 13, 2019 – 4:30 p.m. – Devils Tail BBQ Special Train Ride