Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
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. Even your pup will love it. Yes, leashed and well-behaved dogs are welcome. Buy your ticket today!
2021 Special Rides
Check our 2021 special rides: Wildflower specials, the Devils Tail BBQ special, and the Fall Photo Weekends specials.
Zipline & Train Ride Special
Leadville is the only place in the world where you can zipline over a train, summer and fall!
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. Buy your ticket today and get ready to catch the train!
New Lounge Car
Reserve a booth in the new lounge car, for a cozy and private ride.
Ride in the Engine or Caboose
For more adventure, reserve a spot in the engine or caboose.
Our passengers’ safety and health is our main priority. In response to COVID-19, we have added capacity and are 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.