ANTONITO — For the second time, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (C&TS) was voted the “Best Scenic Train Ride” in the 2019 USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest. www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-scenic-train-ride. The C&TS was also the previous winner in a vote taken in 2017.
Owned by the states of Colorado and New Mexico, the historic steam railroad runs for 64 miles across the Rocky Mountains, crossing state borders 11 times as it curls across rivers, through tunnels, over trestles and along the lip of canyons, at one-point steaming over Cumbres Pass at 10,015 – the highest point reached by any steam railroad in the nation.
“We are very grateful to the readers of USA TODAY for voting our historic railroad as the most scenic train ride in North America,” said John Bush, president of the C&TSRR. “Last year, they also voted the Cumbres & Toltec the top attraction in both Colorado and New Mexico and it’s an absolute honor to be so highly regarded and enthusiastically supported.”