Celebrate the Holidays on the Cinder Bear Express

Written by on November 17, 2009 in CO Events, NM Events - Comments Off on Celebrate the Holidays on the Cinder Bear Express

For a limited time only, you can celebrate the holidays on the Cinder Bear Express — a special holiday train on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. Winter is a magical time in the San Juan Mountains, which are some of the most rugged and picturesque mountains in western Colorado. The San Juans are considered by many to have some of the best, most varied scenery anywhere in the world. Spanning the continental divide, the San Juans haves numerous jagged volcanic summits, 13 of which rise to over 14,000 feet, as well as many lakes, waterfalls and streams. During the winter months the snow piles high on the peaks and decorates the pines with fluffy white dresses. It’s a great way to get into the holiday spirit.
Cumbres Toltec Railroad
Kickoff the season on December 4 with the Winter Photographers Plow Extra. This is a chance to enjoy and photograph the train clearing the tracks along the line in preparation for the Cinder Bear Express. You will be able to watch crew members turn on the wye, clean switch stands and clear snow. A box lunch and beverages are included on the trip. Seating is limited so call well in advance to reserve your trip.

Then you can start the holidays off in grand style with a fantasy steam train ride called the Cinder Bear Express that will delight passengers of all ages. This is a fun, old-fashioned holiday treat aboard an authentic 1880s steam train. The two and half hour train ride includes visits with Santa and Cinder Bear along with carols, stories and treats as the train travels through the snowy landscape of the San Juan Mountains of Northern New Mexico. On December 5, the Cinder Bear Express departs from Chama at 11 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. On December 12, the train departs from Antonito at the same times. Tickets cost $30 for adults and $20 for children. Make reservations as early as possible as this is a very popular trip.

For additional information, questions or to book a trip feel free to call or go to the website: https://www.cumbrestoltec.com/

Chama Depot: 888-286-2737
Antonito Depot: 877-890-2737

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