Leadville CO & Southern Railroad Co



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Front of the Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad train near Leadville & Twin Lakes area in Colorado. Sightseeing Train Trip above Leadville. 2-1/2 Hours of History and Fun. Journey into the Untamed Wilderness.
Sightseeing Train Trip above Leadville -- 2-1/2 Hours of History and Fun -- Journey into the Untamed Wilderness

Current Schedule | Train Ride Reservations

Discover a True Gem High Above The Clouds . . .

. . . In the Colorado Rocky Mountains


The historic mining town of Leadville is tucked away in an alpine valley at the base of Colorado's highest peak, Mount Elbert (14,439 feet elevation). Here you will find spectacular views, volumes of living history and a population proud of its working class heritage. Winding through this colorful tapestry like a brilliant red ribbon is the Leadville, Colorado and Southern Railroad.

Originating in "the highest incorporated city in North America," the LCandS takes passengers along the old Denver, South Park and Pacific and Colorado and Southern lines to the CONTINENTAL DIVIDE. But, as the old adage states, "It's not the destination, but the journey that's important." This journey is full of panoramas across the Arkansas River Valley and humorous narratives about Leadville's colorful past. Mining and railroading were a large part of the local history, and today's passengers will find it easy to step back in time.

Besides the spectacular views and relaxing ride, the best part is entering the untamed wilderness. We go through aspen and pine forests with brilliant colors in the fall, and meadows covered with wildflowers and sometimes wildlife. We stop just before the Climax Molybdenum Mine. There you can get off the train to view the wildflowers, take pictures and wander for fifteen minutes.


FAQ: The train is dog and turtle friendly!

Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad Train Runs From May 25 - October 6 in 2019.

(All trips are 2-1/2 hours long unless otherwise noted.)

TRAIN SCHEDULE EARLY SEASON: May 25 - June 15: Departing 1pm

TRAIN SCHEDULE MID SEASON: June 16 - August 16: Departing 10am and 2pm

TRAIN SCHEDULE LATE SEASON: August 19 - October 6 (Weekends): Departing 10am and 2pm, (Weekdays): Departing 1pm

2019 SPECIAL TOURS - Call for Information and Reservations

TOP OF THE ROCKIES ZIP-LINE AND TRAIN RIDE SPECIAL: Enjoy a scenic train ride through the San Isabel National Forest then Zip Line down to base camp. this four hour tour is perfect for adults and children giving them an opportunity to see untouched wilderness. $166 per adult, $137 per child.

JULY 5th NIGHT RIDE: The Devils Tail BBQ Special: Departing 6pm



AUGUST 30th NIGHT RIDE: The Devils Tail BBQ Special: Departing 6pm

SEPTEMBER 7th NIGHT RIDE: The Devils Tail BBQ Special: Departing 6pm

SEPTEMBER 8th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm

SEPTEMBER 14th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm

SEPTEMBER 15th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm

SEPTEMBER 21st FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm

SEPTEMBER 22nd FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm

SEPTEMBER 28th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm

SEPTEMBER 29th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm


ADDRESS for the TRAIN DEPOT: 326 East 7th Street, Leadville CO 80461

For Current Rates; Directions, and Reservations: 719-486-3936 or 1-866-386-3936 -- Mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.



  • Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Groups.



  • Groups Welcome: Club. Corporate. Reunion. Weddings. Elopements. Youth group with adult leaders. Retreat.
  • Group Meeting Area: Outdoor area.
  • Maximum # of Day-Use Guests in Outdoor Open Picnic Area: 250
  • Your Host will Cater or Arrange Meals with Advance Arrangements: Yes


  • Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 5/27 to 10/8

Primarily Summer Activities

  • Tourist Train Rides: On site.
  • Historic/Cultural Tours: On site.

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