Leadville CO & Southern Railroad Co
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Discover a True Gem High Above The Clouds . . .
. . . In the Colorado Rocky Mountains
ALL ABOARD LEADVILLE'S SCENIC TRAIN RIDE
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.
SERVICES OFFERED: Coach Ride, Engine Ride, Caboose Ride, Wildflower Rides, Fall Photo Rides, BBQ Rides; and Free Parking: cars, RVs and Buses..
FAQ: The train is dog and turtle friendly!
Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad Train Runs From May 23 - November 1, in 2020.
(All trips are 2-1/2 hours long unless otherwise noted.)
TRAIN SCHEDULE IN SPRING: May 23rd - June 12th: Departing at 1pm
TRAIN SCHEDULE IN MID-SUMMER: June 13th - August 23rd: Departing at 10am and 2pm
TRAIN SCHEDULE IN LATE SUMMER: August 24th - October 11th: Departing weekdays at 1pm; and on Saturday and Sunday at 10am and 2pm
TRAIN SCHEDULE IN FALL: October 17th - November 1st Departing on Saturday and Sunday only at 1pm
2020 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.
RAFT AND RAIL PACKAGE SPECIAL: Spend the morning rafting through class 3 and 4 rapids in Brown's Canyon. Then head up to Leadville in the afternoon to relax on a 2-1/2 hour scenic train ride through the Rocky Mountains. This package includes a lunch upon arrival at the depot. This full day adventure offers fun for the whole family! $119 per adult, $87 per child.
JULY 3rd NIGHT RIDE: The Devils Tail BBQ Special: Departing 6pm
JULY 18th WILDFLOWER TOUR: Departing 10am TRIP ONLY
JULY 25th WILDFLOWER TOUR: Departing 10am TRIP ONLY
AUGUST 1st WILDFLOWER TOUR: Departing 10am TRIP ONLY
SEPTEMBER 4th NIGHT RIDE: The Devils Tail BBQ Special: Departing 6pm
SEPTEMBER 11th NIGHT RIDE: The Devils Tail BBQ Special: Departing 6pm
SEPTEMBER 5th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
SEPTEMBER 6th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
SEPTEMBER 12th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
SEPTEMBER 13th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
SEPTEMBER 19th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
SEPTEMBER 20th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
SEPTEMBER 26th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
SEPTEMBER 27th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
OCTOBER 3rd OKTOBERFEST TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
OCTOBER 4th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
OCTOBER 10th OKTOBERFEST TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
OCTOBER 11th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 10am and 2pm
OCTOBER 17th OKTOBERFEST TOUR: Departing 1pm
OCTOBER 18th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 1pm
OCTOBER 24th OKTOBERFEST TOUR: Departing 1pm
OCTOBER 25th FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 1pm
OCTOBER 31st OKTOBERFEST TOUR: Departing 1pm
NOVEMBER 1ST FALL PHOTO TOUR: Departing 1pm
ADDRESS for the TRAIN DEPOT: 326 East 7th Street, Leadville CO 80461
PHONE: 719-486-3936 or 1-866-386-3936 -- For more information on daily departures and seasonal events, mention the Colorado Vacation Directory.
- Specialty Discounts (call for availability): Groups.
- Elevation: 10000 feet above sea level.
- Region: Buena Vista Area - South Central, Colorado
- Region: Leadville & Twin Lakes Area - North Central, Colorado
- Region: Summit County - North Central, Colorado
- Credit Cards: Visa Card. MasterCard.
GROUPS REUNIONS AND WEDDINGS
- 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
FUN THINGS TO DO
- Open Dates For On-Site Activities: 5/27 to 10/8
Primarily Summer Activities
- Tourist Train Rides: On site.
- Historic/Cultural Tours: On site.