Cumbres & Toltec RR Views

(Chama NM to Antonito CO)
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR provided some terrific mountain scenery, rock formations, a river and creeks, a forest of pines and aspens, cattle, and a deep gorge. The slow pace of the train allowed for plenty of time to take in the wonderful views.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

Cumbres & Toltec RR Views – Approaching Windy Point

The route paralleled the Río de los Piños, and we crossed over it a few times. Shortly after leaving Cumbres CO we passed a herd of cattle grazing by the river. It didn’t look like mountains at that point because we were already near the top at almost 10,000ft.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

Cattle Grazing near Cumbres

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

Río de los Piños

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

Rock Formation

There were lots of canyons, cliffs, rock formations, and of course the very impressive Toltec Gorge. Rolling along the rim of the gorge, and leaning out the window of the train to get photos, made for an exciting experience.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

Toltec Gorge

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

Closer look into Toltec Gorge

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic RR

Another Rock Formation

The views of the beautiful scenery through the mountains made for a really enjoyable time. I’m so glad I finally took a ride on this historic narrow gauge steam train.

Camp: Heron Lake SP-W Brushy Point drycamp
Scene: Mountains, river, gorge, rock formations

Also see: Cumbres & Toltec RR Depot and Cumbres & Toltec RR Ride

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4 Responses to Cumbres & Toltec RR Views

  1. Barney Ward January 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm #

    WOW! That was worth the effort. Thanks again.

    • Pleinguy January 25, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      It surely was; and, I should have done the trip sooner.

  2. Martha January 25, 2018 at 2:23 pm #

    The scenery is mind-blowing! It’s hard to believe that you are at such a high altitude in that second photo.

    • Pleinguy January 25, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

      Yes, I agree. It was mostly down hill from there.

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