Fall Special Weekend Rides:
Join us on the Leadville Railroad for our Fall Special Weekend Rides! As the leaves begin to paint the landscape with brilliant hues of red, orange, and gold, there's no better way to embrace the beauty of fall. Fall train rides off a unique opportunity to witness nature's grandeur. All while relishing the comforting rhythm of the tracks and uninterrupted time with friends and family. So climb on board Saturdays and Sundays in September and enjoy a fun filled 2 hour and 45 min train ride through the Rocky Mountains.
When do we leave:
The Leadville Railroad will depart from our historic red brick depot at 326 E. 7th St. Leadville Colorado at 10AM and 2PM, September 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th, and 30th for a 2 hour and 45 min excursion.
Looking for a date night activity? check out 6PM evening runs on September 9th, 16th and 23rd!
We also offer trips during the week, Monday through Thursday we depart for 2.5 hour trips at 1PM and Fridays we offer 2.5 hour trips at 10AM and 2PM
What to expect:
Experience panoramic views of the upper Arkansas River Valley and revel in the beauty of watching the colors change to vibrant reds, oranges and golds. Sip on delicious seasonal beverages, like hot apple cider, hot chocolate and a number of local Colorado beers!
The crisp mountain air will refresh you as you observe mother nature in all her glory. Don't forget to bring extra coats, jackets, gloves and even a blanket!
Our captivating conductor will supply you with a charming historical commentary of Leadville's colorful history and railroading in the area.
Come prepared with your camera to take in the unique views from almost 11,000 ft.
Where do we stop:
The train will make a short stop at a historic steam engine water tower. While here you are able to get off the train and explore part of the San Isabel National forest! During this stop you have the opportunity to capture an amazing family photo, read about the history of the Climax Molybdenum mine, and ask the conductor any questions that may come up throughout the trip!
When to book:
Our Fall Special Weekends are some of our most popular trips of the year and will sell out. Schedule
We suggest booking as soon as possible to secure your date.
What class of service is best:
We offer two types of seating on our Fall Special Weekend Rides. Coach seating, seated first come first serve, is not heated. However we do have open, and Semi enclosed cars for you to choose from. Given that our weather can be slightly unpredictable in the fall we do suggest you bring appropriate clothing for 11,000 ft. Generally extra layers, gloves, hats and even a blanket are a good idea. Lastly if you would prefer to have a reserved seat booking a table in our Lounge Car is the way to go. We have two options for seating in the Lounge Car. A Fir table that seats up to two people and a Spruce table that seats up to four people. These are limited so making reservations early is a good idea. We cant wait to have you on board with us! Classes of Service