We are thinking of taking one of the trains (E.g. Cumbres & Toltec, Rio Grande, Durango & Silverton, Cripple Creek & Victor) for the sake of seeing the beauty of the land and hopefully catching a glimpse of wildlife (as opposed to the train ride). The trains seem to take all day and that is a big chunk of time out of a 10-day mid-September vacation.
1) Are these excursions more for the trill of the train ride; or, will we see more on the train as opposed to driving?
2) For those who have been on several of the trains in Colorado, which would you recommend for sightseeing purposes?