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“Great views - excellent staff”

Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
Ranked #2 of 38 things to do in Leadville
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Staff was very friendly and excellent guide for the history and scenery. Was fun to kick back and enjoy the ride!

Thank jaystiles1
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

We drove from Colorado Springs over to ride the train and it was worth the drive. In fact, the drive is worth the drive. Beautiful scenery the whole trip (regardless of how you get there). The train is kind of expensive for a family of 6 (average of $30 per person) but I am so glad we went. It is also on average with Pikes Peak Cog and Royal Gorge Railroad so I didn't think it was out of line. The open cars made a beautiful ride up the mountainside. I would tend to agree with an earlier reviewer that 2.5 hours is a long ride (but you know it when you buy the ticket). But, as stated, this just goes up the side of the mountain and back down the mountain. If it went around, 2.5 hours wouldn't seem so long. One side of the train looks up the mountainside and the other side has all the scenery and terrific views of the valley and surrounding mountain ranges. The conductor is knowledgeable but it can be difficult to hear if you are further back on the train. They also have a gift/snack car in the middle of the train along with restrooms.

Thank Shannon B
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The ride is a little too long but thoroughly enjoyed the views from the train as we chugged along through this area.

1  Thank John P
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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

This is kind of fun but 2 1/2 hours is too long. It goes up and then down the same track. The scenery is great but it is pretty much the same all the way. Young children and some adults were sleeping before it was finished. The people that work there are very nice. The train is clean and comfortable.

1  Thank jimcab2
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Reviewed 17 July 2014

This was the best attraction for the price in Leadville. The girl conductor was friendly and informative about the surroundings. First time I could look around without driving. Had a choice of open or covered rail cars while the little rain came. Overall was well worth the ride to see the country side.

1  Thank James S
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