Tourist & Museum Railways in
#480 at work on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge
Railroad Museum in Golden. Steam or diesel hauled rides on a
loop of 3ft (914 mm) gauge track in the grounds of the museum. Operates
Saturdays late January to late October, Thursdays to Sundays late May
to mid August.
- Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
Cripple Creek to Victor, about 2 miles (3 km) 2 ft (610 mm) gauge,
usually steam hauled. Operates daily from late May to early October.
& Toltec Scenic Railroad Antonito to Chama NM, about 64 miles
(103 km) 3 ft (914 mm) gauge, usually steam hauled. Operates daily
from late May to mid October. Passengers may join at either terminus.
Connects at Antonito with the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
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- Denver Trolley
12 Street to Colfax Avenue along the bank of the South Platte River
in Denver, about 1¼ miles (2 km) in length. Replica of historic
legacy tram with diesel generator providing electric traction.
Operates Thursdays to Sundays, late May to mid August, weather
permitting, also provides a shuttle service to the Denver Broncos
stadium for home games
- Denver Zoo
has a miniature railway about ¼ mile (360m) in length. Natural gas
powered steam outline locomotive (Website contains few details
relating to railway)
& Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Durango to Silverton, about
45 miles (72 km) 3 ft (914 mm) gauge, usually steam hauled. Operates
the whole length of the line daily from May to October. Short journeys
from Durango to Cascade Canyon operate daily in late November, December,
March and April, Wednesdays to Saturdays in January and February.
Collins Trolley historic trams (streetcars) operating
on about 1½ miles (2.4 km)of track in Fort Collins. Operates
at weekends and holidays from May to September. Picks up at four stops
along Mountain Avenue, between City Park and Downtown.
Goose historic narrow gauge diesel railcar operating on a few days
during the year on the lines of the Cumbres & Toltec or the
Durango & Silverton Railroad.
- Georgetown Loop Railroad Georgetown to Silver
Plume rising about 640 ft (195 m) via the spiral Georgetown Loop, a
distance of about 3 miles (5 km). 3 ft (914 mm) gauge, usually steam
hauled. Operates daily from May to October, weekends late November and
early December, dailt late December. Passengers may join at either
terminus, but during those joining at Silver Plume have the option of a
tour of the old Lebanon Silver Mine. Evening dining trains operate
at certain times.
- Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver has a 22 in
(559 mm) gauge miniature railway, over 1 mile (1.8 km) in length,
circling Lake Rhoda. Steam and diesel hauled. Operates weekends
May to mid September, and weekday evenings mid June to early August
(Website contains little information relating to railway)
- Leadville Railroad
Leadville to Climax, about 12 miles (19 km). Standard gauge, diesel
hauled. Operates daily from late May to early October, then most
wekends and various other days until late January.
- Pike’s Peak
Cog Railway Manitou Springs to Pike’s Peak, a little under 9 miles
(14 km) with a rise of 7539 ft (2298 m). Narrow gauge rack (cog)
railway, operated by diesel railcars. Operates most days throughout
the year, subject to weather conditions in the winter months.
- Pikes Peak Trolley Museum museum in Colorado
Springs offering rides on a historic electric tram within the museum
grounds on certain days during the spring and summer
Valley Trolley historic trams (streetcars) converted to diesel
traction, operating in southern Denver. Operates Fridays to Sundays,
April to October, also Wednesdays and Thursdays in summer. Various
Rail railbikes (pedal powered rail speeders) westwards from
South Fork; two options are offered:
- Rio Grande Railbike outward for 3 miles (5 km) by
railbike, returning by the same route. Operates weekends and
certain other days mid May to late October, daily late June
to early September.
- Pedals to Paddles outward for 5 miles (8 km) by
railbike, returning by river raft. Operates Mondays to Fridays,
late June to early September.
- Rocky Mountaineer luxury cruise train between
Denver and Moab UT on the tracks of Union Pacific. Operates late
summer and early autumn.
- Royal Gorge Route Railroad Canon City to Parkdale,
about 12 miles (19 km) on the tracks of the Rock & Rail Railroad.
Standard gauge, diesel hauled. Operates daily from late May to early
October, and most days from mid-November to New Year. Dining trains
operate on most Saturdays throughout the year.
Park Rail Society between the Roundhouse and the Depot Museum in
Como, about 330 yards (300 m). Possible future extension to King
Branch, about 1 miles (1.6 km). 3ft (914 mm) gauge, usually steam
hauled. Public operation suspended during 2022 pending remedial work,
no date given for reopening
Town Railroad historic steam hauled 15 inch (381 mm) gauge
miniature railway set in a townscape of 1/6 scale replica buildings.
Tiny Town, near Morrison. Operates daily June to August and weekends
in May and September.
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