Cumbres & Toltec Railroad – Scenery Photos – Part 2

Continued from Part 1

Lunch

We stopped in Osier, CO for lunch. There isn’t much to Osier. It was a toll station on the road between Conejos and Chama. The lunch is included in the price of the ride. It was buffet style with a choice or turkey, meatloaf or soup & salad. It was tasty. 

After Osier, we passed through Toltec Gorge. 

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Through the Rock Tunnel. Sorry that I didn’t get a photo from the front.

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Wonderful views of mountains. 

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Through the Mud Tunnel. It requires wooden supports throughout. 

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We did have some rain, but it didn’t last long. It did send everyone back into the covered cars. 

The last part of the route goes through Piñon Pine & Juniper forests followed by high mountain desert with sagebrush. We saw several pronghorn and an elk.

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The Lava Tank, a no longer used water tank.

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We also saw volcanic mounds at a distance. 

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We ended the train journey at Antonito, CO. 

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Followed by a bus ride back to Chama, NM. Most people were pretty exhausted at that point, so the bus was very quiet.


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