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Enjoy all the Leadville Railroad has to offer on anyone of our weekly train rides!

2023-2024 Fall and Winter Schedule and Prices

 

Dates Departure Times

ALL Holiday and Winter Express rides are 2 hrs. round trip unless otherwise noted. 

  • October 1st – October 14th, Monday – Thursday 1:00 PM  Saturday and Sunday 10:00 AM and 2:00PM
  • October 15th – October 29th Saturday and Sunday 2:00 PM
  • November 18th – November 25th 1:30PM (Closed November 22nd & 23rd) – Holiday Express
  • December 1st – 10th Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 1:30 PM – Holiday Express
  • December 15th – January 6th 1:30 PM and 4:30 PM (Closed December 24th and 25th) – Holiday Express
  • January 7th – April 13th Thursday – Saturday 1:00 PM – Winter Express
  • Additional rides January 14th and 15th, and February 18th – Winter Express
  • NEW Specials this year! 
  • Sweetheart Train Ride Feb 14th 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM
  • St. Patrick’s Day Train Ride March 17th 1:00 PM

Note: ALL discounts must be presented at the ticket counter before purchasing tickets. All coupon codes, promo codes, and other forms of discounts must be done online at the time of purchase. 

We do offer military discounts of 14% off tickets with a military id., please use code HMIL23 at check-out or purchase tickets at the ticket counter to receive this discount. You will be requested for your military id. at will-call or the ticket counter.

For more information please see our FAQ page

Engine and Caboose Seats Are Available during our Summer and Fall tours: Advanced reservations are recommended. Please call for information and reservations about these private seating cars. General seating is ridden in the opposite direction. Prices are in addition to the general seating ticket.

Information:

 Tickets are held at will call, please use the voucher to redeem them at the depot upon arrival.  We request you arrive one half an hour before your trip and redeem your tickets at will call. Any unclaimed tickets remaining 15 minutes prior to departure may be subject to forfeit their seats. Lounge Car tickets are assigned by staff. Parking is free and available on site. The north parking lot can accommodate buses and RV’s we request if you have an oversized vehicle that you park there. We may ask you to move to a more convenient spot for all of our patrons use, we reserve the right to do so if necessary.

Our Cancellation Policy:

  1. Tickets are non refundable for any reason including weather, sickness or other event, see below for more detail.
  2. General seating is first come first serve.
  3. Animals are only allowed in general seating in the summer/fall with a signed waiver. No animals are allowed on the Winter or Holiday Express trips.
  4. Weather happens, it is your responsibility to be dressed appropriately and make timing accommodations for both weather and construction. Refunds will not be made in the event of inclement weather if the train still runs.
  5. Tickets are held at will call. You will need to check in at the Depot prior to boarding.
  6. We typically don’t sell out, unless you are coming in September or December. Therefore we encourage you to consider all extenuating circumstances before booking. 

Refunds will not be made in the event of inclement weather.

Cancellation Policy: Tickets for all trains are non-refundable. We understand that given certain circumstances you may need to move your trip out to another date or excursion. We are happy to do so if capacity allows. Changes to a reservation such as date, time, or type of car are subject to a $6.00 fee per ticket regardless of when the change is made. All changes must be made prior to the original trip date. All ticket changes must be used within 90 days of the original trip booked. After 90 days of the first trip booked, tickets and funds are forfeit.

In the event of a no-show or late arrival, no refunds will be offered. We do reserve the right to sell your ticket if you do not check in at will call 15 minutes prior to your scheduled departure. No refunds will be given.

Delays & Service Interruptions: While every effort is made to maintain our schedules, mechanical issues, or weather conditions, may cause delays, or in rare cases, train cancellations. The Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad Company will not be held liable for any delays or cancellations, whatever the cause. Our trips run regardless of the weather unless conditions become unsafe for operations. Refunds will not be made in the event of inclement weather if the train still runs.

Accessibility: We have a ramp and accessible car and restroom on during the summer season. For our holiday and winter express we have access to our lounge cars. If you use a wheelchair please inform us on your reservation in the comments.

Car Information: General Seating: – summer. Seats are padded and facing outward towards the scenery. Seats are located both indoor and outdoor. Several have a roof, some have no covering. All seating is on a first come first served basis. Boarding takes place one half hour before departure.

Lounge Car: winter express and holiday express, summer options: Seats are grouped in tables with seating for 1-2 on a fir table and 1-4 for a spruce table. Seating options include table and padded booth seating. They are fixed and assigned seats. We try to staff a lounge car attendant per car that is booked. On occasion due to illness or other needs, we may not be able to staff the car. In that event we encourage people to go to the concession car for their snacks and beverages. Lounge cars are heated in the winter. We do try to keep them comfortable, however not everyone’s definition of comfortable is the same. Please speak nicely to your attendant if you desire the heat turned up or down. They shall act in the best interest of all passengers.

Although unlikely, the Leadville Railroad may change your seat selection for any reason. Reasons include: an unexpected service interruption to your selected car, reseating to accommodate another passenger with special needs, needing to accommodate all passengers on a busy trip. Directives of the staff must be adhered to at all times.

The Leadville Railroad and its agents reserve the right to refuse service or de-board passengers for disruptive or offensive behavior.

Passengers are prohibited from bringing alcoholic beverages or firearms on the train.

Smoking is not allowed on board the Leadville Railroad (this includes e-cigarettes and other similar devices.)

Train FYI

The Leadville Railroad train offers roundtrip train rides. 

They are narrated for half of the trip.

Concessions are on board for sale.

Restrooms are on board the train.

Bring your own food and drinks, you may not bring alcohol on board. We do sell alcohol in the concession car.

 In Summer and fall, animals are allowed on the train in the general seating with signature of the animal waiver, any and all animals are subject to the waiver.  For the Holiday and Winter Express trips no animals are allowed on the train.

Strollers and Car Seats are not recommended in the lounge car. Please leave these items in your vehicle.

Weather Conditions: We are at 10,000 feet in the Rocky Mountains. Even our summers are cool. Bring layers and dress warm. You should bring layers for all weather conditions. In the winter it can be below freezing if you leave the heated lounge cars. It is your responsibility to review the weather conditions before your arrival. Refunds will not be made in the event of inclement weather if the train still runs.

If you have problems or questions about your reservation please call us at 866-386-3936H

2 HOURS & 30 MINS

ALL AGES

FROM: $57

Octoberfest

October 9th - 13th 1:00 PM
October 14th - 29th Saturdays and Sundays 2:00 PM

2 HOURS

ALL AGES

FROM: $77.50

Holiday Express

November 18th - 25th 1:30 PM
(Closed Nov. 22nd & 23rd)
December 1st - 10th
Friday- Sunday 1:30 PM
December 15th - January 6th
1:30 PM & 4:30 PM
(Closed December 24th & 25th)
January 7th 1:30 PM

2 HOURS

ALL AGES

FROM: $77.50

Winter Express

January 11th - April 13th
Thursday - Saturday 1:00 PM
*Additional Trips
January 14th and 15th 1:00 PM
February 18th 1:00 PM

2 HOURS

ALL AGES

FROM: $77.50

Sweetheart Train Ride

February 14th
1:00 PM & 4:00 PM

2 HOURS

ALL AGES

FROM: $77.50

St. Patrick's Day

March 17th 1:00 PM

2 HOURS

ALL AGES

FROM: $77.50

Easter Express

March 31st.
1:00 PM

2024 Summer Schedule and Prices

 

Dates Departure Times

  • Opening Memorial Day Weekend!! More information to come! 

 

Note: ALL discounts must be presented at the ticket counter before purchasing tickets. All coupon codes, promo codes, and other forms of discounts must be done online at the time of purchase. 

We do offer military discounts of 14% off tickets with a military id., please use code MIL23 at check-out or purchase tickets at the ticket counter to receive this discount. You will be requested for your military id. at will-call or the ticket counter.

For more information please see our FAQ page

Engine and Caboose Seat Are Available: Advanced reservations are recommended. Please call for information and reservations about these private seating cars. General seating is ridden in the opposite direction. Prices are in addition to the general seating ticket.

Information:

 Tickets are held at will call, please use the voucher to redeem them at the depot upon arrival. We request you arrive one half an hour before your trip and redeem your tickets at will call. Any unclaimed tickets remaining 15 minutes prior to departure may be subject to forfeit their seats. Parking is free and available on site. The north parking lot can accommodate buses and RV’s we request if you have an oversized vehicle that you park there. We may ask you to move to a more convenient spot for all of our patrons use, we reserve the right to do so if necessary.

Our Cancellation Policy for Summer (please see our no refund policy for Holiday Express trips and other Specials) We understand your travel plans may change. With that in mind, the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad has a very simple cancellation policy: regardless of whether you made your reservation online, using our mobile applications, or via our 800 number, just give us 24 hours notice prior to your departure time and we will give you a refund less 20% of the total purchase price. Refunds normally show up on your account within 3-5 business days.
Unfortunately, the Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad cannot refund payments for special tours and trips including but not limited to: Wildflower Specials, Fall Photo Specials, BBQ Specials, Non-Profit Trips, and Holiday Express. For all cancellations canceled with less than 24 hours notice prior to scheduled departure time or in the event of a no-show, no refunds will be offered.
Please call 1-866-386-3936 if you have questions.