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Welcome aboard the Winter Express Adventure on Leadville Railroad!

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the breathtaking landscapes of the San Isabel National Forest and the stunning Upper Arkansas River Valley aboard the Winter Express on the historic Leadville Railroad.

Experience Winter Wonderland:

As the snow-kissed vistas roll by, immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of Colorado’s winter wonderland. From the cozy comfort of our meticulously renovated lounge cars, marvel at the serene beauty of snow-covered forests, towering peaks, and pristine valleys.

Highlights of the Journey:

  • Scenic Marvels: Traverse through the heart of the San Isabel National Forest, witnessing its untamed beauty draped in snow. Keep your cameras ready for awe-inspiring views that will surely leave you spellbound.

  • Historical Significance: As you traverse the rails, our knowledgeable conductor regales you with tales of Leadville’s rich mining history, and Railroading history adding depth to your journey and connecting you to the region’s heritage.

  • Wildlife Encounters: Keep an eye out for native wildlife – deer, elk, and perhaps even the elusive coyote – as they navigate their snowy habitats, offering rare glimpses of natural beauty.

What to Expect:

  • Comfort and Luxury: Step into our meticulously renovated lounge cars equipped with comfortable booth seating, heating, and panoramic windows offering unobstructed views of the surrounding winter landscapes.

  • Entertainment & Refreshments: Indulge in hot cocoa or freshly brewed coffee as you enjoy our conductors running commentary. 

  • Memorable Experiences: Whether you’re with family, friends, or solo, the Winter Express promises an experience that lingers in your memory long after the journey ends.

Practical Information:

  • Departure Location: The Winter Express departs from our historic red brick depot in Leadville, Colorado, at 326 E. 7th St.  conveniently located for easy access. Free parking on site! 

  • Duration: The journey lasts 2 hours, offering ample time to absorb the beauty and tranquility of the surroundings.

  • Ticketing: Secure your tickets in advance to ensure a seat on this popular winter adventure.