Railbiking in South Fork, CO

Spend a day on board traveling through the unspoiled Rocky Mountain West and on what the readers of USA Today have called the best, and most scenic train ride in America, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. For something a little more active, try railbiking, an exciting new way to experience nature and see the sights by riding the railroad tracks under your own power.

Railbiking in South Fork

Railbikers on the South Fork Run enjoy a gorgeous ride along side the Rio Grande River, featuring spectacular views of the surrounding terrain and vistas. It’s a fun and safe outdoor activity for everyone of all ages! RevRail's custom-designed two-seat and four-seat railbikes are manufactured in Vermont and designed to give you a quiet ride so you can enjoy the surroundings that South Fork has to offer.

For extra adventure, sign up for Pedals and Paddles combo trip! Guides will lead guests on a 5-mile one way railbike trip that includes expansive vistas of the Rio Grande and Coller State Wildlife Area. Arriving at the rafting put-in, guests will join our partners Rocky Mountain Ski and Raft for a 6-mile Rio Grande paddle excursion back to the Depot.


C T Logo

Historic and Scenic Railroad

The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is a National Historic Landmark that operates in the scenic landscapes of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Renowned for its breathtaking mountain vistas and vintage steam locomotives, the railroad offers an immersive journey back in time to the late 19th century, when railroads played a crucial role in connecting remote regions. At 64-miles in length, it is the longest, the highest and most authentic steam railroad in North America, providing guests with a unique opportunity to experience the Old West while traversing through deep canyons, across high trestles, and alongside rivers.

Owned by the states of Colorado and New Mexico, the train crosses state borders 11 times, zig-zagging along canyon walls, burrowing through two tunnels, and steaming over trestles. The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad’s passenger service operates six days a week, Tuesday-Sunday. Trains depart from Antonito, CO (about 1.5 hours drive from South Fork) and Chama, NM (about 2 hours drive from South Fork). The schedule runs from May 25th through October 19th and features a mix of offerings, including

  • Full Excursion Trips travel by train the full line between Chama, NM and Antonito, CO and includes a 40-minute bus ride and lunch.
  • Half Limited Trips travel half the C&TS line from either Chama, NM or Antonito, CO to the mid-way point of Osier Station and back. Lunch included.
  • Short Express Options are perfect for families, people short on time, and people who want to “chase the train” as well as ride it.
  • Special Trips are trips that do not run weekly, including, our 4th of July fireworks celebration train, the Geology Train, which will run twice this year, dinner trains which will feature brews from local breweries, BBQ dinner, prime rib, and surf and turf.


cumbres fall

SouthFork VC Logo 03

©2024 South Fork Visitor Center. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of photos, logos or copy is prohibited without the expressed written permission of South Fork Visitor Center & B4 Studio. Built by B4 Studio, LLC  •  SitemapCookies, Terms & Conditions of Use, and Privacy Policy

SouthFork VC Logo 03

Join our Email List

Request a Visitor Guide

South Fork Visitor Center
28 Silverthread Lane
South Fork, Colorado 81154


Sorry, this website uses features that your browser doesn’t support. Upgrade to a newer version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge and you’ll be all set.