Join us in Colorado to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains from the windows of historic trains!

Starting at: $4,695 Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 A thrilling ride on the Durango & Silverton. Credit: Durango & Silverton Railway  Train traveling through spectacular scenery aboard the Georgetown Loop Railroad  The Durango Silverton Train along the mountain. Credit: John English  Cumbres & Toltec Railway. Credit: Cumbres & Toltec Railway

Railroading the Rockies

7 days from $4,695

Join us in Colorado to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Rocky Mountains from the windows of historic trains!

or Call 855-330-1542

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As an old and knowledgeable rail man (and rail buff), I evaluated very carefully similar tours I found on the Internet, both in regard to what was included, how many railroads and areas, as well as how the trips were routed and the accommodations included, and I, found Smithsonian's offering to be by far the best, especially the background and experience of the guide.

- Robert B.

If you love trains—especially steam trains—you must do this tour.

- Mary M.

The Railroading the Rockies tour exceeded expectations for me, and I had very high expectations going into the tour. 

- Leonard S.


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Homewood Suites, Denver International Airport

Denver, Colorado, United States

Number of nights: 2

Palace Hotel

Salida, Colorado, United States

The Palace Hotel is Salida, Colorado’s, premier historic boutique hotel established in 1909. Uncompromised elegance and “Old West” charm create a bastion of comfort and class deep in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Here, vintage chic meets the modern amenities, located in Historic Downtown Salida.

Number of nights: 1

Beaumont Hotel

Ouray, United States

The Historic Beaumont is located in charming downtown Ouray. Guest rooms and public spaces feature exquisite antiques, and custom-made furnishings. Each of the hotel’s spacious and unique guest rooms offer stunning views of either Cascade Falls, Twin Peaks or Mount Abrahms. There is a full service restaurant, wine cellar, spa and complimentary wireless internet access available throughout the hotel. 

Number of nights: 1

DoubleTree by Hilton Durango

Durango, Colorado, United States

Number of nights: 1

Windsor Hotel

Del Norte, Colorado, United States

Elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites have all of the historic details that embrace our heritage complete with all of the modern amenities you desire. The Windsor Hotel features 20 fully restored guest rooms and spacious suites. Relax in our guest lounge, enjoy complimentary coffee or tea, and close your eyes and imagine what the West was like 150 years ago.

Number of nights: 1