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Travel Resource: The Rockies

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he spectacular scenery of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains can transform any amateur into Ansel Adams. Another way to immerse groups in this setting is through scenic railway tours. The railroad played an integral role in Colorado’s development in the 19th century, as a means of transporting gold and silver, settlers, and supplies. Today, these railroads are tourist attractions, providing groups with stunning views. The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad connects Antonito, Colo. with Chama, NM. Built in 1880, it remains relatively untouched. Passengers travel over high trestles, through tunnels, and along narrow passageways above deep gorges. The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad connects with the Cumbres & Tonic Railroad. This heritage train, which travels along the same standard rails laid 100 years ago, also runs to the charming mountain town La Veta. The 45-mile-long Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train, connect-

ing the two towns, was originally built in the 1880s by the Denver and Rio Grande Railway. Today’s trip follows the Animas River, with views of mountains, canyons, and wilderness. The Royal Gorge route winds along the Arkansas River through the 1,000foot granite cliffs of the Royal Gorge. The train is not only known for its views, but it also food. Groups can enjoy special gourmet dinner, wine dinner, murder mystery, and Oktoberfest trains at select times throughout the year.
Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad | Antonito www.cumbrestoltec.com (888) 286-2737 Royal Gorge Route Railway Canon City | www.royalgorge route.com | (719) 276-4050 Rio Grande Scenic Railroad Alamosa | www.riograndescenic railroad.com | (877) 726-RAIL Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Train | Durango www.durangotrain.com | (888) TRAIN-07

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011

Destinations Magazine - September/October 2011
Contents
Etched in Stone
Swim with the Fishes
11 Million Strong
Save the Date
What’s Old is New
Mitigated Disaster
For Love of the Games
Meeting of the Minds
ABA’s Marketplace
One of its Own
Debt Ceiling Deal
On Your Side
Filling the Void
Some Assembly Required
Just for Sport
If You Build It, They Will Come
Alabama
Arkansas
Louisiana
Mississippi
Colorado
Idaho
Montana
Utah
Wyoming
Ontario
Québec
Saskatchewan
Manitoba
Shopping
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