4345
Colorado
The Best of Colorado’s Historic Railroads
The story of Colorado is stitched together with mining seams and railroad lines. Come learn why as you ride historic trains, visit historic towns and witness grand feats of engineering.
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Program No. 4345RJ
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9 days
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Douglas
(5)

Historic Colorado Railroads is an amazing and interesting look back into both the history of Colorado, its people and the impact the railroads had on this state.

Matthew
(5)

I could not go back to add something on the survey.

Doug
(5)

Expect to experience outstanding scenery, a varied full itinerary, well organized logistics and garner a new appreciation of those that brought the railroads to the Colorado mountains.

Warren
(5)

We had a great time but we have not been getting any photos or other e-mails about the trip and our program evaluation will not open for us to fill it out.

Dorothy
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One of the most rewarding, educational vacations we have ever taken. Many "WOW" moments along the way. Excellent leaders and enthusiastic travelers.

Christopher
(5)

If you're a train buff, this is the program for you! In a period of 8 days you get to ride on 7 different trains in Colorado, traversing some of the most beautiful country the United States has to offer (on one of the rides you actually cross in and out of New Mexico several times!) You won't be sorry you attended this program.

Katherine
(5)

Wonderful experience Eight days of trains, mountains. small towns, great company and guides. Try it! you not be disappointed

Margaret
(5)

This is a great trip if you are interested in the history of railroads and their impact on Colorado and the nation. It includes seven trips on historic railroads in seven days - some open air cars available for getting close to nature! The history of the construction of these narrow and standard gauge rails is astounding, especially trying to get one built in the Black Canyon of the Gunniston, one of the newest national parks. And we had a great jeep ride up the Box Canyon in Ouray. Al Dunton, program host, knows and relates lots and lots of great railway and Colorado history. Good hotels and food!

Eileen
(5)

Had a fabulous time on this trip. Saw lots of beautiful scenery, learned a lot about Colorado history, and met some wonderful people. Highly recommend.

Jack
(5)

The website give us all that was needed to make a choice that worked for us.

Darlene
(5)

I am not a train person, but wanted to see the Colorado Rockies. This was an outstanding trip with superb lecturer, Staff organizer, and bus driver. I learned a lot, and highly recommend this trip. Lodging and food were great.

Robert
(5)

If you like spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery combined with historic trains up close and personal, you will LOVE this program.

William
(5)

The Colorado Rockies viewed by rail is an awesome and unique experience, especially when wildflowers are in bloom!!! Highly recommend.

Barbara
(5)

The leaders knowledge was great! Very organized leaders & met needs of many. Highly recommend!

Thomas
(5)

If you are interested in trains and how they changed the west then this is the program for you.

Rich
(5)

I highly recommend the Road Scholar trip "The Best of Colorado's Historic Railroads." The Program Leaders and Staff are among the very best I have experienced over the course of five (5) Road Scholar trips. For railroad buffs and anyone interested in an awesome tour of the Rocky Mountains via travel on many of Colorado's historic railroad routes, this is a must-see, must-do trip! . . . Rich Roy, Arkansas

Donald
(5)

The Best of Colorado's Historic Railroads program turned out to be far better than I could have anticipated and I eagerly anticipate my next Road Scholar experience in September later this year.

Larry
(5)

If you like riding trains and the history of Colorado railroads, this is the program for you!

Melanie
(5)

Wow! If you are at all interested in Colorado history, railroads, mining, or just want to see stunning scenery nearly every day, this program is for you.

Emily
(5)

I highly recommend. Colorado is beautiful and each train and location provided a unique experience. I loved the jeep excursion in Ouray, too. Accomodations were great.

Jan
(5)

If you love learning, mountains and trains this is the program for you! I am highly satisfied with my experience and hope to be able to participate again. The Road Scholar team and accomodations were excellent.

William
(5)

If you like trains you'll LOVE this program. Fast paced and extremely interesting, and the early Fall timing was perfect for color!

Garry
(5)

I participated in the program, Historic Rails of Colorado, in 2008, I enjoyed it so much I repeated the program in 2016 with my wife and friends. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in the history of Colorado and the role railroads played in its history. Garry Binegar

HILTON
(5)

This train trip was very interesting and educational. Pikes Peak and the 4WD trip to the top of a mountain were very exciting!!

Henry
(5)

Ride these old steam locomotives while hey are still here!

Frank
(5)

If you like railroads, especially narrow gauge, this program is for you. All but the Royal Gorge was narrow, and the Cumber/Toltec is working, freight hauling RR to satisfy many markets.

Janice
(5)

For all you railroad buffs, this is the trip for you here in our beautiful state of Colorado.

Robert
(5)

This is a very active program. You are on the go every day. But it is well worth it. Good train rides and fantastic scenery.

Susan
(5)

This is a great program! All the train rides were fantastic. The scenery is beautiful. Even if you are not a "train buff" you'll enjoy the program.

Burnis
(5)

Any one who is a least bit interested in trains, rather it be that they just like to ride trains or are full fledged authorities on trains, would very much enjoy this program. There is something to learn and/or enjoy about The Best of Colorado's Historic Railroads, Program #4345.

Kenneth
(5)

Our Road Scholar historic railroad journey through Colorado was absolutely stellar. Our experience far exceeded our expectations and I would highly recommend this trip to any rail fan or anyone interested in understanding how the railroads shaped the very fabric of Colorado history.

Sharon
(5)

The Colorado trains program was excellent! I learned so much history of the trains. I enjoyed the museums, scenery and riding of the trains as well. Most of all, the instructor was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic, it rubbed off on all the participants who seemed to become a family by the end of the trip. Kudos to road scholar programs. This was my ninth program I attended and enjoyed it thoroughly!

Sara
(5)

What a fabulous trip! You do not need to know anything about trains to enjoy this experience. You will never see the Rocky Mountains like you will see them from a train.

John
(5)

Excellent program. Enjoyable train rides. great scenery and excellent lectures. Learned Colorado history and geography via railroad and mining history.






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