Here are some Railfan sites outside of the metro Denver area, but still in Colorado, listed alphabetically. Please let us know if you know of any sites that we haven’t included, and we’ll do our best to include them here. When we add one, we’ll make a post in our news blog, so make sure to subscribe to the news feed using the feed buttonon the right side of this page!
Colorado Live Steamers
PO Box 106
Littleton, CO 80160-0106
Contact: Mark Adcock 303-459-0349 or Woody Lewis 719-548-8329
We are a large scale live steam railroad club with a planned 2½ mile mainline for realistic railroad operation. We are currently building a turntable and steam-up bay facilities. Our railroad is located 40 miles east of Denver adjacent to I-70 in Byers, CO.
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad (CC&VRR)
5th & Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
The CC&VRR provides a rare look into the exciting history of the gold rush to the Rocky Mountain West over a century ago.
Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Hidden away in a little-known corner of the southern Rocky Mountains is a precious historic artifact of the American West that time forgot. Built in 1880 and little changed since, the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad is one of the finest and most spectacular examples of steam era mountain railroading in North America. Its equipment, structures and vast landscape exist today as if frozen in the first half of the twentieth century.
Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Established in 1881, the line was constructed to haul silver and gold ore from the San Juan Mountains, but passengers soon realized it was the view that was truly precious. This historic train has been in continuous operation for 126 years, carrying passengers behind vintage steam locomotives and rolling stock indigenous to the line.
Fort Collins Municipal Railway
Roosevelt St. and Oak St.
Fort Collins, CO
Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad
326 East 7th Street
PO Box 916
Leadville, CO 80461
Operates from May 27 to October 1. The historic mining town of Leadville is tucked away in a magnificent alpine valley at the base of the state’s highest peak. Originating in “the highest incorporated city in North America,” the LC&S takes passengers along the old Denver, South Park & Pacific and Colorado & Southern lines to the Continental Divide.
The Narrow Gauge Circle is based on an early day travel package offered by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. The original “Around the Circle” tour was offered to bolster passenger revenues on the many narrow gauge lines in Colorado. The tour was an incredibly popular destination for many early day adventurers.
Pike’s Peak Historical Street Railway Foundation
2333 Steel Drive
Colorado Springs, CO
PO Box 544
Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0544
Pueblo Railway Museum
201 West “B” Street, Suite 100
Pueblo, CO 81003
Adjacent to the Historic Pueblo Union Depot, south of the Riverwalk. Displays include an 4-8-4 AT&SF 2912, several cabooses, and other rolling stock. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by. The museum is the primary program of the Pueblo Railway Foundation, which was formed in 2003 to continue and expand the collections and activities of the Pueblo Locomotive and Rail Historical Society (PLRHS).
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
601 State Ave.
Alamosa, CO 81101
Rich railroad history and non-stop scenic treasures await passengers on the newly re-awakened Rio Grande Scenic Railroad, with daily one-way and round-trip service from Alamosa to La Veta over legendary La Veta Pass, including exciting weekend and holiday excursions with our vintage steam engine.