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3 Can’t-Miss Colorado Train Rides for the Holidays

Visiting Colorado during the holidays is the perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit with fresh, fluffy snow, stunning lights displays and a host of holiday events. If you’re looking to enjoy the Rocky Mountain scenery without the freezing cold temperature, consider going on an historic train rides. Trains across the state get in the holiday spirit with Christmas-themed rides in December. You’ll get to relax in a heated car with a cup of hot cocoa as the snow covered mountains roll by outside.

Royal Gorge Railroad Polar ExpressTrain Rides Near Colorado Springs

The Royal Gorge Railroad

Santa Express

Travel to the North Pole on the Royal Gorge Railroad. You'll visit a winter village decorated with lights for the holidays. Santa and his elves will entertain the family with holiday music and children will get to meet Santa and receive a special gift. Hot chocolate and cookies are provided.

Train Rides Near Denver

The Georgetown Loop Railroad

Santa’s North Pole Adventure and Holiday Lights Train

Ride the Georgetown Loop with Santa while enjoying a host of Christmas goodies including candy canes and cookies. Children receive a complimentary “jingle bell” ornament. Santa’s North Pole Adventure is a daytime ride. The Holiday Lights Train is an evening ride.

Train Rides Near Durango

The Durango & Silverton Railroad

Polar Express

Durango Silverton Railroad Polar ExpressBased on the famous children’s book and movie, the Polar Express train ride in Durango is perfect for getting the whole family in the mood for the holidays. The story is narrated as the train travels from Durango to Silverton while hot chocolate and cookies are passed out. Tell the kids to wear their pajamas!

Rides on all three trains are available for numerous dates throughout the holiday season. Advance reservations are highly recommended as rides to fill up. No matter where in Colorado you're staying this holiday season, be sure to include a Christmas train ride!