General seating includes your choice of open, enclosed, or covered cars. You are welcome to move between the cars while the train is in motion. We begin boarding half an hour prior to each trip, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. There are restrooms on the train.
Coach Rides: General Seating
The price for the general seating ticket is $50.00 per adult and $25.00 per child (ages 4-12). Children 3 and under are free.
Experience the train ride from our new lounge car! You have a choice of a 2 top booth with space for a maximum of 2 people or a 4 top booth with space for a maximum party of 4. These seating spaces are sold as an individual space, thus a single person could purchase a 2 Top and would have both seats. Likewise, 3 people would purchase a 4 top and have that booth to their own party. There is limited seating in the lounge car and booths will be assigned on arrival. When purchasing a 2 top or 4 top you are purchasing a table for your group, you do not need to purchase general seating tickets as the purchase of the booth includes roundtrip seating and access to the lounge car.
The total price for the lounge car is $145.00 for the 2 top booths and $290.00 for the 4 top booths. Children must be accompanied by an adult and count as an individual for seating purposes, ie. 2 adults and 1 child must purchase space at a 4 top.
Experience the train ride from your own private car! You can ride with our engineer and see firsthand how the train is operated. By purchasing this ticket, you get the opportunity to ride one way with one of our knowledgeable engineers and the opposite direction in general seating. Space is limited so please call ahead to make a reservation or for more information.
The cost to ride in the engine is the standard fare of general seating or a table plus $110.00 per passenger up to 4 people. For example one adult and one child would cost $50.00 general seating plus $25.00 for a child plus $110.00 times 2 for a total cost of $225.00. The engine rides may be booked online as an additional fare or over the phone. Engine rides will be for the 2nd part of the trip. All engine riders will ride general seating or lounge car seating to the watertower, at the watertower stop they will switch to ride in the engine for the 2nd half of the trip. Note that restrooms, food and so forth are not available in the engine. Also passengers in the engine must remain in the engine until the train arrives back at the station.
Caboose Ride: Book your own car
Experience the train ride in a (semi) private caboose. You will ride up the mountain with our brakeman and learn more about the operation of the train. Our lifted cupola seats offer a more expansive view of the Rocky Mountains. The caboose is available for groups of 1 person up to 12 people. In order to purchase the experience, you will first purchase general seating tickets for the number of your passengers and then add on the caboose. This is a single fee of $175.00 for the semi-private caboose roundtrip. Passengers will be able to leave the caboose and return as needed.
The total price for a caboose ride in both directions is $175.00 plus the cost of general tickets. For example, for one child and one adult the cost would be $25.00 for the child plus $50.00 for the adult and $175.00 for the use of the caboose roundtrip during your excursion. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Caboose rides can be booked online or over the phone. To book over the phone please call us at 1-866-386-3936; to book online please click here.