Upon leaving the San Luis Valley, the train ride begins a steady climb on the steep grade of the Rocky Mountains with wildlife sightings, tight curves past rock croppings and sweeping panoramic views of pines and aspens. Want to get up close to the artists during the ride up? A limited number of seats are sold for Diamond Class where guests can sit in the lounge of our restored Club cars to enjoy a personal performance and conversation with the artists on the roundtrip ride. You’ll know we’re almost there when the train rounds a wide turn through Horseshoe Curve before arriving at the 9,400-foot-high destination.
Once reaching Fir Summit Amphitheater, guests will be treated to a one-of-a-kind concert setting in a mountain meadow set with a custom boxcar stage. Delicious BBQ lunches and regional craft brews are available for purchase while the band sets up. This year’s lineup of award-winning country and western folk will be sure to please everyone in your group with a new artist each weekend from June to September, emceed by our very own Fred Hargrove. Come for one act or come for the whole series but don’t let this train leave the station without you!
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