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June 22nd

Rails & Ales 2013

Come raise your glass to spectacular heights!
(9400 feet to be precise)

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad's most popular event is back and better than ever

June 22, 2013

Alamosa: Depart 10:00 am – Return 5:45 pm
La Veta: Depart 10:30am - Return 5:15 pm


Rails & Ales combines some of our favorite things: classic rail equipment, rustic Rocky Mountain setting, live music, smoking hot BBQ and handcrafted brews from the region's best. There's just something so special about hopping on a train with friends to the wide open space we call Fir Station - our "little piece of Heaven" custom-built for the railroad meant to highlight how nature can so perfectly complement music. The Rails & Ales Brewfest brings together brewers and their devoted fans, a hardy group that understands the simple truth of this event - you only get here by rail and it doesn't get any better than this.

So what's different in 2013?

  • We are dedicating additional train equipment to get more brewers and more riders up the mountain
  • Awarding prize for best "Train Themed" beer
  • Awarding prize for brewery selected as "Best of the Fest"
  • Fri Jun 21st having a pre-brewfest Block party with San Juan Ave shut down for the celebrations

SLVBC-LOGO 200pxDon't wait to buy tickets, this event sells out fast and the 6th annual Rails & Ales promises to be the best yet.

Ticket includes round trip train ride, access to the brewfest and a commemorative beer glass. Must bring I.D. and be over 21 years of age to receive a alcohol access wristband.
Rails & Ales is considered a “special event” and in accordance with the policy,
all sales are final.



Dining Options

Delicious hot BBQ with traditional country sides make a perfect pairing with the ice cold brews.

Ticket/ Event prices

Train Ride + Beer Fest - Adult 21+

Economy Class: $39
Standard Coach Class: 
Standard Open Class: $79
First Class: $99
♦ Diamond Class: $169

Before You Go

Nearby lots provide free parking, including RV’s and charter buses.

Dress for the season, but be aware that a light jacket might be desired for open air car or at the top of the pass. No open toe shoes allowed for train safety.

A variety of food selections, hot and cold beverages, and concessions are available on board. Visit website for menu listings.

Bringing alcohol of your own, on the train or concert site, is prohibited. Alcohol is provided for your purchase on board and at our mountaintop concert site.

Located at each of the depots in Alamosa, La Veta, and the concert site at Fir Station, as well as on board restrooms in each of the cars.

Wheelchair accessibility available for Alamosa, La Veta and Fir locations. Advance notification required.

Gift Shop
Come visit our gift shop for Rio Grande merchandise and specialty items.

610 State St. Alamosa, CO 81101


For a full list of useful pre-trip information visit our reservation policies page.


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