Fir is a truly unique place located at the top of LaVeta Pass. Originally a majestic mountain clearing opening up to the big Colorado skies, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad chose this spot as the nesting place for Mountain Rails Live – a summer concert series only accessible by train.
Because of its natural beauty, the railroad wanted to leave as little a footprint on this landscape as possible. Using large solar panels and a big wind turbine, this mountaintop amphitheater is powered by the abundant wind and sun at the top of LaVeta Pass. Using this power, artists from around the country come to Fir to play on this stage and herald its great sound.
The Railroad has outfitted the summit with a BBQ station with delicious chuck-wagon fare, ample seating, restrooms and shelter from the mountain sun. Passengers come back year after year to enjoy concerts and quality time at an event you cannot experience anywhere else in the United States.