ANTONITO, Colo. (CBS4) – A Colorado railroad has won the USA Today competition as Best Train Ride in America.

No, it’s not the new train to Denver International Airport, and not even the more famous Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It’s the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (credit: CBS)

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad (credit: CBS)

The Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad is an authentic steam-operated railroad that travels between Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico through the San Juan Mountains and Conejos Valley.

According to USA Today, the second best ride is the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

A locomotive at the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad museum (credit: CBS)

A locomotive at the Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad museum (credit: CBS)

LINKS: Cumbres and Toltec Scenic RailroadDurango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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