Antonito

Cano, the owner and creator of Cano's Castle in Antonito, Colorado. Photography by Alanna Brake, Lucky Brake, Ltd. HeidiTown.com

We pulled into Antonito in the late afternoon. The dusty little town was all quiet with the exception of a road construction project on Main Street that involved lane closures and big machinery. Alanna Brake, of Lucky Brake, Ltd., and I were at the start of a two-night adventure that would take us from Antonito, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico by train; the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad to be

Ray Martinez, conductor of the Cumbres & Toltec Railroad. HeidiTown, photo by Alanna Brake

Part One: The train Do you like trains? Do you like history? Do you like beautiful scenery? Do you like the movies? If you answered yes to any of these you’ll enjoy the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, you love this scenic railroad. The Cumbres & Toltec really is the most authentic scenic railroad you’ll find in the United