California Zephyr

glenwood_amtrack_zephyr2Amtrak train travel through the United States is defined by The California Zephyr’s route. As you climb through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas, you may find it hard to disagree.

Scenic highlights include:

  • Rocky Mountains
  • Sierra Nevadas
  • Moffat Tunnel
  • Colorado’s Gore, Byers & Glenwood Canyons
  • Winter Park
  • Truckee River
  • Donner Lake
  • San Pablo Bay and the Carquinez Strait

Savvy train travelers know a stop in historic Glenwood Springs, CO (GSC) is a must!

Glenwood Springs Train Schedule

Generally speaking, the daily Amtrak stop in Glenwood Springs is at 12:10 PM on the Eastbound train and 1:53 on the Westbound train.  You can check the status of the train to see if it is on schedule for its Glenwood Springs  stop by going to the Amtrak Homepage, and clicking on “status.”  You can see an up-to-date timetable and schedule: CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR SCHEDULE

Glenwood Springs Amtrak Deals

The Best Western Antlers Hotel offers a great deal for Amtrak train riders who want to stop and spend a few days in Glenwood Springs :  FREE SHUTTLE to and from the Amtrak station.  Just ask us when you book your reservation.  Our central location allows you to walk to everything that Glenwood Springs has to offer including recreation, dining and world class entertainment.

Glenwood Station History

The station opened over 100 years ago on June 18th, 1904.  The building is made of Frying Pan River red sandstone in a style similar to the Hot Springs Lodge.  The Denver & Rio Grande railroad built the station as part of its “Scenic Line of the World” which featured the beauty of Glenwood Canyon.  Amtrak began service in 1983 and Glenwood Springs is the 2nd busiest Amtrak station in Colorado (out of 9.)

Glenwood Railroad Museum

Glenwood Amtrak Museum

The Glenwood Railroad Museum is located in the historic Glenwood Springs Railroad Station.  The station was built in 1904 and the museum was added in 2003 in the Ladies’ Waiting Room.  The museum features a large scale model railroad with Rio Grande steam and diesel-powered trains.  Also, see historic and regional railroad pictures, memorabilia and a gift shop.

Amtrak Station at Glenwood Springs

Glenwood Canyon Hotel - Glenwood Springs Hotel

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