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The inaugural ride of the Winter Park Express pulls out of Denver’s Union Station tomorrow morning (Sat., Jan. 7), marking the official return of the beloved train after a seven-year hiatus. (The train moonlighted for two sold-out day trips last season, largely considered the litmus test for both skier interest and operational feasibility.) The two-hour ride gives Front Range weekend warriors the chance to put their feet up and enjoy the scenery—and take a welcome pass on I-70 and US 40 traffic.
Over 26 weekends, plus two holiday Mondays, the train will offer round-trip service complete with beverages and munchies for sale and a special car for equipment. Morning trains leave Union Station at 7 and arrive in Winter Park at 9. Afternoon trains leave the resort at 4:30 and glide into Denver at 6:40. The final weekend to ride is March 25-26. Weekends are booking quickly; fares start at $39 each way and go as high as $59. Children 12 and under pay half when traveling with an adult. Find your ride here.