When you think of the Colorado Wild West, what comes to mind? We’re guessing a few gunslinging villains, the Gold Rush, saloons with big wooden doors like in the movies, and of course — trains. Indeed, railroads played a huge part in Colorado’s development during the 1850’s and into the 20th Century. Without railroads, trains, and those who built them — our great state wouldn’t be the same as it is today.

Rails in the Rockies 2019

What is the Rails in the Rockies event?

The Estes Valley Model Railroaders Club is devoted to honoring this rich and interesting history in Estes Park, and helps spread the joy of the hobby of model railroading to young and old alike. Rails in the Rockies is a model railroad show event put on by the club that takes place each year on President’s Day weekend. It’s located at the Stanley Fairgrounds Event Center complex. This event is loads of fun for the entire family!

Estes Park Event Details: Rails in the Rockies

  • Where: Stanley Fairgrounds Event Center Complex in Estes Park, CO
  • When: 2/16/19 from 9-5 and 2/17/19 from 9-4
  • How much: $7 for Adults,  Kids 12 and under free with adult, Family Maximum of $20

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See you there! Oh, and if you’re looking for more — here’s some great winter vacation activities in the area, and our guide to things to do in Estes Park, CO.