• Santa Fe’s New Sky Railway Offering Private Charters

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Sky Railway
  • Santa Fe’s New Sky Railway Offering Private Charters

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Sky Railway
  • Santa Fe’s New Sky Railway Offering Private Charters

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Sky Railway
  • Santa Fe’s New Sky Railway Offering Private Charters

     
    POSTED March 26, 2022
     
    Photo credit: Sky Railway

What happens when several prominent Santa Fe residents come together to revive a historic railroad? In this case, it’s something special in the form of Sky Railway that launched in December and was born from the ashes of Santa Fe Southern that stopped running in 2012. 

This is no ordinary train when the likes George RR Martin, novelist and co-creator of Meow Wolf, and Bill Banowsky, owner of Violet Crown Cinemas and a filmmaker, and several others such as author Douglas Preston and artist Gary Oakley set out to create a lineup of adventure train rides to entertain locals, visitors and groups. 

Groups can choose between the Orion, Celeste and Acoma train cars with capacities ranging from 25 to 48 or book all three for larger parties of up to 115; entertainment, food and drinks can be tailored for a two- or four-hour ride. Private charters depart from the Santa Fe train depot.

Santa Fe muralist and graffiti artist Joerael Numina painted Sky Railway's two passenger trains, both paying homage to Martin’s stories, with one representing a wolf and the other a dragon. Keep an eye of the unique offerings to be introduced by Sky Railway, a fun addition to the Santa Fe landscape. 

Looking for something a little different to plug your group into and a venue they will be talking about long after a gathering concludes? Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the winter home and laboratory of architect Frank Lloyd Wright, might be the solution with its Sunsets and Sips and Wellness Series

 

Colorado has 58 mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 feet, known locally as “fourteeners” or “14ers.” This is more than any other state and includes the 14,115-foot Pikes Peak, where standing at the summit in 1893 inspired Katharine Lee Bates to write the poem “America” that today is known as the song “America the Beautiful.”

 

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