The city of Antonito was marked by the arrival of its railroad, and remains a shipping point for the Southern San Luis Valley. Antonito is located just north of the New Mexico state line, on Hwy 285. The Rio Grande National Forest
, La Jara Reservoir and La Jara State Fishing Area are nearby. Visit Antonito via the historic Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad
, the longest and highest narrow gauge railroad in the world, featuring a steam locomotive from the 1880s.