It’s just a short drive west of Denver into the foothills to spend the day among our kid-sized buildings, riding the train, enjoying the fresh air while the kids frolic on the playground, and then relaxing with your picnic lunch or something from our snack bar while the sound of the breeze in the tall pines washes your stress away. There’s lots to do at Tiny Town, and one of the first things most people do is ride the train!
Our trains depart from the station, right behind the gift shop, about every 1/2 hour, and more often on weekends and holidays. Depending on the day, you’ll ride behind one of our two real steam engines, or our Rio Grande F7 diesel replica. The ride lasts 9 to 10 minutes, and allows you to see parts of the park that are not accessible any other way. Fare is only $2, and kids under 2 ride free with an adult.
You’re welcome to bring your picnic basket or cooler to the picnic area under our towering pine trees. Picnic tables await you, but due to fire considerations, no barbequeues or open flames are permitted. Please don’t bring glass bottles — broken glass spoils the fun for everyone.
We’re happy to have you bring your birthday girl or boy and all their friends and parents to celebrate their special day at Tiny Town. You can bring your friends, presents, cakes and all the fixin’s, and we can help with ice cream cones from the snack bar. If you’re planning a large group (more than 12) please call our office at (303) 697-6829 between 10 and 4 and let us know when you’re planning on coming.
We really like hosting classes on field trips, day camp events, and the like. Please call us at (303) 697-6829 between 10 and 4 with any questions you may have, and to let us know when you’re planning your trip. We look forward to having you visit.
The gift shop is located next to the loading platform for train rides, and you will find a variety of Tiny Town and train-themed gifts for kids of all ages. The snack bar is the place for a chili dog lunch or something cool to drink.
We also have everyone’s favorite summer snack: Ice Cream!
We can accomodate wheelchairs, walkers and similar mobility helpers on the platform for the boarding convenience of those who want to ride the train. There is a gently sloping paved path from the entrance all the way down to the picnic and playground areas, so everyone can enjoy their day together. With the exception of guide dogs for the visually impaired, no dogs or other pets are permitted in the park.
Tickets for park adminssion and train rides are available at the gate. We can accept Visa and Mastercard credit/debit cards as well as cash.
- Adults: $5
- Kids 2-12: $3
- Kids under 2: Free with Adult admission
- Train rides: $2
Hours of Operation
Tiny Town is open at 10:00 AM, and closes promptly at 5:00 PM.
We are open Saturdays and Sundays in May, then everyday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We remain open weekends during September, unless there is an early snow.
Driving directions & Free Parking
From the intersection of C-470 and Highway 285 (Hampden) Click for map
- Head south into the mountains on Hwy 285 for 6 miles. Exit at North Turkey Creek Road.
- Turn left (east) and go under Highway 285 and proceed to the stop sign.
- Turn left on South Turkey Creek Road. Go approximately ½ mile and Tiny Town is on the left. Free parking is in the two lots on the right.
There is another exit off of Highway 285 directly to South Turkey Creek Road but you must make a left turn from 285 while crossing two lanes of often-heavy traffic. This exit will get you to Tiny Town in about ½ mile from the intersection of 285 and South Turkey Creek. Two free parking lots will be on your left.