The trip lasts approximately 6-1/4 hours and includes a 1-1/4 hour layover in Chickamauga, and a half-hour layover at Wilder Tower Monument in Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park during the return trip to Chattanooga. (Grand Junction departure time is 10:00 a.m.; return is approximately 4:15 p.m.)
Layover time allows passengers to stroll through the quaint downtown area, visit the Chickamauga Depot which houses a regional history museum, or walk a block or two to view the Civil War-era Gordon-Lee Mansion and Crawfish Springs City Park. Watch out for the Civil War cannons that stand guard over the main intersection in town!
A tour guide usually rides aboard the train to point out areas of interest and relay interesting historical information.