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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Experience America’s most spectacular rail journey aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt described it best as “the trip that bankrupts the English language!” This memorable train ride through the Colorado Rockies...more
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3rd Street, off Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
+1 888-724-5748
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved it Fun memories last a lifetime We loved the holiday games and songs. Our kids were entertained and happy to be able to see what a train looks a feels like. We have enjoyed the Royal Gorge Train through our generations and more generations...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a Santa Train that is well worth the $. Great Santa, nice old trains and the views are really cool if you do the breakfast or 4:30 pm departure. After dark, it is pretty dark so you don't take in too much of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the whole family and had a great time. They do it up right. The staff is dressed as elves, a couple of conductors, and of course, the big guy himself, Santa. The staff love to have their pictures taken with you and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a weekday 5:45 PM trip . With my 2 children ages 4 and 8 . They had an amazing time. From the bells that got special names off a reindeer, polar bear hunt , my 4 year olds favorite the reindeer hockey...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding staff, service, and a route. Charming elfs, waiters, and Santa himself made it so believable that I, as a mom, thought that I was in the middle of the Polar Express scene. Great food, gifts, and the entire environment.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pros: Bought tickets for the higher priced Vista Dome ($74 per person). The 2-hour round trip ride was a memorable one. We really enjoyed the experience and look forward to doing this with friends and family next time. The lead waitress, who was training several...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw a TV advertisement for the Royal Gorge train and thought it would be a fun activity for my Birthday. The train ride was fun and the the scenery was beautiful. A few things to consider: 1. We purchased the lunch vouchers and sat...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

avoid at all costs had the promise of being a great scenic tour, but they are there just to take as much tourist dollars as possible without any regard for customer service or making a positive experience they are much better tourist options in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jack w
Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We just happened to be able to board the 12:30 train on Saturday. All of the employees were very friendly and knowledgeable this mad the experience so great! Thank You!

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is the history of traveling but on modern train You have to choose between 3 classes the doom, first class and regular class The route is 2 hours traveling going and return and you will explore the old way of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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23 November 2018|
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Response from Natalie M | Reviewed this property |
About an hour 1/2
Mickey H
27 October 2018|
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Response from A1224XXmelissas | Reviewed this property |
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5 October 2018|
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Response from DaveNa05 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I only went on the train during the day. I would try emailing them directly. Thanks.