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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

3rd Street, off Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
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Dine in the dome car

This is a great short training ride,for a family the open air car and regular cars are great. They... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Molliearlene
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AWESOME

Did this because the Cog Railway to Pike's Peak was booked....So glad! What a cool experience!! We... read more

Reviewed 12 March 2017
Liz H
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F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River" and feature Twilight and Dinner trains.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dome car” (160 reviews)
“open car” (201 reviews)
“open air” (369 reviews)
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3rd Street, off Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212

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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

This is a great short training ride,for a family the open air car and regular cars are great. They b haemorrhage a snack bar where you can b purchase, hamburgers hot dogs soda ect... If it is for a couple, the dome dining car is...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Did this because the Cog Railway to Pike's Peak was booked....So glad! What a cool experience!! We all loved it! You can sit inside and view from your window seat or go outside and view more directly. Definitely a highlight for young and old alike!

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Reviewed 2 March 2017

This is a must see and doi in Canon City and, in fact, Colorado in general. The specialty trips are great and the enthusiasm of the "show-people" is fantastic.

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Food and beverage were good, but service was really slow and we got freebie beverages for the inconvenience. Some of their staff didn't show up to work that day. The views outside on the platform are outstanding, train moves slow. We were in the scenic...More

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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Hello, thank you for the review. It's great to know how much you enjoyed the experience. Sorry for the inconveinience of the delayed beverages, thank you for your patience and understanding. There is a lot of opportunity for moving about aboard the train, we are...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Our first time here (February). We had an amazing time in the Vista Dome car. Staff was very friendly. The food menu was quite impressive. We had the salmon with lobster sauce nachos (enough for 2), dessert and drinks. We got to meet a very...More

Thank trebol32010
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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2017

Hello.Thank you so much for sharing your experience. We are pleased to hear about how much you enjoyed it. The Salmon Nachos are a special we've been running often lately and are quickly becoming a top favorite. One of the best things about riding a...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We went on the Valentines day lunch trip, in the dome car. This was an excellent trip, and the staff was very friendly. Our waiter Pete, was exceptional, and has amazing customer service. We will definitely be back for another trip!More

Thank Austin J
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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Thank you for the feedback and the great review Austin! We are so glad to hear that your trip was "excellent" that is what we aim for. We will definately give a shout out to Pete, he does a great job. We look forward to...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

The brochure said the train ran all year round, 4 times a day during spring, summer, autumn/fall, only once a day 12.30 during winter. We cut short our morning activities to go to the station at 1200 to check in. It was all shut up...More

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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2017

Hello Jneene, We are sorry to hear that you were unable to enjoy one of our beautful train rides and that your plans were interupted. We hope that you will be able to make it back again to enjoy the experience. The brochure however does...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

The Octoberfest food and beer flights were excellent! The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable! We rode in the dome car and if you are not a fan of the sun I would recommend the old fashioned car! The dome car was a bit hot...More

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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Hello, thank you for the nice review. Oktoberfest is a very fun time of year around here. Did you have the Veal Brats? They are one of our favorites. We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed. We have several delicous menus we...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We had a great time on the train ride. No need for the expensive seats we stayed on the open car most of the time. Would go back again.

Thank Bryan P
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

My husband and I went on this train trip and we were treated like royalty by the staff. The meal was so good, my husband even ate his salad and he never eats salad. The view was amazing. Kacee Jo helped to make it memorable....More

Thank Bobbie M
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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 5 February 2017

Bobbie M, thank you so much for sharing this wonderful review. We are so happy to know that you experienced the level of excellence we strive for. Thank you for making the trip out and we hope to see you again soon.

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Kenny21NJ
26 March 2018|
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Response from Moonbeam15 | Reviewed this property |
no special tickets. Its an amazing trip
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jonhychivas49
25 March 2018|
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Response from TurtleScout | Reviewed this property |
No, but they sell food on board.
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gerp_11
20 February 2018|
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Response from M X | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Canon City has the station. I don't know of any train you can get from Denver to canon city. The 13yo twins will love the train. Go early, get the breakfast car.
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