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Verde Canyon Railroad

300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
+1 800-293-7245
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Verde Canyon Railroad is a Southwestern adventure that takes passengers on a ride through Arizona’s backcountry, only accessible from the comfort of this train. This legendary “boutique” attraction allows members of groups an uncommon view of a wildly-wonderful red-rock canyon. The four-hour excursion requires no laborious effort or exertion except by the highly-trained staff who absolutely love what they do. As evidenced by exceedingly positive reviews, they do it very well. Verde Canyon Railroad is the only excursion train in the Southwest which offers every guest two seats for the price of one: inside viewing through large panoramic windows in all coaches and 360-degree views from open-air viewing cars attached to each coach. As the train passes “through” a grand canyon, both vantages celebrate incomparable scenery, high-desert flora and fauna, historic trestles, dramatic geology, unusual rock formations and passage through a century-old 680-foot tunnel. Throughout the journey the captivating history of the Verde Canyon and the Railroad unfolds with narration interlaced with a wide genre of popular railroad tunes.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
+1 800-293-7245
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Thank deaconiupup
Reviewed 2 days ago

I reread my review from several years ago and have rated the experience a bit higher this time. We were assigned to the last 1st class car which got us away from the exhaust smoke for the 1st half of the trip but we were...More

Thank steversjunk2016
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Enjoyable day. Been to Sedona multiple times but never done this before. So glad we did! Very scenic-- got great pictures of the canyon, caves, and rock formations. Don't bother with first class--you're going to want to sit outside anyhow! Beer and wine available on...More

Thank Mary S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Verde Valley in Arizona is a diverse place with a lot of things to do. The railroad is one of them. The canyon ride is very enjoyable with ample amenities in the cars and some exciting views. If you have been on other train...More

Thank Andrew P
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I did this trip because we had a day before our reservation at the Grand Canyon. Other reviews detail the food served in the first class cars (where we sat) and the seating configuration so I won't belabor those here. We got...More

Thank EileenP16
Reviewed 1 week ago

We bought 1st Class tickets. I am not sure why they have you show up by 12 to claim your tickets, unless they want you to eat there. We didn't. We went to a Mexican place and came back. The little museum is kind of...More

1  Thank NJLady561
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well "express" it is not! I'm sure most of these historic railway operations must be limited to 20 mph or else they would derail! Condition of the ancient rolling stock and especially track conditions would make higher speeds dangerous. However it's more about the journey...More

Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this trip on advice of a friend. We rode in the first class coach and highly recommend this mode. Our hostess, Lisa, was a delight and greatly enhanced the tour. The natural beauty of the valley is something you can best enjoy from the...More

Thank Jim S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our daughter and son-in-law on this train ride this past weekend and we had a great time. Before we left, we had lunch at the train station and partook in the beer tasting festival. The train ride was great and the weather was...More

Thank Lee H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on this ride 'First Class'. You have a first class attendant which ours was named Amanda who was very friendly and helpful. She took drink orders and offered complimentary ice cream sandwiches during the switch over half way. The 'First Class' complimentary appetizers...More

1  Thank Guido65
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27 August 2017|
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Response from CJ J | Reviewed this property |
the best thing to do is to check with them directly but I believe they are.
19 June 2017|
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Response from NKVK | Reviewed this property |
only have a cash bar. No wine tasting,Drinks . very reasonable.
Sandra S
27 March 2017|
Response from TrainGall | Property representative |
If you have specific dietary issues and need to bring something small with you, we completely understand. We ask that you give us the information when you make your reservation so that we can note the exception to your car... More