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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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“open air car” (150 reviews)
“first class” (799 reviews)
“chicken wings” (126 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
+1 800-293-7245
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Taking the Verde Canyon Railroad is the only way to see Verde Canyon - there are no roads and I don't even think there are hiking trails (correct me if I'm wrong). The scenery was beautiful throughout - not spectacular a la Grand Canyon or...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The train is a great experience! I have done it twice in the past 4 years. I paid extra for first class and honestly don't feel it is worth it. You get more seating room and a bowl of potato chips -the appetizers are put...More

Thank sondramurf
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I have been wanting to do this ever since we move to Prescott. And it didn't disappoint. The train has lots of cars to hold everyone. The first class cars have the right amount of seating so you don't fell cramped. The...More

Thank Rick C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The train ride was relaxing and very educational. I liked that you had assigned seats in the car but were able to move easily between the outdoor car and inside. The tour guides were always giving advanced notice if something was coming up you may...More

4  Thank Carol K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a birthday present and it was wonderful. We chose first class tickets. This included champagne and appitizers. Had I realized that the appitizers were really more like a small spread of food I would not have had lunch before traveling! The seats were...More

6  Thank CJ J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with my senior citizen parents- had a great time. Definitely go first class if you go. Had some food- chicken wings, fruit, some cut up veggies, brownie bites. Unlimited water. Cash bar available if you want to have a drink. Tour guide was excellent,...More

1  Thank Linda D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We rode the train on the 4th of July. It was a very hot day but the cabin we were in was very cool. Although we spent much of our time in the open train right behind our assigned train. Appetizers were provided and there...More

1  Thank Annette R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was really fun even though it's too hot for this activity in July. This is an opportunity to see some beautiful rock formations and take a train ride. The food, drinks and service were good enough to remain comfortable in your seat while you...More

1  Thank DJsnorkeler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My elderly aunt had always wanted to ride a train. So when the ad for Verde Canyon Railroad was on a hotel site when I was planning a trip to Arizona. I booked 3 tickets. It was so much better than I anticipated. But the...More

1  Thank TravelingOmaCharlie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This train ride is supposed to give you a picture of the verde Valley. Even in the first class compartment, you don't get a great view. There are cars that you can walk to where you can take photos. But for the most part, the...More

2  Thank vegascr
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18 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
6 March 2017|
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Response from TrainGall | Property representative |
Good morning, and thank you for your inquiry. We do get this question a lot. There are large viewing windows on each side of our train. One side features small tables with two chairs while the other offers small couches... More