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Address: 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
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+1 800-293-7245
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Verde Canyon Railroad is a Southwestern adventure that takes passengers on...

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.

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A day well spent.

A day of scenery and sights most people only imagine, Super Friendly and Informative staff. Able to mirror the timing of the train to the location precisely. The Staff really love... read more

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North Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A day of scenery and sights most people only imagine, Super Friendly and Informative staff. Able to mirror the timing of the train to the location precisely. The Staff really love your jobs and it shows!

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Seguin, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A 4-hour, leisurely train trip along the Verde River that offered a wealth of historic information about the area, some breathtaking vistas and the chance to just relax and enjoy the ride. Our group of six travelled first class so enjoyed free snacks, a cup of champagne and a very knowledgeable "hostess." Although the teens were not impressed, the four... More 

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washington twp
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only was the train car (we did first class) spectacular....old west feeling. The landscape was more beautiful than we could imagine. We were lucky enough to be on the train the one day a month an American Bald Eagle was on board. There are no words to express the excitement we felt being able to be so close to... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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I decided to try the train to have an opportunity to enjoy the scenery without being behind the wheel and was very glad I did. I opted for First Class, although I actually spent most of my time in the open car behind mine. The staff was friendly and pointed out specific rock formations and photo opportunities. Very pleasant afternoon.

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Callender, Iowa
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10 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoy scenic train rides. You won't be disappointed for attending this one near Sedona. Our tour guide "Shoe" made it very interesting as we passed sites and scenery along this 40 mile round trip tour. We stopped and saw the set of where the 1963 movie "How the West was Won" was filmed. Overall, we enjoyed... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome day trip to see the beautiful scenery and to enjoy a train ride. I would suggest this trip for adults that want a relaxing 4 hour trip.

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 of us took this train ride and it was wonderful!! We just loved the open air cars!! What a beautiful 20 miles one way and return!! Nice and slow so you can really enjoy the trip. Magnificent scenery along the Verde River and into the red rock canyons!! Make sure if you are in the area to do this... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The train is very comfortable. We enjoyed the trip. 4 hours total. Good appetizers and drinks. The views of the canyon are spectacular! You can spend time inside in the comfortable lounges, or outside watching nature up close. I highly recommend the trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently rode the rails with our friends up the beautiful Verde Canyon. Due to the weather in mid-March it was a bit chilly on the viewing car, but the views were spectacular from the first-class club car. We were served appetizers and drinks on the way up the canyon. While traveling we got to meet other passengers from around... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It would have been helpful to know ahead of time where to sit. The train does not "turn around". You either have exceptional views or "not so good" views. The ride itself is well worth the money - very relaxing. Tape playing is very informative - except when your cabin crew member talks over it. Food availability is good on... More 

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