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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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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
+1 800-293-7245
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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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The relaxing ride was through some of the most beautiful scenery you can imagine. We had a wonderful time and we were very happy that we chose this activity. It was so awesome!

Thank Kimberly T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This 4-hour train adventure departs daily at 1:00 pm, and takes you 18 miles deep into the Verde Canyon. Following the Verde River, the scenery is spectacular. You can book 1st class or coach, but for nature lovers, coach is perfect, as you also have...More

Thank Borntotravel365
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The scenery along the track is beautiful. We took scores of pictures. The appetizers were well done and tasty. Service is excellent. Crew works hard to make your trip enjoyable. The return ride to the station is on the same track, so you can relax,...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the first class ride on the train thru the Verde Valley. It was a fact filled fun ride thru the canyon and beside the Verde River. Standing outside in the open car was the best views and feel for the sights. Young and old...More

Thank Carol J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect sunny Az day for rail trip in canyon. Lunch at depot and sat outside in shade. Food is varied and good value. Greet as we board our rail card Tucson. Both guide and bar service staff excellent communications and updated us during trip. Love...More

Thank camry76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would say exactly what she said. I should have read it before we went. I didn't so now I have to go back. The only thing I would add is that this is a 3 hour trip. Don't go with anyone who gets antsy....More

Thank OrlandoDreamin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, two tips - sit on the right side of the train to see the best scenery. Otherwise you mostly see the side of the canyon wall unless you go outside to the open-air cars. Secondly, the first class car is well worth...More

Thank Barbara C
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26 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.
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