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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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We had a delightful ride in one of the first class train cars through the beautiful Verde Canyon. The day was cloudy and a bit cool but the views of the red and gold canyons were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kearney, Nebraska
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Kearney, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a delightful ride in one of the first class train cars through the beautiful Verde Canyon. The day was cloudy and a bit cool but the views of the red and gold canyons were very pretty. We saw the winding Verde River way below the train tracks. It was fun to sit with friends in the car, be... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I took the train as kind of a spontaneous thing to do while we were in the area. We did the first class accommodations which were a little pricey for what you get frankly. Included in the first class section were nice chairs and tables, seating like in a living room. They give you about 2 ounces... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked first class, and it was worth it. The seats are spacious and comfortable, and first class is adjacent to the open cars, where the viewing of the spectacular scenery is best. Don, our guide, was excellent. We learned a lot, and we saw a lot.

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Ortonville, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our two and a half year old grandson is a train aficionado and he was delighted with this train ride. He was absolutely enthralled. We loved the gorgeous scenery and the yummy snacks. Our guides were delightful. This is a trip for everyone. So glad we signed up.

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Verde Canyon Railroad is an attraction normally chased by those of us who are 55+. We brought 17 college students to this adventure in January 2017. They readily embraced the history and the well-expressed natural and human narrative that is part of this experience. The support staff are incredibly knowledgeable, and the open cars on the train mean that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this train trip with Detours out of Phoenix. Our tour included a good lunch and a great train ride through Verde River Canyon, with wonderful train songs playing on the speakers the whole trip. Each railroad car had its own docent giving us history and scenic information all along the way. The train was very comfortable and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulous way to tour the area, see the sights, meet some new friends and enjoy appetizers and beverages at the same time. The tour is guided so aside from observing the views, you learn a little history too. Each car has it's own outside viewing area so the choice is yours...stay outside or sit comfortably inside. We opted for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrating a special birthday with friends. Reserved the caboose. It was elegant with wine and snacks, and dessert with impeccable service. Our guide had expert knowledge of the area. The scenery was magnificent. Regular and first class card also available.

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Alexandria, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this tour looking for a relaxing afternoon and this was perfect! Very comfortable seats, a full bar, appetizers, lots of windows in 1st class and a knowledgeable tour guide. The blonde middle aged gal that was our waitress was a bit snarky & arrogant, could have left her home for sure :( The gentleman that helped was awesome, friendly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a day well spent. Absolutely fabulous views from inside the car and a special outside car for taking pictures. Wonderful snacks, luncheon and drinks. Met some wonderful people from Minnesota to share our train journey.

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