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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” (151 reviews)
“first class” (805 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 3 days ago via mobile

We did this 4 hour train tour into Verde Canyon in the first class coach on the Phoenix car. It was a beautiful train ride and you can go out into the open car for better picture taking or viewing. They have finger foods and...More

Thank schlegelc
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Two hour ride. We did the VIP, $175 for 2. Pay for drinks including soda. Free finger food: wings, fresh fruit, brownie bites, potato chips. The open cars were cool. Good views all around on a pleasant day. Spent equal time inside our car and...More

Thank msadler99
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice train ride! What a spectacular view of Mother Natures work! Awesome views! The staff is so nice and helpful! Well worth it! A must do if you're up this way!! 😁🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂🚂 Almost forgot, they had a live bald eagle on the trip. Don't...More

Thank Mrmiller8
Reviewed 6 days ago

This train ride is the only way to see the wonderful Verde Valley. I booked first class for the extra space and window views and was not disappointed. The valley is beautiful with great rock formations; not as awesome as the Grand Canyon, but much...More

Thank DrDee2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just had such a wonderful experience this afternoon on this very special train ride. Exquisite views of nature with fascinating history shared by guide and via speakers. I recommend the first class for comfort, food, beverages and views. Such a special look at this...More

Thank SweetHatttrick
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked first class for our trip. It is worth the extra expense! The trip was relaxing, fun, informative, and scenic. It was fun listening to our attendant gave anecdotes of the history of the railroad. There was warnings when to move out to the...More

1  Thank ejwallace2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We rode the Verde Canyon train early summer 2014 the grand kids had a great time, but it was pretty darn warm, even in the "air conditioned car". If i was to do it again, it would be in the early spring.

Thank Anthony C B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taking the recommendation of other reviewers, we booked first class for our trip. No regrets! It was 100 degrees outside, too hot to hang out in the open air car. Our attendant gave ample time when a photo opportunity was coming up, giving you time...More

2  Thank MaverickKruse
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is such a great ride. Beautiful scenery of the mountains and the river. Great riparian area with lots of animals to see. The Indian history is quite interesting as well as how the train was used in the early days of it inception. Perkinsville...More

Thank Kenmarsam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is something special about riding on a train, and when you add the breathtaking views of the Verde Canyon, it makes for an amazing day. I highly recommend both locals and visitors to experience the Verde Canyon Railroad. Splurge on a first class seat...More

1  Thank TravelbugHNL
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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