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Address: 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
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+1 800-293-7245
08:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Fun train ride!

It's a 4-hour ride on a really cool trail. Champagne and snacks were free. Their mixed drinks and beer were excellent. Lisa was our hostess on our car - she was great. Sean... read more

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's a 4-hour ride on a really cool trail. Champagne and snacks were free. Their mixed drinks and beer were excellent. Lisa was our hostess on our car - she was great. Sean was host for the outside viewing car (and he took care of the snacks) - he was also great. He was very informative about the area.

Thank jenchascats
Oracle, Arizona
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33 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very enjoyable, very relaxing and beautiful scenery. Great hospitality from the staff. Good hors d'oeuvres, and nice selection even for those with dietary restrictions. Highly recommend.

Thank Ann S
Palm Coast, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Before our trip to Sedona we ran into a couple who said we must try the Verde Canyon train and be sure to take the first class car. What a wonderful suggestion that turned out to be! We enjoyed an afternoon of beautiful scenery along with a light lunch and cocktails. Would definitely recommend and we would go again next... More 

Thank Leadog22
St. George, Utah
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on the Verde Canyon Railroad, which included a four hour ride from Clarksdale, AZ to Perkinsville, AZ, a Ghost Town 20 miles north of there, and back again. Lunch (chicken wings, sandwich bites, fruit, cheese, etc.) was included. We ate a scrumptious lunch and sipped frozen Margaritas ($9.00) all while enjoying the beautiful red rock canyon. It was... More 

Thank sloboatrider
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A perfect way to spend the day! We first had lunch at the Copper Spike Cafe and to do a little shopping. The food was very good. We tried the burger, hot dog, and Quesadilla. The weather was fantastic for the train ride through the canyon. Such beautiful scenery! We purchased the First Class and it was worth it. The... More 

Thank Michale F
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Thank debbie m
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.

Thank MarthaFromAlabama
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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