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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
+1 800-293-7245
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This 3.5 hour train ride is a wonderful way to see the Arizona wilderness. The train travels along the Verde River into a beautiful red rock canyon. The cottonwoods and sycamores were changing color and their yellow against the red rocks and blue river were...More

Thank Marge H
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Thank John R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice trip along a semi remote canyon. The trip out is two hours ish and the same route back is a bit faster. Saw lots of scenery and followed a stream. Each coach has a separate open air viewing car with a staff member...More

Thank Kim W
Reviewed 5 days ago


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Reviewed 5 days ago

This was nothing but fun. The train car was comfortable and clean. Nice nibbles, simple but good. Full bar. Good service. Tour guide had a great time pointing out details in the canyon. The 1950's diesel engine was beautiful. Nice open-air viewing car. Very fun!

Thank Susan R
Reviewed 1 week ago


Thank Chris Q
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a first class coach - not too much more & there is a military discount. Reserve WAY AHEAD of your travel date. (Pay at time of booking.) The nice depot is comfortable while waiting for the train ride. There is food & a...More

Thank Jeana K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a 4h relaxing trip at a very slow speed. Great views. Enjoy the company or bring a book. No cell services. Safe for kids but I wouldn’t recommend it. Kids will get bored in less than 15 min.

Thank DCfromMN
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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