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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

3rd Street, off Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
+1 888-724-5748
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What an amazing train journey

I saw a few weeks ago the BBC documentary Great American Railway journeys which featured this train... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael C
Brisbane, Australia
via mobile
What a relaxing way to send a birthday

Our daughter arranged for 15 of us to ride the railroad for my husband's 80th birthday. We had an... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Aurora, Colorado
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F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River" and feature Twilight and Dinner trains.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dome car” (156 reviews)
“open car” (197 reviews)
“vista dome” (193 reviews)
3rd Street, off Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
+1 888-724-5748

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I saw a few weeks ago the BBC documentary Great American Railway journeys which featured this train trip. It is a must do, as is the first class dome, open air carriage and had a wonderful lunch to boot.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 3 days ago

Our daughter arranged for 15 of us to ride the railroad for my husband's 80th birthday. We had an absolutely wonderful time. The service was great, the food was beyond our expectations. You definitely need to ride the done car to get the full experience....More

Thank koikichibarb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a fun weekend activity away, so we booked the Octoberfest lunch ride. I booked online, which was very easy, and selected our lunch and a special beer flight which consisted of 5 small (4 oz) beers of local...More

Thank RileyPete
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a steam train enthusiast I’m inevitably biased against trains that like this one are diesel hauled. However the scenery was spectacular. It runs through a narrow gorge where at times there’s barely enough room for a river and a track bed. The food was...More

1  Thank Peter602014
Reviewed 1 week ago

We rode through the Royal Gorge in one of the Dome cars and had an amazing view of this beautiful Colorado site. The dinner was excellent and our server, Rebecca, was fabulous.

1  Thank Linda S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Growing up in Cañon City I always saw the train but never really took time to enjoy the ride. We went on a summer afternoon and rode in the inside but walked to the open car to enjoy the view and the weather. The train...More

Thank jennaleigh13
Reviewed 1 week ago

Short but a lot of fun. History of the gorge and beautiful sights. May see some mountain goats. Kids love it.

1  Thank Ted W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked the Vista Dome on the lunch tour. Our waiter, Dakota, was wonderful -- efficient, friendly, knowledgeable. The food was very good, as was the view of the river and gorge from our table. After lunch, we moved to the outdoor car for a...More

Thank mentonex
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading a poor review I had to express that we have been on this wonderful train experience 4 times. The food is wonderful, the staff are some of the best in Colorado at any tourist attraction and it was never boring on any level....More

Thank cli-pea10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trip only lasts 3 hours so they can sell you mediocre food and drinks. Save your money and take the Colorado Vertical Helicopter ride instead. It was fantastic.

Thank shelleyrae2017
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Barbara M
16 August 2017|
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Response from Liz H | Reviewed this property |
Yes, call...but according to laws accommodating folks, like the Americans with Disabilities Act, I can't imagine it being an issue. There is plenty of room where passengers sit inside the cabins - windows are huge! My... More
claudia w
16 August 2017|
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Response from Amycar71 | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know of. We were all in shorts and t shirts.
Margaret P
12 August 2017|
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Response from TravelinMinee | Reviewed this property |
Prices are as posted but you do not have to purchase the meal ticket. There are people onboard that serve you drinks and/or sandwiches, etc., at a cost if your interested. Think burger was $15 w/chips and drinks are not... More