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Address: 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324-2302
Phone Number:
+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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The train ride was the highlight of our trip

Make sure you book the first class coach. Your living room couch style seating, extremely comfortable and relaxing. You have an inside coach for sitting comfortably and an outside... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
yyesiamtrish2
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Make sure you book the first class coach. Your living room couch style seating, extremely comfortable and relaxing. You have an inside coach for sitting comfortably and an outside coach where you can get the best pictures and view, and you can wander between the two as you please. The ride includes snacks which were delicious, and complimentary water. Your... More 

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Red Lion, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Between Christmas and New Year's, I rode the Verde Valley Railroad with my Son and Daughter. I booked us in a First Class Coach, which included Southwestern snacks and had a full bar. The Bloody Mary was most excellent. The entire ride is narrated pointing out sites and historical facts. There is a Verde Valley employee assigned to each car... More 

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Kayenta, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife booked the caboose for a private party. Several of my friends and neighbors attended. Kenna, our hostess made the trip spectacular. We received complementary champaign and gluten-free appetizers for the trip. The canyon is absolutely beautiful. We saw several eagles and many interesting rock formations. The 4 hour tour went by way too fast. MUST DO TRAIN RIDE!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This train ride was great it is about 4 hours but goes through the valley and the interpreters point everything out. It was a great time and offered many photo opportunities of the ever changing vistas. Very relaxing, this is how we used to get around before planes got cheap

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff was awesome, views were great. Perfect trip for 80+ year old mother! Relaxing - we paid a little extra to have the more comfortable seating. Snacks and drinks were delicious. If you want some relaxation time I highly recommend this trip!

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Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really good trip up the verde river canyon by rail. The attraction goes about 2 hours up to an old stop called Perkinsville then returns. You get great views of the river canyon as well as a decent run down on the history of the area from the train's docents. We booked first class tickets which provided... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy the clickety-clack and sway of a train ride, spend an afternoon travelling through the Arizona landscape! My friends and I booked the passage that included a champagne toast and appetizers (don't expect gourmet food - - it was fine, but nothing fancy.... ie. nachos, pigs in a blanket, etc.) Seating on the train car was comfortable, but... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This train ride was nice, they have outside carts if you would like to sit outside & we stayed in the 1st class train & it was worth it! 1st class has a cash bar & complimentary​ snacks & water (wings, sandwiches,brownies,etc) My only problem was....(no fault of the staff) I paid for 1st class to relax & some people... More 

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Warrenton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

30 minutes outside of Sedona sits the re-energized, renovated rail line that moved ore and supplies out of the secluded area of Jerome, Clarkdale and other towns into a scenic wonder for those that love the outdoors and train rides. It was a great four hour ride that allowed us to go outside to the open air car and feel... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Relaxing and well organised trip. Comfortable seats in 1st class carriage with nibbles provided; and a good range of beverages available at reasonable prices. Friendly organised staff. A gentle journey. One toilet per carriage. Spacious seating with tables for small groups. An open viewing-carriage for the brave on a cold January day with fresh snow on ranges. Carriages well heated... More 

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