- 4 hours (Approx.)
Hop aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad for a 4-hour rail journey through the untouched and unspoiled Verde Valley. With first class seating, you will enjoy unobstructed views of Arizona’s geological wonders, wildlife, and archaeological finds of the ancient Sinagua people who once lived in the area.
- Rail Tour
- See native wildlife in their natural environment
- Family friendly
- Led by a local guide
- First class seating
- Champagne toast
- Entry/Admission - Verde Canyon Railroad
- Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
- DVD (available to purchase)
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA
1pm; boarding is at 12:40pm.
Exceptions: Double Train dates offer two trips: 9:00am to 2:30pm. Morning train: 9:00am-1:00pm, Afternoon departure 2:30-6:30pm. If booking one of these dates, please advise of your preferred time in the Special Requirements field.
June, 2, 2018 July 28, 2018 August 25, 2018 September 15, 2018
Returns to original departure point
Daily at 1:00 p.m. except select Saturday evenings May through September
Make your way to the Verde Canyon Railroad Train Depot in Clarkdale, Arizona, not far from Sedona, to begin your Verde Canyon Railroad adventure.
This rail adventure offers a wilderness train ride through the remote Verde Canyon which is known for its picturesque setting and abundant wildlife. Though it’s possible to hike in the canyon, by far the easiest way to experience it is by riding this scenic wilderness train.
The train is made up of exquisitely-renovated passenger coaches and open-air viewing cars pulled by vintage locomotives and travels a route along the Verde River between Clarkdale and Perkinsville. After embarking from the Clarkdale depot, sit back for a 4-hour, 40-mile round trip that includes views of historic mining sites, geological wonders, Sinagua Indian cliff dwellings and wildlife from bald eagles to antelope.
You will remain spellbound as your vintage carriages cross an expansive railway bridge embedded in basalt cliffs, glide through a covered bridge opening the gateway to Perkinsville, or experience daylight retreating in the 680-foot manmade tunnel, all odes to that same bygone era. Two FP7 locomotives, only two of 10 remaining in North America, are the muscle that powers the newly-renovated passenger cars.
Indoor cars are climate-controlled with restrooms and the train meets ADA requirements. Your first class cabins feature panoramic windows in a living room-style atmosphere of comfortable love seats or bistro-style chair-and-table seating near panoramic windows. Enjoy a champagne toast upon boarding, a variety of complimentary appetizers reflecting the southwest region and full-service cash bars featuring premium liquors and beverage service at your seat. With comfortable seating indoors and access to high-backed benches on the adjoining open-air cars, it is like getting two seats for the price of one.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.