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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Address: 3rd Street, off Highway 50 (Royal Gorge Blvd), Canon City, CO 81212
Phone Number: 888-724-5748
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F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of...

F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River" and feature Twilight and Dinner trains.

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So Great, I did it twice

I do love train rides, but this is unbelievable. You go through the Royal Gorge. It's 1,000 ft high, but only 30 feet across. You see white water rafters, kayakers and even... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Daniel V
New York, United States
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New York, United States
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I do love train rides, but this is unbelievable. You go through the Royal Gorge. It's 1,000 ft high, but only 30 feet across. You see white water rafters, kayakers and even helicopters buzz by. The scenery is just fabulous. As a rail fan, I loved the train too. Normally, I would go for the dome cars, but, if you... More 

Thank Daniel V
Estes Park, Colorado
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113 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Husband and I took the dinner train. It rained so we stayed in and only went outside for a moment. The food was above average. The memories made are worth it.

Thank adventurerstogether
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33 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We all enjoyed our train ride. The scenery was beautiful and the guide was very informative. This isn't just a train ride you learn about the history of Canon city and the gorge. Well worth it!

Thank Amy M
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48 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We have made Santa trains a family tradition. We have ridden trains in Washington (Mt Rainier), Santa Fe, NM, the Georgetown Loop and the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad. This is the best of them all. The cars are comfortable, the service is great, food and beverages are available, and best of all Santa and his elves provide individual attention to... More 

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We took a large family group on the rail road - there were 17 of us from 15 months to 58 yrs. We made reservations several weeks in advance. When we arrived there was a minor snafu with some of the tickets. The Railroad staff worked with us to correct it. The staff was fantastic. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We rode on the Holiday Train at 12:30pm on December 26th. We purposefully booked a daytime ride (and NOT the Santa Train) so we could enjoy the gorgeous Royal Gorge scenery with my in-laws who were visiting from Pennsylvania. We made the additional investment in the Vista Dome car, which offered better views and seating at tables of two-or-four for... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

The Santa Express was great. My children loved the entertainment. They loved seeing Santa and getting a bell that will be treasured for the rest of their lives. Well worth the money. We were in coach and our server Brinda L was great.

1 Thank Jill C
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The ticket lady was very disrespectful and rolled her eyes at me. I was on crutches and she did nothing to explain possible accomodations for the handicapped and rather focused that I had to carry a small Nike satchel bag on my back to carry my purse since I could not carry a bag on my shoulder since backpacks are... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We took all five grandchildren and their parents on the Santa Express the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It was just like the video. The kids LOVED it!!!! What a great way to get into the holiday spirit. The elves, servers, and Santa were just wonderful.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We had a party of 10 on the Santa Express and had a great time. The bells were really cool. Everyone sang and the food was great, we hung the bells on our Christmas tree, loved the explanation of which bell we got.. The children still call theirs by the bell name... Our waitress, Ms. Casey, was awesome and very... More 

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