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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

3rd Street, off Highway 50 (Royal Gorge Blvd), Canon City, CO
888-724-5748
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Ranked #14 of 18 Activities in Canon City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Dinner Theaters
Activities: Dining
Description: 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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Denver
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

We surprised my husbands parents with this trip for their 57th wedding anniversary. We were in the Vista Dome it was nice. The scenery is just so beautiful. Saturday turned out to be a beautiful warm day. The disappointing part of the whole trip was the over priced food and drinks. Myself and my father n law ordered the buffalo... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Chose this route for a train ride first due to affordability compared to others in the state. We were very impressed with the scenery and the route. Best views are in the open cars. The staff was very informative. We stayed in the diner car which is not worth it unless you are eating. Buy tickets early to get the... More

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Westland, Michigan
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103 reviews 103 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We planned this trip out to go on the train before we even left home for Colorado. We were excited about the idea of having breakfast while looking out over the Colorado countryside. The Royal Gorge Train did not disappoint. From the minute we arrived and boarded the train the staff was friendly and welcoming. We had breakfast in the... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The trip through the gorge was beautiful, as long as you were sitting on the river-side of the train. The other side affords views of (very close) rocks. The food was sub par, and the bar drinks were very watered down and expensive. I would have been angry if I had paid full price for the other side of the... More

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Cleveland, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
45 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I've never been on a train before so when I heard about this I was super excited. Me and my husband sprang for the vista dome seats and we are so glad we did. The views were amazing!!! The open air car was cool but crowded so we stayed inside most of the time. Tammy and Justin were our servers... More

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Spring Grove, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I are originally from Arkansas so it was neat to see the Arkansas River in this setting. We had seats facing large windows in the club/bar car and we ate lunch watching the beautiful sights go slowly by. The open air car was right out the door so we spent much of the rest of the trip... More

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Payson, Arizona, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

the train was great family enjoyed the canyon , but the Starlight rv park. or as we call it the trailer junk yard was, the worst. woman on Segway very rude nasty, other than that our trip was great, everyone we meet was nice and helpful, other than the crazed Segway woman,,,,,,,,

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Ellenwood, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

My husband loves trains so we thought this would be a great way to see the Gorge. The train ride was very nice, having the opportunity to visit the open air cars was great for photo ops. Food and drinks were available for purchase. It was a good way to spend the afternoon. Recommend making reservations to get good seats.

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Austin, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Train is very nice. Takes you through the canyon slowly following the river all the way. Breath taking views in the open car is the beat way to see everything. The servers also tell you some history of the sights. Would ride again someday.

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Mountain Home, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We took the 9:30 am ride last Saturday and really enjoyed it. I only paid for coach seats and was glad I did as we spent the entire trip standing in the open air car. It was a beautiful Colorado day with temps in the high 70s and a nice breeze. It was a great way to see the Arkansas... More

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