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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 #10 of 17 activities in Canon City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Canon City, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

9 of us really enjoyed our ride in the bar car. The bartender told us great stories and everyone enjoyed the views. We spent some time riding in the open air car next door for the big views. Highly recommend it.

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Canon City, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A visiting friend, who loves trains, and I took the train trip trough the bottom of the Royal Gorge. It was certainly a different experience to follow along beside the Arkansas River instead of only seeing it from the top. Most of our time was spent outside on the flatcars, as it was a beautiful, clear-blue-sky Colorado October day--perfect day... More

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Denver, Colorado
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This was our first time taking the Royal Gorge Train. We took some CO friends and tow non-CO friends. Everyone had a really good time. We rode the bar car which is just our style and were able to walk out to the open car to better see the views. The staff was great and David the bartender shared a... More

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Micah C, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! Great views, great friends, and a great team of people taking care of you- that's our style, and we are thrilled to have shared all of this with you! We'll be sure to let David know just how much you enjoyed his insights, as well! We hope you'll visit us again soon-... More

Erie, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

This was our first trip to Canon City, we are so thrilled we made reservations and took the train. Our kiddos 8 & 9 thought this was the best part of our quick trip, with the exception of the pool at our hotel. We stayed at the Econolodge across from the train station which was convenient, functional and we were... More

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Micah C, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Sounds like you and your family had a wonderful time in Colorado and we are thrilled to have been a part! We are proud to offer the best views of the Royal Gorge while providing Colorado sourced food and beverage prepared fresh to order, unique and representative of our region and our mentality. We also take pride in our Team... More

Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

We are from the East Coast, family, 4yr old girl, 11 yr. old boy, two adults. 4 is a good number as the seats are set-up for that size group. Awesome views. The open air rail cars are a MUST-DO. Love getting craft beer in a souvenir glass. Food was only "okay" quality for the price, but very convenient and... More

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Vienna, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

We enjoyed the breathtaking views from the train. Train ride was just under 2 hours round trip. We didn't hear a narrative or history like some other reviews mentioned. Food was a bit pricey and not a good value but certainly convenient. We sat in the bar and parlor car and the open air car was just steps away. Left... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is one of my favorite things to do when family visits. It is guaranteed to be fun for everyone. Kids love it because it's a real train. Grown ups like it because of the beautiful scenery. It is a 2 hour ride in the bottom of the huge gorge along the Arkansas river. They have food and a bar... More

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Micah C, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

We love to share our good times with others, and we thank you for continuing to share your good times with us! We pride ourselves on offering the most unique experience in the Royal Gorge and Southern Colorado region, and reviews like your remind us why. We can't wait for your next visit, and when you do find yourself on... More

Forney, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This was fun interesting and informative. Kinda expensive but fun experience. We did the dome car but walking through I thought the bar car would be best for price and view. Got lots of information during ride. Food very high for what you get. If you get burger the best one is the beef. Don't do bison was the worst... More

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Micah C, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share with all of us your experiences aboard the Royal Gorge Route. We enjoy sharing the history and insight of the Royal Gorge Region as much as our passengers enjoy hearing it, and we're pleased to have shared this with you and your family during your vacation. We also enjoy providing our passengers... More

Colorado
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

No one travels anywhere by train anymore, so this is your chance to have a train experience in a genuine train with beautiful scenery on the trip through the Royal Gorge and back. Have a drink and enjoy the view, order some really good food and then wander out onto the open air car to see the beauty close-up, and... More

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Denver, Colorado
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34 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

We have enjoyed the train ride through the Royal Gorge Canyon before so opted for their New Year's Eve dinner train. Great choice. Good food, friendly service and the train was lighted so that you could see the canyon and sites along the way. Fun festive and entertaining.

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Micah C, Guest Relations Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Happy New Year, and thank you for sharing your experience with us! Great food, great staff, and great views- that's what we're all about, and we're thrilled that you were able to begin 2014 experiencing them with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!! More

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