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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

3rd Street, off Highway 50 (Royal Gorge Blvd), Canon City, CO 81212
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Road the train as part of a Village Tour Motorcoach trip. This train ride had amazing scenery going along the Arkansas River. The crew was very attentive and was able to answer any question about the train and area. Be sure to go to the open air car for a real feel of the scenery. Justin and Keefer were fabulous... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We were part of 50 seniors touring "Trains Across the Colorado Rockies" which has been a wonderful experience. Coffee Break Tours reserved Vista Dome seating which we sure appreciated. We were able to have a delicious (although pricey) lunch with excellent service as we rode the rails. We waited in a long line to board the train as they boarded... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I went on the route during our honeymoon and we have zero regrets. Shannon our server was fantastic! We also had the pleasure of speaking with Mark who was amazing and they referred us to a bunch of other locations to visit while on our stay. We will be back!

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Booked the Vista Dome, rode it half way and then when out to the open cab. It is a must experience train ride. Views were great and our waitress Shannon made it and even better experience with her great service and the knowledge she shared along the train ride regarding the area. Recommend this to everyone!

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We next embarked on a train ride through the royal gorge. Nice ride. Comfortable seats. Great lunch on board. Short ride; then we were off to another excursion. The staff were friendly and organized. Quick boarding and left on time. Great views of the royal gorge bridge. Food was good too!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

For adults and seniors do the vista dome, it is quieter and you will have a table for food and drink. The outside platform cars have the best view, but with the dome you can go in and out. Families with children don't spend the money, coach is best, the kids will want to spend most of the time outside.

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Longmont, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

we booked a cab ride so we got to ride in the engine with Sandra. What an experience. The views were great and the experience was unique. When we got to Parkdale (the point where the train reverses direction) we changed to our dome car table and enjoyed lunch. After that, we went to one of the open cars and... More

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

WOW!!! It was our anniversary and we wanted to do something different and we thought we would do the train and lunch on the royal gorge. it was great and the views were great. we met a couple from New Zealand that sat with us and it was great to sit with them and get to them and their culture.... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Five of us took the Royal Gorge Railroad trip. It departs at Canon City and goes the length of the gorge. A stream runs along one side of the train while the other side is very close to the steep cliff sides. It was impressive and a geology lovers delight, as was the meandering river. The train made a five... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Had a great time. We rode in one of the dome cars during the Oktoberfest event. The food was very good. The only downside was it was quite warm in the dome cars, since we were almost constantly under the direct sunlight and it didn't feel like the air was on very much. The open cars were a great place... More

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