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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 #13 of 22 Activities in Canon City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Dinner Theaters, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Dining
Owner description: F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River" and...
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Type: Scenic Railroads, Dinner Theaters, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Dining
Owner 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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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

I'm from the Houston area, but we came up to Colorado to visit with my wife's brother's family. They joined us along with my wife's parents and her other brother. We had a total of 7 adults and 3 kids. The kids had a blast and loved all the sights of the North Pole and visiting with Santa, his elves,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

We bought tickets for the vista dome. We were able to see to the top of the gorge from the windows on the train. This was an event we wanted to attend for nearly seven years. We ended up on a Santa Express train. We gave our wish lists to Santa and had a picture taken with him. Hint: prepay... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

What a wonderful evening my family had! The Santa Express is absolutely the best way to get the whole family in the Christmas spirit. Everything was exceptional, and done to perfection. But the elves really, really made the difference. Two elves in particular - Ryan and Aren - were so sweet and so good with the children. Ryan captured the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Great evening! We have 3 children 8, 3 & 8months. everyone enjoyed the train ride. The staff was very helpful and handled the crowd with ease. Our food was good and my husband enjoyed the specialty beer. We had an elf spend extra time with us "chocolate chip" my boys loved talking with him. All staff was cheerful and helpful.... More 

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Guffey, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

This is the second year in a row I have taken my family on the Santa Express. It has been a great experience, very professional and super fun for the whole family. Special thanks to Mark and Risa and all the staff we encountered in the beautiful Vista Dome.

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Leoti, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Our whole family (8 adults and 9 children) took the one o'clock Santa Express on Sunday. The kids did enjoy the ride and the open air car, thank goodness we had good weather. I read some earlier complaint about the "elves" and agree with some of what has been said. We did n't eat on the car ordered drinks and... More 

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Dillon, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

If you live with a sense of wonder, if you love being mesmerized and bursting with excitement, if you love peals of laughter and smiles on the faces of children, if you yearn for your inner child to be awakened by the whistle of the conductor as the train engine roars, if you enjoy succulent food and a delightful atmosphere,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

We took our grandson on the December 13 night run. He was very excited and could not wait to go, talking about it for weeks ahead of time. The trip started out great. Unfortunately, the elves on the train quickly took the magic out of the trip. The elves did visit with the kids, but then didn't bother to stay... More 

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LeslieNelson, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment about your experience aboard the Santa Express Train. We take all reviews very seriously and have addressed the matter with our staff. Hopefully this was an isolated incident as we strive to give the 700 guests per departure the individual attention they deserve. Unprofessional behavior by our staff is not tolerated and we apologize that... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This was a beautiful ride in the coach area! Hot chocolate and cookies and the nicest server EVER!!! I remember her name by the spelling of it. Very unique. Her name is AREN. She was very polite, took us to our seats and was happy and smiling the whole time. There was another on the train who sat in the... More 

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Centennial, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our kids were so excited for this trip to the "North Pole" but we were definitely underwhelmed with the experience. We did love the view and seats in the Vista Dome and Santa was wonderful but that is where the compliments end. A few of the horrible staff can really ruin the fun trip. One of Santa's Elf complained that... More 

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