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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Great views, skip the food and spend the time outside on the open air car. Morning trips and evening trips are better chances of seeing wildlife.

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Martensville, Sask.
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

A great way to see the gorge up close. Riding the rails! It was a wonderful 2 hour tour with food and beverages available for ordering. The gorge is lovely and is a must see when in the area. There is a guide on board who will answer any questions you have and the staff are friendly and always willing... More

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Peyton, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great ride. Beautiful views. The service was great. Even in coach you can order drinks and meals. Servers were very friendly. Our son loved the ride, he's very into trains.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Family and I decided to seeing the gorge from the train and must say this is the way to go. Just beautiful. Staff was very friendly and got some excellent pictures. Food was so and so, but the scenery overrides any reviews of the food. Would do it again if in the area.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

To start - the Royal Gorge Route Dinner Train has a special sentimental thing with us so my views maybe are a little clouded by that, but I don't think so. This was our 4th time on the train, 3rd time for dinner. In the past you had to select your entrée choice when you booked but this year you... More

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Grandy, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Beautiful train ride along the rapids of the Arkansas River. Gorgeous views of a roaring river with white water rafters paddling by, mountain views and historic landmarks. Multiple types of rail cars to include great food and beverages. Open air car to go out and enjoy the ride and take pictures. Most of all an extended stop to enjoy the... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This train ride is extremely enjoyable. Wait staff was excellent. We loved the atmosphere of the train and enjoyed the open air car after we ate. Food was also very tasty. We highly recommend this trip. It takes just about two hours.

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Colorful Colorado, United States
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96 reviews 96 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a great way to see the Canyon and the Royal Gorge from a different view! We placed our ticket order online and then went to Will Call to pick up our tickets, it was a nice, easy process. They tell you where to board the train and even have a photographer there to take a souvenir photo to... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We departed on the 3:30 train (out of Canon City) and rode in the Club Car. The ride along the Arkansas River is just beautiful! The water was running fast and we saw many rafters making their way to Canon City. Much of our time was spent in the "open air car" and took lots of photos. The Royal Gorge... More

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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went with some people and we got the first class car which was air conditioned and had comfy seats. That was the extent of the good experience for all of us. The service was the worst we ever had and other people were complaining around us. We ordered some food which was really overpriced and not good. We got... More

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