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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 #13 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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michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014 NEW

The cars were clean the staff was great! A little pricey for what you get ! You will not be having the f-units pulling you so if you want too see them ,They are parked down at the train yard!

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Snellville, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Received the trip as a gift while visiting my parents. They didn't go because it is expensive. That's a negative. The scenery is beautiful especially from the open air cars. The staff was friendly on the train. We loved the experience. Just be careful not to drop your camera or phone off the open air car. We left the train... More

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Golden, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Went for the lunch train, which gave us time to drive down from metro Denver, have a great lunch, take some pictures and enjoy the afternoon. We had a very enjoyable day.

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Annapolis, Maryland
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

While the gorge is spectacular and many of the things you see on the ride are unbelievable, this is pretty much a train ride. We took the dome ride so I'm not sure about the open cars. The drinks in our car were great and they served food that looked good (we had eaten before we got to Canon City).... More

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Evanston, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

I thought it kind of paled when compared to the Leadville train ride we had taken the day before. This was a much more passive experience. Although our car was next to an open car where we had unobstructed views. At least until I started getting dizzy from looking up. It was great to see the white water rafters going... More

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Since this was one of our only options to see the Royal Gorge we did it. I think it was a bit boring for the kids 12-18 yrs old. The food on the train is decent but priced high. The train was hot inside they needed to crank the air up. It was fun to see the rafters in the... More

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Austin, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We had such high hopes from this after people telling us it was amazing. We did take the advice on getting Coach class and then just moving to the open air cars. That was really nice and our children enjoyed it. The views were great on one side of the car (water side) and the other side was meh. The... More

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Charlestown
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We decided to take the Royal Gorge train ride during out across the west trip from Indiana. We have been on over 8 different trains with our little boy over the last couple of years. This one didn't stack up at all! We splurged for the vista dome seats. We got a window that had been gun shot and was... More

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Apopka, Florida
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275 reviews 275 reviews
173 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We bought our tickets in advance on-line so that we could plan for when we would arrive and to make sure we had tickets. We were in the Grill car and we were seated 4 to a table with a waitress to take our order. The food was burger type and very good. A little pricey but we had looked... More

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Clay Center, Kansas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The whole family enjoyed this train ride. We chose to ride the train in the dome car and I'm glad we did. The dome car has tables to sit at and big windows to look out. You do not have to stay in the car you are assigned to, you can move freely throughout the other cars as well. Fantastic... More

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