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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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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Fantastic scenery. Observation car with food service was good. Staff helpful providing info on the area.

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Adelaide, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This was a last minute thought after picking up a fuller in another hotel. We booked online, all done tickets waiting for the morning ride. After a slow boarding due to photos of people boarding we got underway. Not far up the track the Billy Goats were crossing the tracks and stopping the train until they climbed hip the rather... More

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Carbondale, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went on the evening dinner train for part of my birthday celebration. I thought it was just ok. Was really pretty going through the canyon but it got dark so we couldn't really see anything on the ride back. I think maybe they should start it earlier this time of year. The food was "mediocre banquet food at best"... More

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Brunswick, Georgia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This train ride is interesting from start to finish. We sat in the vista dome car which gave us lots of extra windows to enjoy the impressive cliffs and river. Our lunch (costs extra) was warm and delicious. Vegetarian options are available. It was great fun to sit in a comfy seat, eat a good meal and enjoy awe inspiring... More

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