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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Address: 3rd Street, off Highway 50 (Royal Gorge Blvd), Canon City, CO 81212
Phone Number: 888-724-5748
Activities: Dining
Description: F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of the...
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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Had an absolute blast!!!

We did 1/2 day on the railroad and 1/2 day rafting. What a beautiful day! It was worth every penny. The views were beautiful. I can't say enough good things about this tour... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
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Jackson, MS
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Jackson, MS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We did 1/2 day on the railroad and 1/2 day rafting. What a beautiful day! It was worth every penny. The views were beautiful. I can't say enough good things about this tour. Everyone had a blast! We went with Lost Paddle Rafting and enjoyed them too. I'd recommend this for sure. A++++++++

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Slippery snow and ice on walkway from train station to train. Tasteless prime rib dinner. No salt available. Only warm water available for tea. No canyon lighting so you could not see outside. The glare from the inside lighting obstructed any views. I held a napkin against the window to eliminate glare so I could get a glimpse of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Im a little late but it's better then never. All I can say is I was amazed by this ride, my grandkids loved this. I do agree with some of the reviews before, about Aren. She was wonderfully joyful and Hot chocolate was kinda watery but she went out of her way to make us satisfied. I will be back... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Fantastic! My husband, son, daughter in law and 3 grandkids (ages 3,6,9) took the 5:00 train on Monday Dec. 22. I'm really glad we chose this time because it was dark when we arrived at the North Pole and therefore could enjoy the Christmas lights there. We booked the club car and paid for our meals in advance, once on... More 

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Canon City, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Took our grand children on the Santa Express for the first time this year. It was an amazing experience. The kids and the grandparents had a great time. The entire staff made our trip just perfect. Santa, the elves, the servers. This is a must do and will be a tradition for us from now on. Thank you Royal Gorge... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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 via mobile

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

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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