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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
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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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Beautiful Scenery!!

Really enjoyed the trip. Got coach tickets, but stayed mostly outside. It was beautiful & Judi (one of the guides) was very informative. Let us know when to be ready to take a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Ron K
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Sapulpa, Oklahoma

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Sapulpa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really enjoyed the trip. Got coach tickets, but stayed mostly outside. It was beautiful & Judi (one of the guides) was very informative. Let us know when to be ready to take a picture. All the staff was very friendly & helpful.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We took a family vacation to Colorado Springs for the first time. We got tickets in the Vista Dome, where we sat on the left of the train (best views from this side!) Breakfast was good, not fabulous. Our server was very pleasant, accommodating, and knowledgeable as our narrator for the trip. She pointed out things we never would have... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked this trip while visiting Colorado from Houston. I called the morning we wanted to go and was helped by a very friendly staff member who was most helpful in securing our seats. We had friends who were meeting us and they were able to seat us all together. The train tickets are not cheap, but well worth the... More 

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Denver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My family and I took the breakfast train and had a wonderful time enjoying the views of the Arkansas River cut gorge, the interesting facts told to us by the staff, and the ability to see the views from inside OR outside was really fantastic. Fun to ride a piece of history too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The 12 mile ride takes one hour "there" and one hour back. Beautiful scenery and wildlife is seen often. We sat in domed car and had dining service. The food was reasonably priced and very good.

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Chernobyl, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great railroad with a very interesting history. It has great views of the river as well as a view of the water system used in the 19th and early 20th century. A very good railroad with great food and friendly service!

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appleton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Like others have said you can see a lot and save by riding in the open car. Judi and Jillian were very nice. The vista car could use a slight update.

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The train really doesn't go very far, maybe 5 miles up the gorge from the train station and reverses to the station, sort of like the Cripple Creek Victor and Georgetown railroads. The serve dinner on the train if you make reservations, but not alot of elbow room. Four to a table, so if you don't mind close quarters, it's... More 

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Canon City, Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful ride! The scenery was amazing. Staff was very nice and helpful. I think one time is enough though. Was worth the money!

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Tomball
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

What a great time for this railroading history buff. I enjoyed the food and bar service. Friendly waitress names Shannon was great! Jacqueline was also friendly and charming. However, there was no one talking about what we were seeing in our car or the open air car. After about half the trip, we heard there was a lady explaining things... More 

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Address: 3rd Street, off Highway 50 (Royal Gorge Blvd), Canon City, CO 81212
Phone Number: 888-724-5748
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Canon City

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