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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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Excellent Train ride

I have visited the Royal Gorge Route several times and the ride never seems to disappoint. The train is in good condition and the scenery through the Royal Gorge is always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Denver
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Denver
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I have visited the Royal Gorge Route several times and the ride never seems to disappoint. The train is in good condition and the scenery through the Royal Gorge is always incredible. This visit actually became a two part visit when weather preempted the trip in April with rock and waterfalls in the gorge making the Engineer turn the trip... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Decided to take the royal gorge train on memorial day. Rode in the vista dome car. It was a fantastic experience! Views were beautiful, food was above par, and our staff, Spencer & Shannon were great! Definitely will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We were having a wonderful time, then we were rudely verbally assaulted by another rider. She said we can't be in the area she was, because "I paid more money than you, you need to leave".... some nerve. We were just walking through and looking at the beautiful scenery. I'm especially THANKFUL to the following employees, Glenn, Lee Ann and... More 

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Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Depending on the option chosen, this can be a little pricey, but is a wonderful way to see the Royal Gorge Canyon from the low end without having to brave (or concentrate on) the rapids.

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Greenfield Center, New York
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were in the area when we found out about the train. We were literally 5 minutes before they were scheduled to depart. The woman who answered the phone said get here and I will have them hold the train. They did! Everyone was so nice. We were lucky enough to get Tami as our server in the dome car.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Great trip beautiful scenery. Service on train was great. Nice menu included wine and various local beers.

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Colorado City, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We really enjoyed this trip through the canyon. The views were amazing, the staff was so helpful and at tentative. Food and drinks were pricey, but the best thing was the open are cart. My husband and I spent our entire trip in the fresh air, looking at the scenery, long horn sheep, and waterfalls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My husband and I rode the dinner train and we were blown away by how great the food was. I had the salmon and he had prime rib. All of the food and wine was amazing. We will have to ride again this summer when the sun stays out later because it was too dark out to really enjoy the... More 

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Buford, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Wonderful trip...great service, good food, and incredible views of a remarkable place! The trip left on-time from the picturesque station. Train was leisurely pace so we could enjoy sights on both sides ofthe gorge. Service, food, and drinks were excellent. Enjoyed the two hour trip and highly recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

What an awesome day! Two of my sons and my Grandson treated me to a ride on the Royal Gorge Railroad....and a extra special treat was when they presented me with a pass to ride in the locomotive cab with the Engineer!

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