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Verde Canyon Railroad

300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
800-293-7245
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Clarkdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Owner description: Verde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest-running nature show. The four-hour scenic ride includes...
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Type: Historic Sites, Scenic Railroads, Sightseeing Tours
Activities: Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife, Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Verde Canyon Railroad is Arizona’s longest-running nature show. The four-hour scenic ride includes views of Sinagua Indian ruins, waterfowl, wildlife and a 680-foot man-made tunnel. The train follows the upper Verde River and is ideally situated above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona’s high country. In the spring and summer see Great Blue Heron and black hawks; fall and winter bring brightly-colored foliage and the arrival of migratory bald and golden eagles.

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40 reviews 40 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

We're so glad we were finally able to take the Verde Canyon Railroad trip. It's one of those attractions that you need to book ahead of time. Even though it was the middle of Dec. we had picture perfect weather. In fact we were able to stay in the outdoor car most of the trip. I would highly recommend spending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Just loved this train ride. Great narratives and service on board. Lots of beautiful rock formations and vegetation to see. If you enjoyed the Grand Canyon train trip, you will enjoy the Verde Canyon too. You may not see such a big canyon at the end of this trip but the scenery along the way is much better than from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 NEW

We boarded the train last week for a lovely, leisurely afternoon. There were four couples, admittedly the woman enjoyed the tour better than the men. I booked us first class tickets, so we could have snacks and alcohol drinks. The staff was all very accommodating and knowledgable about the surrounding areas. I chose fall for our train ride so we... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We traveled first class with another couple and enjoyed the comfort of 2 large leather sofas facing one another. We were immediately served our choice of champagne or cider and settled in for the 4 hour scenic trip through the Verde River Valley. There were two knowledgeable guides throughout the excursion who were enthusiastic and willing to answer any and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband & I enjoyed the scenic & historic views very much. Debra was our hostess/guide & extremely entertaining - like Southwest Airline trip!! Appetizers & drinks are grest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We took the train ride with my wife, mother-in-law, sister-in-law and her husband. We had a great time. It's about a 2 hr ride from Phoenix, and the train trip is about 3-1/2 hours long. It goes up towards Sedona, about 20 miles, and back on the same tracks. The train runs thru the Verde River valley and is right... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

My husband and I live in the Phoenix area and my parents were visiting Arizona for the first time so we planned all kinds of sightseeing tours for us to go on. This of course was one of them! We all definitely enjoyed this tour! The scenery was absolutely beautiful but since you are going back and forth on the... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We took the 4 hour trip in November on a very beautiful day. It was very pleasant and the scenery was stunning as the train meandered along the Verde River. Our group was 4 adults and 3 children age 4, 9 and 10. There is plenty of room on the train - we traveled coach. It is basic - not... More 

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Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This train ride is worth the effort and time. A great way to spend an afternoon and don't forget your camera. The open cars give you wonderful views of Arizona and the commentary is helpful as well.

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Winston, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 via mobile

We did the First-Class upgrade for two. Next time, we'll bring some friends, and do the caboose. Main tip to folks, is try for the right side out, and the left side home (same seat, they move the engines). Buffet is ok, but they could keep the condiments on the side - including the salad dressing, and olives. Cash bar... More 

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