We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Verde Canyon Railroad

300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
800-293-7245
Improve this listing
Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Clarkdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic Railroads, Historic Sites
Activities: Viewing foliage, Group tours/train, Viewing wildlife
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... more » 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. « less
Write a Review

714 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    449
    175
    53
    30
    7
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Las Vegas, Nevada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was one of the most awesome 4 hours I have spent. It is a slow, leisure ride through some of the most wonderful scenery there is to be had in a state that is known primarily for the Grand Canyon, but Verde Canyon is just as beautiful. We opted for the first class ticket and were served champagne when... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
las vegas
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This was the best 4 hours of our weekend. This train ride is wholly about the journey and the views, not about the destination. You can do coach, 75 people per car, or First Class, 45 people per car. All passengers also have access to open air viewing cars. The open air has a bench in the middle and some... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
lost wages
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Best 4 hours of our weekend. Took the First Class upgrade, which includes a less crowded seating area, champagne toast to kick off the journey, and a small buffet offering of salad, sandwiches, veggies and dip, and sweet and salty bites. The snacks are only out for the first half of the trip, so if you're hungry make sure you... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

We booked this tour as a different way of seeing some of the beautiful countryside in a different and more relaxed way. As our son is in a wheelchair, we have to look for different ways of accessing things. They were very good with the wheelchair, thoughtful and accommodating. We booked first class which included a first come first served... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Duluth, Minnesota
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Spring for the little extra that First Class charges and experience the train ride as comfortable and gracious as can be. The River views were up close and personal, the buffet of food labeled snacks were enough for a meal, free champagne but full bar service, and air conditioned car with access to open car if you want the wind... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Jacksonville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

This was a wonderful trip through the canyon. We booked the first class tour and it was well worth the extra we paid. The scenery was breathtaking and the railroad ride was slow enough that you could see and take pictures as we traveled into the canyon. The accommodations on the train were excellent and Tracy was an experienced and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Slidell, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My wife and I took the Tequila tasting first class trip. It was a great train ride through the canyon as the sun was setting and then, once the stars were out, even better. All around an awesome and worth while excursion. It will be on our bucket list to go back and take the caboose ride!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tampa, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We decided to pay the extra money and splurge since we aren't in this part of the country very often and WOW, how it was worth it!! First, they drive you in a golf cart to the caboose so you don't even have to walk. They take pictures of your group/family on the back of the caboose (no one else... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We sat in the first class car and snacks and water are provided with that cost. Mixed drinks are extra.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goodyear, Arizona
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This is a beautiful wonderful experience. You will experience the green valleys and the colorful mountains of Arizona. Definitely worth the extra money to go first class.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Verde Canyon Railroad also viewed

 

Been to Verde Canyon Railroad? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Verde Canyon Railroad, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing