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

771 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    488
    190
    56
    30
    7
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Alvarado, Texas, United States
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

After looking at the reviews I booked first class for my husband and myself and I would highly recommend it. This is admittedly an activity probably best suited to more mature vacationers and not to children or the fidgety at heart. The scenery was beautiful and the ride was relaxing in the middle of our sometimes frenetic vacationing. The accommodations... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Madison, Wisconsin
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Took this trip today and was very enjoyable. Went 1st class and was worth the extra money spent. The train was comfortable and the snacks were great. The ride along the Verde River and into the canyon was so beautiful. The open air cars was a nice option to get a lot of pictures. The weather was perfect for the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warminster, Pennsylvania, United States
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

My husband and I rode the Verde Canyon Train during a recent visit to Sedona. This was a beautiful, very scenic 4 hour ride through the Verde Canyon. The train offers open air cars that attach to the coach car ticket you purchase so you can stay inside or outside. Also there is a cash bar on every car. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, Canada
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

This train ride is a good time but it is way too long. They could shorten the ride by 2 hours and would be just as enjoyable. The open seating cars are a great way to see the entire countryside and rock formations. Only go here if you have 4 hours to kill had nothing else to do.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairport, New York
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

A ride on a train is always a treat, but this one is extra special. Our party of 6 enjoyed a first class experience in sumptuous leather sofas with a coffee table between them to hold our drinks and hors d'oeuvres. The wine wasn’t great quality, but it was fine (CA instead of AZ though, surprisingly). The food (chicken wings,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
kansas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

this was the best of my trip to Arizona beautiful scenery all the red rock you see plus the history of this land is something else I say if your in Sedona go do this trip you will never forget it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Milton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Amazing photo ops amidst a relaxing ride. Not suggested for young children who aren't interested in scenery, as 4 hours may be too long to hold their attention. Recommend First class for the champagne toast, excellent and plentiful appetizers, very comfortable seats,and the the superb patience and knowledge of the staff. The gift shop has some unique gifts which are... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kettering, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Verde Canyon Railroad ride was very enjoyable. The gift shop at the train depot had some nice souvenirs that were reasonably priced. Hot food was available at the depot and was good. The train ride went through very scenic areas and there were plenty of photo ops from the open car. I would definitely go on this train again... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Most Americans have a love for the old railroads. We can't always explain it, but we do. If you're one of them, you'll most certainly enjoy a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad twisting your way through some lovely scenery in Arizona's Verde Canyon. The added touch is listening to songs about railroads while you chug along. The staff is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
VCRRTraingal, Public Relations Manager at Verde Canyon Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Each of us shares your enthusiasm for old railroads. Many of us seek out other railroads to ride when we are on vacation. It is something that everyone should experience at least once in their life. Roll on rail lovers! More

Columbus, Ohio
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

If you have ADHD this is not for you. But if you want a relaxing ride through some of the most beautiful scenary in Arizona then this is the ride for you. This four hour ride includes every train song you have heard plus more. I reccomend first class. Champagne upon arrival. You sit in deep cousin chairs and couches.... More

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

Do you own or manage Verde Canyon Railroad?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing