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Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure provided by Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 09/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
All complimentary first-class appetizers will be individually-packaged for customers.
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Updated 09/18/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the remote Verde Valley from the idyllic vantage point of an old-fashioned train on a ride along the Verde Canyon Railroad. Far from any highways or cities, nature lovers can catch unspoiled views of the region’s wildlife, geology, and historical sites. Throughout the ride, enjoy the comfort of an airconditioned first-class car or take unobstructed photos from an open-air platform car.
Itinerary
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    Verde Canyon Railroad
    300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA
    Departure Point: Verde Canyon Railroad Train Depot in Clarkdale, Arizona Address: 300 North Broadway Clarkdale, Arizona 86324 Directions: From Phoenix: Allow 2 hours for the drive • Take I-17 north to exit 287 (Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale). Turn left (west) over the freeway on Hwy 260. • Stay on Hwy 260 for approximately 14 miles to the fifth traffic light. Turn left at light. This is Main Street (historic 89A). • Drive through Old Town Cottonwood, past the turnoff for Tuzigoot National Monument until you see a sign on the corner that says “Verde Canyon Railroad.” • Bear right onto Broadway, cross the one-lane bridge and park in the designated parking across the street from the depot. From Sedona: Allow 40 minutes for the drive. • Go southwest toward Cottonwood on Hwy 89A to Cornville Road/Mingus Avenue. • Turn right on Mingus Avenue and proceed west 1.8 miles to North Main Street (Historic 89A). • Turn right and continue on Main Street through Old Town Cottonwood, past the turnoff for Tuzigoot National Monument until you see a sign on the corner that says “Verde Canyon Railroad.” • Bear right onto Broadway, cross the one-lane bridge and park in the designated parking across the street from the depot.
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    Verde Canyon Railroad
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    It’s Not the Destination, It’s the Journey Verde Canyon Railroad provides a luxurious train ride through a 20-mile wilderness area, along a wild and scenic river, only accessible by rail. For three and a half hours, passengers enjoy comfort and style, exceptional amenities and outstanding service in vintage rail cars on a century-old route. Through a red rock paradise, with tracks that hug the curves of the Verde River every season offers a different reason to ride. Astonishing views of a wild and vibrant frontier, historic trestles, bridges and a 7000-foot tunnel are just a few of the highlights tucked into unusual rock formations, red rock pinnacles and towering crimson cliffs. Majestic bald eagles and hawks float effortlessly on the breeze above Javelina, wild burros, jackrabbits and many other Canyon creatures, peacefully coexisting with this heritage railroad for more than 100 years.
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    Verde Canyon Railroad
    300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA
    Departure Point: Verde Canyon Railroad Train Depot in Clarkdale, Arizona Address: 300 North Broadway Clarkdale, Arizona 86324 Directions: From Phoenix: Allow 2 hours for the drive • Take I-17 north to exit 287 (Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale). Turn left (west) over the freeway on Hwy 260. • Stay on Hwy 260 for approximately 14 miles to the fifth traffic light. Turn left at light. This is Main Street (historic 89A). • Drive through Old Town Cottonwood, past the turnoff for Tuzigoot National Monument until you see a sign on the corner that says “Verde Canyon Railroad.” • Bear right onto Broadway, cross the one-lane bridge and park in the designated parking across the street from the depot. From Sedona: Allow 40 minutes for the drive. • Go southwest toward Cottonwood on Hwy 89A to Cornville Road/Mingus Avenue. • Turn right on Mingus Avenue and proceed west 1.8 miles to North Main Street (Historic 89A). • Turn right and continue on Main Street through Old Town Cottonwood, past the turnoff for Tuzigoot National Monument until you see a sign on the corner that says “Verde Canyon Railroad.” • Bear right onto Broadway, cross the one-lane bridge and park in the designated parking across the street from the depot.
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Highlights
  • Ride the historic Verde Canyon Railroad
  • Enjoy appetizers and a champagne toast
  • Choose between multiple departure times to suit your schedule
  • Take photos of historic sites, scenery, and wildlife along the way
Important Information
Departure Point
Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • First class seating
  • Champagne toast
  • Appetizers
  • Entry/Admission - Verde Canyon Railroad
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Denise B wrote a review Nov 19
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The view, the scenery was wonderful. The tour guide Linda and bartender Nikki were fabulous. If you ride the train ask for their car.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Mountainman827 wrote a review Nov 15
Custer, South Dakota963 contributions185 helpful votes
Enjoyed our trip great views of varied terrain along this river and canyon area that can only be seen by taking the train. Staff did a great job of informing of sights along the way and serving up beverages. Staff wore masks and passengers wore masks when we were not seated
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for joining us. We love that we get to share this canyon with such awesome passengers.
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jan o wrote a review Nov 14
Henderson, Nevada108 contributions38 helpful votes
Gorgeous Views and lots of history included. Loved the comfort of the couch and table.... made sitting more enjoyable. Our attendant, Candace, was a delight and very knowledgeable about the sights along the way, plus she gave great service. Loved the toast at the beginning
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for joining us. You are absolutely right in that we should have acknowledged the veterans in every car. This suggestion has been added to our employee updates and training sessions.
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K2Travels wrote a review Nov 11
Las Vegas, Nevada372 contributions156 helpful votes
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Today we took the four hour Verde Canyon Railroad trip from Clarkdale. My husband had booked the trip because he thought it was something I might enjoy. I might have actually enjoyed the trip except for several issues mostly dealing with their COVID precautions. As the title
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Response from TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
Responded 1 week ago
We appreciate, and respect your review. We would add to this, for anyone reading it and considering to ride Verde Canyon Railroad, the following. We have very specific protocol standards that all of our employees follows. They can be found on the home page of our website. There is unfortunately NO WAY we can enforce the mask wearing requirement on another human being. We strongly suggest it repeatedly - at the moment of arrival, any time someone is not wearing their mask and through our own example. We daily make cancellations and provide refunds to anyone that expresses they will not wear the mask, or that they are concerned once they arrive. While we welcome everyone to come and take our train ride, we absolutely respect and encourage anyone who has the slightest concern to simply not do it.
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Chris F wrote a review Nov 11
Greenville, South Carolina24 contributions5 helpful votes
We bought a first class ticket , received a individual box of asst. cheeses , lunch meats , fruit , crackers and a glass of champagne .They were warm not chilled . The train ride was a pre recorded narration with train theme music to fill the breaks . The hostess add a few
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Response from TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
Responded 1 week ago
We do realize that our “slow-paced“ manner of sharing this hidden Canyon with people doesn’t fit everyone’s idea of excitement. We do thank you for giving us the chance.
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TrudiC44
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Gorgeous views to soothe the soul
If you have read other reviews, you'll know that first class seating comes with a very generous snack and champagne
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billeF618RO
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Amazing train ride - Disappointing Covid restrictions!!
This a really great train ride, spoiled by people not wearing masks on the train! When you arrive at the Depot, th
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wldhart07
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Wonderful experience!
Had a great time! I highly recommend this. They also have a nice little gift shop and a snack bar with some really
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Jerrie R
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Would probably be nice in the fall
For handicapped visitors. I can't say enough about how accommodating the staff was to help me on and off the train
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Kkoleary
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Highly Recommend
I really enjoyed our trip. Booked first class ticket to have less people in train car. Surprised at the other benef
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pmsteiner
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Easy, fun afternoon
This is a smooth operation, we booked in the first class car where a very substantial snack box with fruit, cheese,
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feather2001
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GREAT ADVENTURE!
Excellent music soundtrack. Excellent commentary from the conductor. Excellent food treats and full bar. Comfortabl
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patriciacribbs
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Amazing Beautiful Train Ride
Wonderful experience! The Verde Canyon Railroad journey was worth every penny . My friend and I went first class (
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MBRB4
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Ok if you are a nature person.
It's okay if you are an scenery and love of nature person, my husband loved it, me too but only ONE WAY cause is li
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paullfisher
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Railroad trip to the past
Went on the tour. Was in the 1st class coach. Mona is as our host and she was very good. We had a appetizer tray as
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TravelingGal_69
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What a surprise!
Traveling alone with COVID, it’s been challenging to say the least as most places require at least 2 people in your
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Speck411
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Verde Canyon Railroad Wilderness Route
We were on an arranged tour with Premier Group and the Wilderness ride was offered as a tour as part of the package
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go_mommy
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A nice day trip
Beautiful scenery and rock formations. First class is the best way to go because you can go to the open air if you
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Kaycee54494
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Verde Canyon Railroad
We found this trip on a list of things to do in the Sedona area if it was raining. The train station area is well
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Debby H
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Well worth your time...
We drove from Phoenix to take this train adventure while visiting AZ...so we drove 2 hours each way for this 4 hour
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