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Experience America’s most spectacular rail journey aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt described it best as “the trip that bankrupts the English language!” This memorable train ride through the Colorado Rockies...more
We took the Royal Gorge train ride and enjoyed every minute of it. We ate great food and drank their signature beers We were able to walk outside to the train car that was roofless and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the fresh air. We...More
Amazing views and great customer service. Jillian did an amazing job. Not only did she serve our entire section of the train but she also narrated. She took the time to go to each group, introduce herself and answer any questions that you may have....More
I took my son and DIL on this ride when they came out to visit us. Much anticipated trip. First I highly recommend buying your tickets on line and in advance for the best seating. The left side of the train offers a much better...More
We booked two standard tickets on the 12.30 train ride. These cost $50 each, and were the cheapest seats available. Having heard that the left side of the train (going out) had better views, since the right side was closer to the gorge walls, I...More
Fun memories last a lifetime
We loved the holiday games and songs.
Our kids were entertained and happy to be able to see what a train looks a feels like.
We have enjoyed the Royal Gorge Train through our generations and more generations...More
This is a Santa Train that is well worth the $. Great Santa, nice old trains and the views are really cool if you do the breakfast or 4:30 pm departure. After dark, it is pretty dark so you don't take in too much of...More
We took the whole family and had a great time. They do it up right. The staff is dressed as elves, a couple of conductors, and of course, the big guy himself, Santa. The staff love to have their pictures taken with you and the...More
We went on a weekday 5:45 PM trip . With my 2 children ages 4 and 8 . They had an amazing time. From the bells that got special names off a reindeer, polar bear hunt , my 4 year olds favorite the reindeer hockey...More
Pros: Bought tickets for the higher priced Vista Dome ($74 per person). The 2-hour round trip ride was a memorable one. We really enjoyed the experience and look forward to doing this with friends and family next time. The lead waitress, who was training several...More
Royal Gorge Route Railroad -- which class? (1 Replies)
Some people seem to swear by the Vista Dome car, but it's twice as expensive as Coach Class. We'll be going mid-August, so I'm guessing it will be hot. Is the Vista Dome car with the extra money? We will be taking the morning train, so not at lunch or dinner. Also, I understand the views are only on one side of the train. What if we pay for the Vista Dome class, then we aren't able to get a seat on the view side?
June 11, 2009|
Response fromLaura S|
We took the train last summer in Coach Class and it was wonderful! We went in the morning on a weekday in July and it wasn't too crowded so we were able to swap seats. However, you can also walk to the cars that are outside (standing room only) to get pictures and see the view. I believe the cars were air conditioned but maybe it was just cool that day. I'm sure the Vista Dome is very nice but we had a great time and saw everything just fine in coach. Sit on the left side and you will be on...More
Royal Gorge Route Railroad (2 Replies)
We will be in Colorado in July. Is this railroad worth doing? We are thinking about doing the 1/2 day float and 1/2 day train ride but will only be in Canon City one day and I want to make sure we have time to see everything. Any advice?
April 28, 2008|
We did it last year and was really disappointed in the train ride.
Need help with planning (3 Replies)
Heading to Denver April 19-23. On Tuesday we were thinking of driving the Lariat Loop, stopping to see the Bison. Approximately how long does it take to drive this loop? On Thursday we want to spend the day on a scenic drive. I've been researching online and reading threads here on TripAdvisor. To get the best bang for our buck so to speak, I was thinking of driving from Denver, to Boulder, then up to Estes Park & RMNP then looping back down to Idaho Spring and back to Denver. We want...More