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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

3rd Street, off Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
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This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado we started out in the Vista Coach with our server... read more

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macktyner
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Saint George, South Carolina
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Royal Gorge train ride

Enjoyed the train ride. It is great that you can move to the open air car and experience the... read more

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StephenWBailey
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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 features gorgeous scenery, great service and delicious food, sourced locally and prepared fresh right on board the train for breakfast, lunch, afternoon and dinner excursions. The train is running at 9:30, 12:30, and 3:30 daily in Coach, Club, First Class Lunch and Vista Dome. First Class Dinner and Murder Mystery dinner trains run on weekends. Wine Dinners run in August and October, and Oktoberfest runs September through October. Welcome Aboard!
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  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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3rd Street, off Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was the highlight of our trip to Colorado we started out in the Vista Coach with our server ,Erin,taking care of our drinks and dining needs all the while delivering an interesting history off the area.The return leg of the trip we stayed out...More

Thank macktyner
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoyed the train ride. It is great that you can move to the open air car and experience the scenery.

Thank StephenWBailey
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Reviewed yesterday

Great trip. Train goes down and back up Royal Gorge near Colorado Springs. Comfortable coaches with wait service. Try a cinnamon roll in the morning...delicious. An open car for viewing is just amazing. Well worth the price.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family of 5 booked a breakfast on this tour. When booking the trip, I wasn’t aware that the breakfast cost extra on the already expensive $59 per person. Trying to stay on a budget, I chose the cheaper $10.95 breakfast meal. The train cars...More

1  Thank Sheri K
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a train ride through the Royal Gorge. These views are only accessible by rail or rafting. I would recommend the vista dome if possible. Be sure to spend some time in the open air car for better photos. The scenery is absolutely gorgeous....More

Thank Jay G
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We rode on this train last Monday when my father gave us tickets for coach. My wife and I immediately went out to the open car and stayed out there the whole time. The narrator Makenna was lively and absolutely informative. She was able to...More

Thank Volke138
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful ride! We were a group of five and all of us thoroughly enjoyed our morning excursion thru the Gorge. The staff were approachable and eager to please, not to mention, very knowledgeable regarding the ever changing scenery. I especially enjoyed riding in the open-air...More

Thank MG G
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We went coach and had great seats. You also have the option to go the open car anytime which allows you to stand outside and fully appreciate they majesty of the royal gorge. Even in coach there was lots offered on the menu and the...More

Thank Sherb1
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is an excellent activity for family (especially with kids) or with friends to enjoy. Quick train rides (a couple of hours) are hard to find these days. The open car allows for some great photos. Surprisingly, the food was great but pricey. Highly recommend...More

1  Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I are retired so we like to ride this great two hour train trip through the Royal Gorge a lot. I say a lot as we ride three times a week. The food is really great and the kitchen staff is the...More

1  Thank 4jam74
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bonnieloulou56
June 20, 2018|
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Response from 4jam74 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can if you ride either the 9:30 AM train or the 12:30 you will have plenty of time for both.
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flapz
June 17, 2018|
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Response from KTF89 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry, but I'm not sure what engine F7 is. We went on the train in May and they only had one trip a day. I'm sorry I can't help any better.
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Boytribe
June 17, 2018|
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Response from 911MommyW | Reviewed this property |
I rode in the Vista dome as well. The seats are very comfortable and the typical train swaying isn't bad at all. I think riding in a normal vehicle is more bumpy than the train ride was. Hope this helps.
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