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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Canon City, CO, USA
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About Royal Gorge Route Railroad
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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Steve D wrote a review Sep 23
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania38 contributions32 helpful votes
I have had my eye on this for quite a while. Actually discovers the Royal Gorge Railway on Insta. On a planned trip to Denver I decided to add the RGR to my itinerary. A different experience. I chose the dome car with meal included. The interesting facts provided by the server to the whole car were fascinating. More so than the actual train ride. The meal was meh. It then again I did t expect much. The most enjoyable part of the experience was the outdoor, open air car. The fresh air. The sounds of the Arkansas river. The train horn. The first hand experience. All made for a nice afternoon
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Mike H wrote a review Sep 23
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Tarzan took care of our car and made it an unforgettable experience! Not only is he a great server with an amazing personality, he is very educated on the area and provided a detailed tour of the gorge mixed with some good humor. We came on this trip with my work team, and had the best time!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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marthaemi wrote a review Sep 23
Colorado165 contributions82 helpful votes
Please take this train trip!!! We upgraded train cars snd it was wonderful. Service snd staff was awesome. Beautiful scenery, lots of history. This trip is great for families and people of all ages. I can not recommend it enough. Splurge for the upgrade!!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Karla C wrote a review Sep 19
Dallas, Texas1 contribution
The whole cabin Smelled like roach poison and mold. We had club access. Everyone was forced to go through a line where we were made to take picture that they’d later harass us to buy. Absolutely no organization for loading people on the train. Literally a Covid party. Not worth it.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Zbison wrote a review Sep 19
Republic, Kansas433 contributions53 helpful votes
We had an excellent time on our Royal Gorge Route ride on a Sunday morning. I'm glad we didn't spend much on our seats, because we most enjoyed being outside in the open air car. My daughter was celebrating her birthday and Audrey was a fantastic server and brought her the piece of chocolate cake we had ordered her for breakfast adorned with the words "Happy Birthday" written on the plate in chocolate syrup! She LOVED it! My 6- and 9-year-old kids loved going back and forth to explore the other cars too! I'm so glad we chose this over the Pikes Peak rail, because the seating and flexibility for the kids to be able to walk around and view from other sides of the rail car was awesome! Thank you Audrey for helping to make our ride and my daughter's day special! Looks like a fun ride to go back and do during Christmas, because we heard they actually stop and pick up Santa along the way!!!
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Date of experience: September 2021
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