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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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3rd Street, off Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
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Made a very nice day trip from Denver

It's a very easy 2 hour drive from Denver to the station. We had a beautiful sunny day for our trip... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2017
Karen K
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DENVER
Great ride on the R&R

Hey, just took a ride on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Had beautiful seats in the dome car with... read more

Reviewed May 5, 2017
dandre51
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Greeley, Colorado
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F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River" and feature Twilight and Dinner trains.
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“dome car” (160 reviews)
“open car” (201 reviews)
“open air” (369 reviews)
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3rd Street, off Highway 50, Canon City, CO 81212
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Reviewed May 8, 2017

It's a very easy 2 hour drive from Denver to the station. We had a beautiful sunny day for our trip and spent 95% of the trip in the open air car. The views are beautiful and the little bit of history shared by the...More

1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

Hey, just took a ride on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Had beautiful seats in the dome car with spectacular vistas. Our hostess Chelsea was wonderful to us with a friendly smile, great service, excellent food. This is a great way to spend a leisurely...More

1  Thank dandre51
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

We drove from our stay in Colorado Springs to Canon City for this excursion. It's worth going early, or staying after to enjoy the park by the rail station along the Arkansas River. The train ride is amazing. We sat on the river side and...More

4  Thank George B
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Reviewed May 2, 2017

My husband and I went on this May 1st 2017 for our 35th anniversary and it was a wonderful experience with beautiful scenery along the way. Johnny C. was our server and he was great and the bison burger was very good . Prompt service...More

3  Thank nettiecats
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Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

This is a beautiful gorge to see by train. We went for grandmas birthday with kids ranging from baby to 7. The kids from 3-7 loved it and so did the adults. We spent most of the time on the open car- don't forget your...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2017

This amazing location in Colorado is spectacular whether viewed from above or below. The railway which travels alongside the Arkansas river which flows beneath is both relaxing and exciting. It grants a view of the colorful rocks from right beside them, and gives a unique...More

1  Thank DCRunkel
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Reviewed April 29, 2017

This was a nice 2-hour round trip excursion. The train has 2 different seating areas for the noon trip, a basic car or the dome window. The basic is fine if you are not planning on eating a full meal, the dome has table seating...More

2  Thank glenn d
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Reviewed April 26, 2017

We really enjoyed this train ride ! Scenery was fantastic,food and drinks were great also. The receptionist Rachel needs to go to warm and fuzzy school but all other employees were terrific and I would recommend this to others !

1  Thank gregsspace
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Reviewed April 26, 2017 via mobile

We went on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad on a Saturday evening dinner train in Canon City for a scenic trip along the Arkansas River. Not only was the train ride great but the dinner was excellent as well...compliments to the great chef! Service on...More

1  Thank Dennis G
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Reviewed April 25, 2017

The open air car is the best place to enjoy the ride. The staff was informative about the history of the gorge. Our car attendant, Dylan, was especially helpful, continually answering our questions.

1  Thank Ron T
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reddiguy
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Jay J | Reviewed this property |
Right away! The views are breathtaking
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phillipsx3
May 17, 2018|
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Response from rockymtn26 | Reviewed this property |
A limited train ride that serves a sampling of local brews with a lunch. Only served in one car per train and I think only one day a week. Check the Royal Gorge web site for details /
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Kenny21NJ
March 26, 2018|
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Response from Moonbeam15 | Reviewed this property |
no special tickets. Its an amazing trip
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