The Royal Gorge Route Railroad located in Canon City Colorado. The train travels through the scenic Royal Gorge on a two-hour-long excursion. This train trip is regarded as America’s most spectacular railroad journey, and there is no doubt that this is a truly unforgettable experience of incredible natural beauty coupled with great service on-board the train.
The railroad dates back to 1879 when the tracks transported miners and ore from the region, it also functioned as a passenger route. Now trains run through the year, taking passengers through the Royal Gorge from the Santa Fe Depot in Canon City to the western terminus in Parkdale and back. The highlight of the train ride is when the train goes under the Royal Gorge suspension bridge.
Royal Gorge Route Railroad Coach Class
Whether you want to travel in coach or club, the experience of the train ride is what will stay with you in years to come. If you opt for coach travel, you get to enjoy comfortable high-back seats with big windows that showcase the amazing views of the canyon. Coach passengers also have access to the open-air cars for an up-close look at the canyon.
Ride Club Class
Passengers that booking a club car table-style seating with a full-service bar, great food, and needless to say, stunning views. The servers in club class are well versed with the history of the railroad and the canyon, so shoot away as many questions to them for an informative experience. In club class too, you have access to the open-air car.
First Class Lunch
Splurge on a first-class dining experience aboard the Royal Gorge Railroad. The First Class Lunch offers mouthwatering entrees coupled with wines to match. A three-course lunch is accompanied by unforgettable views from your window.
First Class Vista Dome
Enjoy your train trip in a beautiful Vista Dome car. The Vista Dome offers some of the best views of the canyon with comfortable seating. Breakfast, lunch or dinner will be served depending on departure time. Seating is limited for the vista cars so reservations are recommended. Travel time on the train excursion is approximately two and a half hours.
Special Event Trains
The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is renowned for its special events. Kids will love Breakfast with Santa or the Santa Express. Spend New Year’s Eve indulging in a sumptuous meal on board the New Year’s Eve Dinner Train or ride the Ales on Rails – a food lover’s delight. Get on board the Murder Mystery Train for an evening of delicious food and a murder mystery performed by the award-winning Red Herring Productions.
Getting To Royal Gorge Route Railroad
The drive from Denver Colorado will take around two hours depending on traffic. The train depot is located one block south of Highway 50 & 3rd Street in Canon City. Address 330 Royal Gorge Blvd. Visit the railroad’s website for information and to purchase tickets.