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Grand Canyon Railway

For 120 years, the Grand Canyon Railway has provided the experience of traveling to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon by train. This nostalgic journey captures the Wild West's untouched beauty and recalls train expeditions of long ago.

In all, the Grand Canyon Railway boasts 41 passenger cars, the most of any scenic railway in the United States. Most of these cars have standard stories that include service with other rail lines before their acquisition and refurbishment by the Grand Canyon Railway.

Whether guests select an upper-level viewpoint or watch the scenery unfold from the train's main level, the vistas are undeniably impressive. Leaving Williams, the train enters lush Ponderosa pine forests. It does not take long for the landscape to change once more, becoming flatter and transforming into expansive prairies. Pinion pine forests, steep-sided creeks, vast deserts, Native American settlements, and ever-changing flora are hallmarks of the journey.

But the excitement doesn't just pass outside the windows; instead, guests are treated to onboard entertainment provided by period characters. A Grand Canyon Railway Marshall meanders throughout the train, and singers croon to Old Western melodies. Guests may also meet members of the infamous Cataract Creek Gang. After 2 hours and 15 minutes of unrivaled beauty and railway lore, the train pulls into the Grand Canyon Depot at the Grand Canyon's South Rim.

Operating 364 days a year, the Grand Canyon Railway is a prime example of how rich history and modern amenities can join together to make for one unforgettable experience.

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South Rim of the Grand Canyon
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Desert View Watchtower
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Grand Canyon Sunset
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Monument Valley
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Sunrise in Winter at the Grand Canyon
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Cathedral Lake at Yosemite National Park
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Our customers love our Grand Canyon Railway tours
Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon
18/May
WALTER BELL
5 stars
“It was a wonderful tour and our guide Sheryl was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
14/May
Frederick McManus
5 stars
“Pricey, but totally organized and worth the price. All the little pieces - rail, hotels, transportation, meals, were covered and well-coordinated. The documents we received made it a breeze to be in the right place at the right time, and the trip was one of our most memorable ever. The only sour note was that our train left Chicago over three hours late and arrived in Arizona over six hours late. We missed almost all the scenery we were hoping to see by traveling Amtrak instead of flying, but we did see it on the return trip.
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
28/Apr
cindy galindo
5 stars
“Great adventure. Exciting way to see the countryside. New perspective
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Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Chicago Round-trip
10/Jan
ALLYN RICCI
5 stars
“It was a wonderful quick getaway for me, my husband, and 2 kids. They loved the train and we all experienced the Grand Canyon for the first time together. We will definitely be using Vacations by Rail for another adventure!
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