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
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
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.