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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Sheer granite cliffs and the Arkansas River's rushing waters frame the way for the historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad. This scenic rail line traverses the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas" on its roundtrip journey from Cañon City, covering 24 miles overall. Unlike many of the Colorado Rockies' rail experiences, this route does not feature views of the mountains; instead, rocky, high-desert vistas overtake the landscape as travelers enjoy a first-class dining and travel experience.

All service classes are welcome to leave their seat and venture to the Open Air Car. This standing-room-only car is the ideal location to capture views of the stunning granite cliffs, rushing waters of the Arkansas River, and wildlife that frequently come within eyeshot of the tracks, including Bald Eagles, Blue Heron, and Bighorn Sheep. A highlight of the journey comes as the train crosses the Hanging Bridge, a point in the route where the gorge is just 30 feet wide. Another great spectacle is the Royal Gorge Suspension Bridge that passes overhead. All of these views are entirely uninhibited from the Open Air Car.

The train runs rain, snow, or shine throughout most of the year. There are up to four departures daily for guests to choose from, each lasting approximately 2 hours.

Showcasing rocky scenic delights and providing a culinary experience that rivals restaurants, the Royal Gorge Route Railroad continues to impress Colorado travelers with each departure.

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First Class Colorado Rail Adventure featuring Rocky Mountaineer
27 Jun 2024
Ernest Oppenheim
5 stars
“We have seen all of these trains on PBS which is why we chose to go on this adventure. Nothing compares to being there in person and was well worth being in the canyons, hearing the engines, snow in June on Pikes Peak etc. Our tour guide was excellent with...
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Colorado Rail Experience
14 Jul 2024
Thomas George
4 stars
“Our tour guide, Dewi and our driver, Ozzie were outstanding. I was disappointed that the vista dome on our diner train was not available and that we were charged for iced tea which we assumed was included with the meal. Pikes peak was the best, but because of no seating...
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