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Verde Canyon Railroad, Clarkdale

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Rail Tour · Scenic Railroad
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Your narrated tour on Verde Canyon Railroad puts you in a vintage luxury train with views of the canyon, Sinagua Indian ruins, and wildlife. Choose from private to coach class, though all cars have air-conditioning and restrooms. You can purchase from a selection of snacks and drinks at the snack bar; luxury-class passengers get free Champagne and munchies. Take time to find the open-air viewing cars and spend some of your journey there. The outdoor attendants will share highlights about the canyon and its history. Make Verde Canyon Railroad part of your personalized Clarkdale itinerary using our Clarkdale trip maker site.
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  • What a fun, scenically beautiful day trip! The train leaves at 1:00, travels 15 mph, and returns at 5:00 at a "fast" pace of 19 mph. The pace is perfect as there is so much colorful scenery to see.....  more
    What a fun, scenically beautiful day trip! The train leaves at 1:00, travels 15 mph, and returns at 5:00 at a "fast" pace of 19 mph. The pace is perfect as there is so much colorful scenery to see.....  more »
  • This is an absolute must when in the area!! The views are spectator and it is a very interesting history to the area. A tray of cheeses, crackers, salami, and pepperoni and fruit and a bottle of... 
    This is an absolute must when in the area!! The views are spectator and it is a very interesting history to the area. A tray of cheeses, crackers, salami, and pepperoni and fruit and a bottle of...  more »
  • 1) Get there early and enjoy a meal, glass of beer, wine and pre-shop. 2) If you can, and there are 2 of you, order the tickets for the A/B side of the car (that is a table and chairs for two) on.....  more
    1) Get there early and enjoy a meal, glass of beer, wine and pre-shop. 2) If you can, and there are 2 of you, order the tickets for the A/B side of the car (that is a table and chairs for two) on.....  more »
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  • Amazing staff, seats, and views. Surprisingly clean and tidy. Four hour round trip with amazing wildlife, rock formations and music. Insanely good food for a train station. Try to get tickets for the cottonwood car. The staff are very friendly, you can ask them anything and they won't judge you. This is the ultimate Arizona experience, DO NOT MISS THIS!!!
  • Excellent. Wonderful and varied scenery. Food great and narration of things of note very informative. Each Pullman car has an open companion car to facilitate photography. Better than the Grand Canyon Train by a mile.
  • Great ride experience especially if you go first class which serves food and drinks. You can stay in the enclosed car or you can go out onto the open car so that you can see everything around you. The town of Cottonwood is an interesting place it's a lots of little shops
  • OK option for a train ride through rugged land. Several better options are in near by New Mexico. Comfortable seats. One side is better for viewing. Outside viewing cars are nice if the weather is OK.
  • What a wonderful experience! We rode in the open air car. A bit chilly, that time of year, but we dressed for it. This was better for taking pictures and viewing the landscape. Give yourself time to check out the museum and their gift shop, but be aware that they could close early after the ride is finished.

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