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Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

Highlights
  • 4-hour round-trip train ride on Verde Canyon Railroad, from Sedona
  • Soak in unobstructed views of the Arizona desert and Verde River
  • Look for Sinagua cliff dwellings, old mining sites, and native wildlife such as bald eagles or antelope
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Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
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Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
US$98.29
Overview
Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing journey by train aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad, which glides through the beautiful wilderness of the American Southwest near Sedona. Nibble light refreshments while traveling on the Verde Canyon Railroad through Arizona’s desert. Ride in a vintage train car or open-air viewing car to get a great perspective on the region’s natural and cultural treasures. See ancient cliff dwellings built by the Native American Sinagua people, historic mining sites and more as your train cruises along a route that follows the Verde River.
What to Expect
Make your way to the Verde Canyon Railroad Train Depot in Clarkdale, Arizona, not far from Sedona, to begin your Verde Canyon Railroad adventure.

This rail adventure offers a wilderness train ride through the remote Verde Canyon which is known for its picturesque setting and abundant wildlife. Though it’s possible to hike in the canyon, by far the easiest way to experience it is by riding this scenic wilderness train.

The train is made up of exquisitely-renovated passenger coaches and open-air viewing cars pulled by vintage locomotives and travels a route along the Verde River between Clarkdale and Perkinsville. After embarking from the Clarkdale depot, sit back for a 4-hour, 40-mile round trip that includes views of historic mining sites, geological wonders, Sinagua Indian cliff dwellings and wildlife from bald eagles to antelope.

You will remain spellbound as your vintage carriages cross an expansive railway bridge embedded in basalt cliffs, glide through a covered bridge opening the gateway to Perkinsville, or experience daylight retreating in the 680-foot manmade tunnel, all odes to that same bygone era. Two FP7 locomotives, only two of 10 remaining in North America, are the muscle that powers the newly-renovated passenger cars.

Indoor cars are climate-controlled with restrooms and the train meets ADA requirements. Your first class cabins feature panoramic windows in a living room-style atmosphere of comfortable love seats or bistro-style chair-and-table seating near panoramic windows. Enjoy a champagne toast upon boarding, a variety of complimentary appetizers reflecting the southwest region and full-service cash bars featuring premium liquors and beverage service at your seat. With comfortable seating indoors and access to high-backed benches on the adjoining open-air cars, it is like getting two seats for the price of one.
Reviews (120)
1 - 5 of 100 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Relax and enjoy the ride!

Great time riding through a beautiful area of natural beauty. The canyon sights are worth the trip as you ride in vintage railroad cars of the past. 4 hours of enjoyment.

Thank Walt H
Reviewed 1 week ago
Spectacular scenery

This is a very enjoyable way to spend an afternoon if you are in the Sedona area. The host was very informative and added to what is some of the most beautiful vistas around. Great for all ages

Thank Frank B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Detours day trip to ride the Verde Canyon Railroad

Took a day tour with Detours from Scottsdale which included a stop in Jerome and a visit to a neat museum in Clarkdale dedicated to copper (see separate review). The main attraction of the day was the train ride on the tracks originally laid to...More

Thank MARTINFROMXCH
TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Verde Canyon Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for riding the rails with us and for sharing this positive and very detailed review of your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Stunning scenery, leisurely trip

This is a round trip from Clarksdale to Perkinsville and back along the Verde River canyon. You cannot travel this area any other way so you get to see breathtakingly gorgeous bluffs that line the Verde river. First class service provided a nice free buffet...More

2  Thank JimH85641
TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Verde Canyon Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for riding the rails with us and thank you for sharing this great 5-star review of your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Riding the Rails

This was a fun excursion. My husband and I did the upgrade which got us in the comfy cars, With the upgrade you get food too. Chicken wings, half sandwiches, fruit, and cookies. In each car you have a bartender and a person to point...More

Thank katrina81476
TrainGall, Public Relations Manager at Verde Canyon Railroad, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for riding the rails with us and for sharing this great 5-star review. We will be sure to share your kind compliments with Jenny and Shoe. We are fortunate to have such a fantastic train crew! As you realized, every season offers a...More

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Clayton A
16 September 2018|
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Response from dlesowsky | Reviewed this property |
Best bet is Cottonwood or Jerome. Sedona is where I stayed but it is condo exchange. I had a week and wanted to spend most of my time in Sedona. Am only familiar with the Poco Diablo where I had a one bedroom unit with... More
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5 April 2018|
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We got discount tickets from Blue Green our time share.
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