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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
From 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 (129)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Very scenic lovely trip

The train is old but well maintained. We were in first class and the couch/seats were very comfy! Susanne???(i think her name was) seated us, served us and made our drinks! She was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The ride was beautiful, it's too bad that...More

1  Thank colbloc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Great Adventure. Pleasant and relaxing.

I showed up at 11:30 am for the 1pm trip and everything was open and I was able to pick up my tickets. First Class is definitely the way to go. ABout 12;30, people started lining up in front of the train car they were...More

1  Thank pjkoala
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Last train to Perkinsville

Riding the Verde Canyon Railway is a relaxing way to see the beauty that is the Verde Canyon while enjoying a libation. We traveled with a couple from Belgium and while they were used to riding on trains, the amazing views and glorious weather kept...More

Thank GVPD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Not the City of New Orleans, but a very pleasant afternoon train ride

My wife and I have taken a number of vacation train rides and this was the best. The accommodations and our bar keeper were both excellent. We elected to go "first class" and it was worth the difference. A champagne toast to start the trip,...More

Thank 1313canfield
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
It was just a train ride. I prefer walking the trails in Sedona for the spectacular views.

The ride did take us through some beautiful areas but....it was just a train ride. In my opinion, it didn't live up to all the hype I read about on the web and other information I read. I discovered that I prefer walking the trails...More

Thank Gary B
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Clayton A
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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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We got discount tickets from Blue Green our time share.
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