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“Train ride through Royal Gorge.”

Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Ranked #13 of 18 Tours in Canon City
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Rail Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Experience America’s most spectacular rail journey aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt described it best as “the trip that bankrupts the English language!” This memorable train ride through the Colorado Rockies features gorgeous scenery, great service and delicious food, sourced locally and prepared fresh right on board the train for breakfast, lunch, afternoon and dinner excursions. The train is running at 9:30, 12:30, and 3:30 daily in Coach, Club, First Class Lunch and Vista Dome. First Class Dinner and Murder Mystery dinner trains run on weekends. Wine Dinners run in August and October, and Oktoberfest runs September through October. Welcome Aboard!
Reviewed 28 June 2018

Gorgeous views. Peaceful ride. Excellent service. Only a few complaints -- loading train was a bit slow, and we were in the blazing sun waiting to board. Also we sat upstairs in the dome car, which was rather warm. Finally, it was hard to hear the tour guides on the speaker system - not great quality and/or great sound. But still a great trip to take. Person behind us was celebrating a birthday, and got a special little treat!

Thank Allison S
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Yes, the wonder of it all...look up and see a heavenly sky, look down and watch the river flow by....that is your reward for spending time on the Royal Gorge Train. It is a quiet time to ponder the beauty of Colorado. It is also an opportunity lto learn from the guides- the beginnings of this amazing tourist attraction. Listen well to the dialogues. The best view is from the open car. I believe it is an excellent history lesson. Pay attention to the guide teachers. They are superb and no exams just smiles.

2  Thank LorryWy
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Reviewed 27 June 2018

Awesome trip! Better than I expected! The food and service was fantastic and of course it came with amazing views of the Arkansas River, the canyon of Royal Gorge Bridge above! I would highly recommend this trip. It is great for families also.

Thank DaveNa05
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

We opted for the dome car and that was a great choice. The train goes forward and backwards along the rive and we were fortunate to have the river side both coming and going. We ordered the breakfast and it was good. Train stops below the Royal gorge bridge so you can experience the distance from the bridge to the canyon floor.

We saw a lot of rafters enjoying their trip on the river.

We each received a logo mug to take home as a remembrance of our ride.

We could easily take pictures from our seat or from their open air car.

Thank Clifford L
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing scenery and ride. We didn't eat, although the food looked awesome. The drinks were great. All of the staff were courteous and professional, very caring of our needs.

Thank 774gerryn
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