Verde Canyon Railroad
Verde Canyon Railroad
Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad Tours and Tickets

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The Verde Canyon Railroad winds its way along the scenic Verde River at a leisurely 12 mph (19 kph), offering passengers a unique way to experience the Arizona wilderness. The refurbished heritage railroad cars make the round-trip journey through national forest land, with stellar views out windows on both sides of the train.

  • 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, Arizona, 86324

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Allen_C, Nov 2023
Byron’s knowledge. We enjoyed that he knew so much and shared his knowledge. The train was clean and pretty.
Theresa_M, Nov 2023
Perfect Adventure
It was a perfect day! They were very accommodating to my husband with disabilities. The views were incredible, train station and gift shop clean, food was delicious, and the staff were very knowledgeable and professional!
Amy_D, Oct 2023
Fun and relaxing
It was my birthday and we did the Ales on Rails for my fun activity. The train was very clean and the scenery was amazing. Our train attendant (bar tender) was super fun too.
George_N, Nov 2023
The rock review
The view of the mountains was unbelievable. Every turn gave us a new perspective of Red Rock. The train car was clean and the service by our attends was fantastic. Went home relaxed and possessed a new knowledge base
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Q:What time of year is best for the Verde Canyon Railroad?
A:Most visitors will say the best time of year to experience the Verde Canyon Railroad is fall—the cottonwoods and sycamores add jewel-esque tones of gold and amber to the blue-sky, red-rock experience. What’s more, temperatures are finally mild after summer’s heat, plus the railroad runs fun “Ales on Rails” and fall color tours.
Q:What do you wear on the Verde Canyon Railroad?
A:What you wear on the Verde Canyon Railroad depends on the season you visit—and how much you plan to hang out in the open-air viewing car. The cars are climate-controlled and perfectly comfortable, but if you want outside viewing, wear clothing appropriate for the season. Some folks like to dress up for the experience, but it’s not required.
Q:Do you need to book the Verde Canyon Railroad in advance?
A:Yes, you need to book Verde Canyon Railroad tickets in advance. Many trains sell out, a near guarantee on weekends, and you don’t want to risk showing up and being turned away. Book your tickets at least one month in advance to ensure room for you and your group.
Q:What do you see on the Verde Canyon Railroad?
A:The train runs roughly 20 miles to the ghost town of Perkinsville. Along the way, you’ll experience Arizona’s “longest-running nature show,” full of high red-rock buttes, verdant ravines, high-desert flora, panoramic river views, and fantastic wildlife like bald eagles. It’s a great way to see this area’s natural beauty before the arrival of settlers.
Q:Can you take food onboard the Verde Canyon Railroad?
A:No, you cannot take food onboard the Verde Canyon Railroad. The experience includes complimentary Southwest-inspired appetizers (fruits, cheeses, proteins, and dessert), plus an offered Champagne toast and bottled water. If you’re still hungry, additional, more robust food options are available at the Copper Spike Cafe in the train depot.
Q:Is the Verde Canyon Railroad accessible?
A:Yes, the Verde Canyon Railroad is accessible, at least for wheelchairs. The railroad has wheelchair-accessible train cars (your wheelchair must be no wider than 24.5 inches), plus they can provide a manual wheelchair if needed. Most motorized chairs and scooters cannot be accommodated, as they exceed width and weight limits.