Arizona August 15, 2019
This Open Air Train Ride In Arizona Is A Scenic Adventure For The Whole Family
Train rides are inherently magical, but they’re even more so when you can take in the scenery with no windows obscuring the view. Verde Canyon Railroad offers open-air train cars that showcase the rugged canyon wilderness in all its unadulterated glory. This is an experience you’ll want to bring the whole family on.
A vintage locomotive whisks riders away on a four-hour, 20-mile excursion through the wilderness.
You'll stand in an open-air viewing car and marvel at Verde Canyon’s towering red rocks and panoramic vistas, which are only accessible via rail.
Equipped with shaded canopies, the open-air viewing cars guarantee maximum comfort for all passengers.
Knowledgeable attendants will be there during your entire journey to answer any questions about the canyon's history, geology, and the abundant flora and fauna visible along the way.
Get your cameras ready! Wildlife abounds along the route, with majestic Bald Eagles soaring high above the desert landscape.
Plus, memories only last so long when you're whizzing through the Arizona countryside.
Themed rides are held throughout the year for holidays and other special occasions. Twice a month on Saturdays, visitors get the incredible opportunity to see owls, raptors, and even a rescued bald eagle both at the depot and on-board.
for trip dates and to reserve a spot.
Several different seating options are available, all with access to the open-air cars.
First-class offers living room-style seating, a champagne toast upon boarding, cash-bar with premium liquor selection, service at your seat, and complimentary appetizers. Coach provides a simpler experience, with traditional Pullman-style seats and snack bars serving a variety of refreshments.
Being so close to the sights and sounds of the high desert is an adventure you won't soon forget. It's a truly immersive excursion that showcases everything we love about Arizona.
Address: 300 North Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Visit the railroad’s
website or Facebook page to learn more.
Have you ever experienced the open-air cars on Verde Canyon Railroad? If so, tell us all about the magic! Check out our previous article for more epic Arizona train rides:
9 Epic Train Rides In Arizona For That Wonderful Scenic Experience You Need.