The Scenic Train Ride In Arizona That Runs Year-Round

Train rides are an ideal way to enjoy natural scenery regardless of the season. The Verde Canyon Railroad offers a year-round train ride in Arizona that takes you through brilliant autumn foliage, snowcapped mountains, vibrant springtime blooms, and star-filled summer night skies. It really showcases all the natural beauty our state has to offer! Whether you’re a fan of train travel or enjoying Arizona’s most stunning landscape, you’ll agree that a ride on this scenic Arizona railroad is a bucket-list-worthy experience. Curious to learn more? All aboard!

Curious to see the railroad in action? Take a sneak peek when you watch the brief video below, courtesy of ThunderMesaStudio on YouTube:

Visit the railroad’s website or Facebook page to learn more and/or purchase tickets.

Have you ever taken a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad? If so, what time of year was it? Did you embark on one of the themed excursions? We’d love to hear all about your experience – tell us in the comments! To learn more about open-air viewing platforms, check out our previous article about Verde Canyon.

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Address: Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA
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January 11, 2023

What are some fun day trips to take in Arizona?

Arizona is a day trip enthusiast's paradise. From historic sites to breathtaking natural wonders, there's simply no shortage of fun things to do in Arizona. Below is a list of fun day trips to take in Arizona:

  • Antelope Canyon
  • Paradise Forks
  • Rune Wines in Sonoita
  • Grand Canyon
  • The town of Ajo
  • Tovrea Castle
  • The Wave at Vermilion Cliffs National Monument
  • Tombstone
  • The Petrified Forest
  • Tucson


As you can see from the list above, Arizona is a treasure trove of natural wonders.

What are some other train trips I can take in Arizona?

Experiencing Arizona by rail is a remarkable adventure. You can sit back and enjoy the scenery while the landscape whirls past you. Below are some of the most popular train trips you can experience Arizona:

  • Verde Canyon Railroad (Clarkdale)
  • Grand Canyon Railway (Williams)
  • Maricopa Live Steamers Railroad Club (Glendale)
  • Daisy Mountain Railroad (Anthem)
  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park (Scottsdale)
  • Old Tucson Studios (Tucson)
  • Goldfield Ghost Town (Goldfield)
  • Rawhide Western Town and Event Center (Chandler)
  • Desert Breeze Railroad (Chandler)


What are some fun things to do with kids in Arizona?

If you're planning to travel through Arizona with the family, you'll be delighted to hear that there are loads of family-friendly attractions in the Grand Canyon State. In fact, we've put together an entire road trip of family-friendly places in Arizona that are sure to entertain all ages! Some of the places you'll visit along the way include:

  • Soda Jerk Co. Milkshake Bar (Phoenix)
  • Pangaea Land of the Dinosaurs (Scottsdale)
  • McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park (Scottsdale)
  • SEA LIFE Aquarium (Tempe)
  • Organ Stop Pizza (Mesa)