Oktoberfest Lunch Train

Special Event Thru 10/20/19 Only

Willkommen An Bord

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad Oktoberfest 1st Class Lunch Train is Colorado’s most unique rolling restaurant paying homage to America’s favorite German Holiday, Oktoberfest! The train’s gourmet chef pairs amazing entrees with locally-brewed beer, including a special Oktoberfest Bier, while you ride through the spectacular Royal Gorge. 

For your lunch, choose from Chicken Grand Marnier, Slow Roasted Pork Shank, Colorado Wellington, Blackened Salmon, Vegetable Napoleon or the Oktoberfest special of Duck Roulade and Stuffed Quail with Spaetzle and Vegetables. Visit the open air car and enjoy stunning 360 degree views while listening the Oktoberfest accordionist. 

The price for the Oktoberfest Lunch Train in the Dining Car (Club Class) includes the 2-hour train ride on the 12:30pm departure, a 3-course gourmet meal, live entertainment, and commemorative Royal Gorge logo glass. Drinks/Alcohol and gratuities are not included.

PRICE: $99/person plus tax. (Over age 8 only) Click BOOK NOW and select the 12:30 PM departure to reserve a seat on the Oktoberfest Lunch** Train.

TIP: Want to do the Oktoberfest train as part of a Jeep & Train package? Simply book a morning half day Jeep tour, and the 12:30 PM Oktoberfest train separately. Want to visit the Royal Gorge Bridge too? Book the Royal Gorge jeep tour to receive FREE tickets to the park, which you can use after you get off the train at 2:30pm. Jeep, Train & Bridge - all in one day!


About the Train

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!” Experience not only a memorable train ride through the Colorado Rockies, but also a class of service that combines gorgeous scenery, great service, and delicious food, sourced locally and prepared fresh on board. The train runs DAILY in Coach and Vista Dome. Welcome Aboard!

Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Classes of Service

Coach (No Tables)

Relax in comfortable high-back seats with expansive, large rectangular windows that showcase the pristine views through one of Colorado’s grandest canyons. 

Club Car (Bistro Style Tables)


Enjoy comfortable table seating in a historic Club car, featuring a full-service bar, great service, outstanding views, and delicious food. It’s a fun place to hang-out with your friends and family, in a meticulously restored train car.

Vista Dome (1st Class - Expansive Windows)

The VIP Dome cars provide the best and most spectacular views of the Royal Gorge and the mighty Arkansas River. The Dome offers comfortable booth-styled seats (two sets of two, facing one another) for a relaxing trip through the canyon.

Dining Options

The train's chef offers a bistro-style menu featuring popular appetizers and other favorites like breakfast burritos, pancakes, & omelets on the 9:15 AM departure, and Basil Chicken Panini, grass-fed angus & buffalo burgers served on the 12:30 and 3:30 PM departures. All entrees are prepared on board and many are made with fresh ingredients grown or raised in Colorado. A full bar is also available to all classes of seating. Meals are ordered onboard.

Ride with the Engineer - Only 2 Seats Available!

Experience riding in the cab of the locomotive while enjoying a unique view of the Royal Gorge, in the "front office" of the train. The Royal Gorge Railroad engineer will share fascinating facts and history about the Royal Gorge route and the region. You’ll enjoy the trip, all the way to Parkdale. On the return leg to Cañon City, guests move to reserved seating in the Dome car, or may join the rest of their party aboard the train for the return trip to the Depot. NOTE: Due to the seating limitations (only 2 seats available in the cab!) reservations are ONLY taken by phone. Call 719-275-6339 for more information and to reserve.

Packages Available

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is a scenic 2-hour ride through the Royal Gorge, along the mighty Arkansas River... a trip enjoyed by people of all ages.

Want to ride the train and do something a bit more adventurous off the beaten track? Full day Jeep & Train packages are available from Colorado Jeep Tours Use the BOOK NOW button below to book a ride on the train, or a Jeep & Train package.

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