Royal Gorge Railroad

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!” Come experience not just a memorable train ride through the Colorado Rockies, but also enjoy classes of service where we combine gorgeous scenery, great service, with delicious food, sourced locally and prepared fresh right on board the train for lunch. The train is running DAILY in Coach and Vista Dome. Welcome Aboard!



Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad

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Classes of Service

Coach Class


Relax into comfortably cushioned high-back seats with expansive windows that showcase the pristine views throughout one of Colorado’s grandest canyons.Fresh, delicious, locally sourced ingredients combine to make our 403 menu (named after our 1950’s locomotive) a favorite for breakfast and lunch aboard Coach and Vista Dome.


The chef’s bistro-style menu features popular appetizers and other favorites like breakfast burritos, pancakes, & omelets on our 9:15 AM departure, and Basil Chicken Panini, grass-fed angus & buffalo burgers served on our 12:30 departure. All entrees are prepared on board and most are made with fresh ingredients grown or raised right here in Colorado!


Vista Dome Class


The VIP Vista Dome cars offer the most spectacular views of the breathtaking Royal Gorge and the mighty Arkansas River. Vista Dome offers comfortable booth-styled seats for a relaxing trip through this meandering canyon.


Fresh, delicious, locally-sourced ingredients combine to make the 403 menu (named after a 1950’s locomotive) a favorite for breakfast or lunch in Coach or Vista Dome. The chef's bistro-style menu features popular appetizers and other favorites like breakfast burritos, pancakes, & omelets on the 9:15 AM departure, and Basil Chicken Panini, grass-fed angus and buffalo burgers on the 12:30 train.


Ride with the Engineer


Experience riding in the cab of one of the locomotive while enjoying a truly unique view of the Royal Gorge, up in the "front office" of the train. The Royal Gorge Route 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 back to Canon City, guests move to reserved seating in the Vista Dome, or may join the rest of their party aboard the train for the return trip to the Santa Fe 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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