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Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

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Clarkdale, United States
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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Paper ticket
iconOffered in: English

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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(888) 651-9785

Overview

Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing journey by train aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad, which glides through the beautiful wilderness of the American Southwest near Sedona. Nibble light refreshments while traveling on the Verde Canyon Railroad through Arizona’s desert. Ride in a vintage train car or open-air viewing car to get a great perspective on the region’s natural and cultural treasures. See ancient cliff dwellings built by the Native American Sinagua people, historic mining sites and more as your train cruises along a route that follows the Verde River.
  • 4-hour round-trip train ride on Verde Canyon Railroad, from Sedona
  • Soak in unobstructed views of the Arizona desert and Verde River
  • Look for Sinagua cliff dwellings, old mining sites, and native wildlife such as bald eagles or antelope
  • Ride in a vintage train car with air-conditioning or head to the open-air platform car
  • Bring the whole family on an activity that is suitable for all ages
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First class seating
Champagne toast
Appetizers
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Gratuities
DVD (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Verde Canyon Railroad

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure.

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  • "You're not allowed to travel between adjoining cars; there's a hefty fine if you do." See review

Reviews

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Relaxing Train Ride with great history
James_Wise
, May 2021
Nice, relaxing trip, good snack w/ water, good narration. Overall, all right, maybe too long. Nice way to spend the day. Narrator told us a lot about the classic GM Engines, and separately, the rail cars (refurbished from NY Central RR), and how this privately owned spur RR came to being to service the Mining Operation in Jerome & Clarkdale. Both the Narrator and the Recorded information over the loudspeaker system were excellent. Surprising amount of Gold and precious minerals taken from the ground here in early 1900’s, and a bit feat of engineering for that era. It was extracting about $85 million/month at its height around 1911!!! Still a huge pile of old Tailings left around the start of the tour in Clarksdale, quite a history that’s mostly unknown in today’s world. I would have been happier if this went all the way to Mesa Verde, but alas, the distance is too great and the turns too sharp for these cars to make it. I was impressed with the service personnel in the train cars we were on.
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Great Experience
Tim
, May 2021
Took the train ride on 04/30/21. We arrived early and had drinks. The lady checking us in was very professional. The young lady dispensing drinks outside was very friendly and informative. The boarding process was very easy. Once inside the host was great. The ride itself was very scenic. I would recommend this experience to everybody. Relaxing and enjoyable.
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The Verde Railroad Experience
Claude_W
, May 2021
Train staff quite entertaining with knowledge of the sights and area history. The snack tray was very good. We found riding the open air car more comfortable than the regular car, (less side to side motion).
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Delightful.
Joann_K
, May 2021
The scenery was breathtaking. The seating was laid out like a lounge. Very comfortable with full view from all windows. Observation deck allowed for great pictures.
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No masks
Anthony_M
, May 2021
I was really surprised that the mask policy was not enforced. Not one of the employees was wearing a mask. Thankfully the outdoor cars offer fresh air.
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Arizona History and High Desert Wilderness!
Don_W
, May 2021
The Staff were just excellent and attentive to everyone's experience. One suggestion though. Put a radiant blocking film on the windows as my eyes took a beating while studying the details of the areas.
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Good experience
LibbyVetter
, May 2021
Very pleasant experience. We had a champagne toast and snacks in an AC car, coming out to the opened car occasionally.
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Grand Canyon adventure
Marty_D
, May 2021
Tour guide was excellent in bringing us to areas with best views of canyon. Was very knowledgeable about area
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So Great, I rode it 2x in 1 week
Porter50
, May 2021
I had a great experience both times I rode this train through Verde Valley, AZ.. Each one allowed me the opportunity to enjoy the trip from inside only and outside only, due to the weather on the different days. Service on board provided by Daniel, Byron, Austin, and Joy were all 5 -Star. Highly recommend for anyone who wants to see the breathtaking views of the terrain and history of this part of NW Arizona. Lunch snack was delicious and just the right amount, and the adult beverages were not crazy expensive. Train left on time and I felt the money spent for the train was well worth the time, almost 4 hours. The drive from Sedona was only 35 minutes. 2 Thumbs up from me and my 3 guests.
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Barbara_L
, Apr 2021
Everything was wonderful from beginning to end. The snack was just enough. The drinks were plentiful and not that expensive.
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