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Address: 3rd Street, off Highway 50 (Royal Gorge Blvd), Canon City, CO 81212
Phone Number: +1 888-724-5748
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F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of...

F-7 streamlined locomotives follow a route along the "Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River" and feature Twilight and Dinner trains.

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Canon City Whitewater Rafting Experience with Train Ride
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We were very impressed how organized and easy the entire process was, it made for a very pleasant experience. The entire staff was friendly and the servers were super engaging... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tammy V
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Double Oak, Texas

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took our grandson on the Santa Express. The railroad does a great job with the whole Santa experience but if you are looking for a train ride into Royal Gorge you will be disappointed. The Santa Express actually travels a short distance at a slow pace. For the price there should be a great train ride included. We enjoyed... More 

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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for the review and thank you for riding with us. Our Santa Express train is all about the children, therefore we do run a little bit shorter of a ride than our regular season in order to ensure we keep the children's attention, and keep them excited and engaged, it's all about Santa and entertainment. If you... More 

Double Oak, Texas
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were very impressed how organized and easy the entire process was, it made for a very pleasant experience. The entire staff was friendly and the servers were super engaging and helpful. We had a great time and really enjoyed the views.

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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review Tammy! We are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your experience with us. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about it and we hope to have the honor of serving you again soon. More 

Thornton, Colorado
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad did a wonderful job with their Santa Express train ride. The kids loved every aspect of it and all of the service was great. Its fantastic that Santa spends a little bit of time with each kid and that they each get a small reindeer bell! The only negative was the food... it wasn't that... More 

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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the five start review. We are happy to hear how much fun you had, this is definately an exciting time of the year around here. We are disappointed to know that you weren't thrilled with your food however, what could we have done better? More 

DFW
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Royal Gorge Railroad while visiting Manitou Springs (it's about an hour drive to Canon City, where the train depot is). We booked seats in the Vista Dome car, and enjoyed lunch along the ride. We walked around thru the different cars, including the open air car. No matter where you sit, there are great views everywhere. And along... More 

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RGRR, Admin Assistant at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for coming to ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. We are very excited to hear that you had such a wonderful ride and that the view was well worth the trip. It is very hard to have a bad view in general on the Royal Gorge Route. Thank you for the five star review and don't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time on a train like this and it was quite an enjoyable experience. It was very laid back, and the staff is very friendly. Kacee Jo was our server in the club car and is very knowledgeable about the history of the railway and trip details. I would highly recommend this as a family or romantic couple's outing. (Our... More 

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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Hello Jana, Thanks for the review, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your ride, Kacee Jo is definately a fun and knowledgeable part of our team. We take a lot of pride in what we do and part of that is offering a top quality menu. Our menu is chock full of locally sourced, organic and grass fed... More 

Wampum, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This train ride is a very relaxing and exciting adventure through beautiful Royal Gorge, a geological wonder. The train is clean, air conditioned and comfortable. We had a very good lunch in the dome car while viewing the scenery. The car attendants were informative and related much information about the area as we traveled through the gorge. I highly recommended... More 

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RGRR, Admin Assistant at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Hello Kevin and thank you for coming to ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad! The views in the Vista Dome are incredible and being climate controlled always helps. We are so happy to hear that you found everything clean and comfortable, the views remarkable, and the attendants informative. We do our best to give you a first class experience that... More 

Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was great. The people were very nice and interactive. The conductor comes around and chats with the passengers.

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RGRR, Admin Assistant at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Hello Danise, and thank you for coming to visit the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. We have a wonderful staff that make it their mission to serve you to the best of their ability. How fun that you got to visit with the conductor! He is very busy keeping everyone on the train safe but if he does have some free... More 

Denver, Colorado
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kind of slow and relaxing. Saw a few people napping in the cars. Food and service was good. The views are incredible!

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RGRR, Admin Assistant at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Hello Dave and thank you for coming to ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad! We are very happy to hear that the ride was relaxing, the food and service on point, and the views indescribable! We hope to see you again, and thank you again for the review! More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been looking for the opportunity to ride in a dome car for a while now, and a long road trip provided the opportunity to do just that through the Royal Gorge. It was quite amazing to travel in a well-maintained historic vehicle through such remarkable scenery. I appreciated the opportunity to book a meal in advance. The waiting staff... More 

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RGRR, Manager at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

We are so glad we were able to fulfill your desire to ride in a dome car, our Vista Domes are a truly amazing experience. We take pride in the knowledge and skill of our staff and regret to hear that you found your service to be lacking in anyway. We appreciate your understanding and patience. Thank you so much... More 

No. VA
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134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our visit to the Canon City / Royal George area, we took the Royal Gorge Route Railroad thru Royal Gorge. It was a great trip!! We had a very nice lunch on the train, and were able to see some amazing scenery. The staff on the train were very friendly and helpful. The food was really good. We got... More 

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RGRR, Admin Assitstant at Royal Gorge Route Railroad, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit the Royal Gorge Route Railroad while you were in Canon City. We are very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful time on our train. Keep in mind our Santa Express train ride is just around the corner, and don't forget you can also follow us on Instagram or Facebook. Thank... More 

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