CAÑON CITY, Colorado—Share the beauty of the mountain west with your children with a tour of the “Grand Canyon of the Arkansas” – by rail. The Royal Gorge, a 12 mile canyon up to 1000 feet deep, is just 115 miles from Denver and the view from the bottom is just as spectacular as the view from above.
Book a trip on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and enjoy a two hour scenic and historic train ride on the former Denver & Rio Grande Western train line. Select from three choices of class and a variety of special offerings. Take in the spectacular views of scenery and wildlife from any car, travel in style on a classic glass-topped 1950s Vista Dome cars with unobstructed views from the upper level, even enjoy a gourmet lunch featuring a three-course meal on the lunchtime departure. Or for a special treat, reserve a spot to ride with one of the engineers and learn how these magnificent machines operate.
(Riders must be 13 years of age or older, two people maximum). Trains depart daily from May 24 – October 12, and weekend-only departures are available in the spring (February 2 – May 18) and winter (October 12 – December 31). Coach class tickets are $32.95 for adults, $21.50 for children (3-12), and range up to $155 based on class of service and specialty departures.