Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
 
Detail Rail Tour
Detail See native wildlife in their natural environment
Detail Family friendly
Detail Led by a local guide
Detail Duration: 4 hours
View Schedule View Schedule
Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure
Upcoming Schedule:
Apr
19
Fri
12:40 PM
Apr
20
Sat
12:40 PM
Apr
21
Sun
12:40 PM
Apr
22
Mon
12:40 PM
Apr
23
Tue
12:40 PM
Apr
24
Wed
12:40 PM
Apr
25
Thu
12:40 PM
Apr
27
Sat
12:40 PM
Apr
29
Mon
12:40 PM
Apr
30
Tue
12:40 PM
May
1
Wed
12:40 PM
May
2
Thu
12:40 PM
May
4
Sat
12:40 PM
May
5
Sun
12:40 PM
May
7
Tue
12:40 PM
May
8
Wed
12:40 PM
May
9
Thu
12:40 PM
May
11
Sat
12:40 PM
May
13
Mon
12:40 PM
May
14
Tue
12:40 PM
May
15
Wed
12:40 PM
May
16
Thu
12:40 PM
May
17
Fri
12:40 PM
May
18
Sat
12:40 PM
May
19
Sun
12:40 PM
May
21
Tue
12:40 PM
May
22
Wed
12:40 PM
May
23
Thu
12:40 PM
May
24
Fri
12:40 PM
May
25
Sat
12:40 PM
View Complete Schedule
  Search:
Schedule By Date:
Arrival Date:
 
Length of Visit:
Description
Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure Photos (2)

The Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure begins at the depot in Clarkdale travel to the ghosttown of Perkinsville in Northern Arizona Verde Valley. The roundtrip takes 4 hours into an unforgettable wilderness and adventure that is great for the whole family.

Walkthough with a Bit of History:

The trip begins at the old Clarkdale Depot where a few old steam engines and the history are parked. Until the train engineer yells 'All Aboard' its time to get onto one of the old train cars that is history all of its own. The train blows the whistle and makes its way to the ghosttown of Perkinsville. The engineer and the staff points out historical formations of the pinnacle red rock that tower the sides of the track, nestled in the rock cliff dwellings of people of long ago inhabited the area. Cross the Verde River and you'll see some wildlife that lives there. The engineer narrates through the whole tour. So relax and listen to railroad tunes of the past.

Highlights:

Travel back in time through a 680 foot manmade tunnel carved through the rock over a century or so ago. Once in Perkinsville see the old farm still owned by the original family. Enjoy the first-class car where tables and relaxing seating is available have a snack or if you're of age try a Prickly Pear Margaritta at the bar (also nonalcoholic)

You'll have an adventure on the Verde Canyon Railroad will open all your senses of being outdoors. Take photos from the open-air car. Reservations on weekends begin in spring. Just in time to have a photo taken with the Easter Bunny.

Make your way to the Verde Canyon Railroad Train Depot in Clarkdale, Arizona, not far from Sedona, to begin your Verde Canyon Railroad adventure.

This rail adventure offers a wilderness train ride through the remote Verde Canyon which is known for its picturesque setting and abundant wildlife. Though it's possible to hike in the canyon, by far the easiest way to experience it is by riding this scenic wilderness train.

The train is made up of exquisitely-renovated passenger coaches and open-air viewing cars pulled by vintage locomotives and travels a route along the Verde River between Clarkdale and Perkinsville. After embarking from the Clarkdale depot, sit back for a 4-hour, 40-mile round trip that includes views of historic mining sites, geological wonders, Sinagua Indian cliff dwellings and wildlife from bald eagles to antelope.

You will remain spellbound as your vintage carriages cross an expansive railway bridge embedded in basalt cliffs, glide through a covered bridge opening the gateway to Perkinsville, or experience daylight retreating in the 680-foot manmade tunnel, all odes to that same bygone era. Two FP7 locomotives, only two of 10 remaining in North America, are the muscle that powers the newly-renovated passenger cars.

Indoor cars are climate-controlled with restrooms and the train meets ADA requirements. Your first class cabins feature panoramic windows in a living room-style atmosphere of comfortable love seats or bistro-style chair-and-table seating near panoramic windows. Enjoy a champagne toast upon boarding, a variety of complimentary appetizers reflecting the southwest region and full-service cash bars featuring premium liquors and beverage service at your seat. With comfortable seating indoors and access to high-backed benches on the adjoining open-air cars, it is like getting two seats for the price of one.

Pickup & Return:
Verde Canyon Railroad Train Depot in Clarkdale, Arizona.
Returns to original departure point.
Departure Times: 1pm; boarding is at 12:40pm.

Exceptions: 9am to 2:30pm. If booking one of these dates, please advise of your preferred time in the Special Requirements field.


Includes:

  • First class seating
  • Champagne toast
  • Appetizers


Does not include:

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • DVD (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off


Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required

Checkout
Cart
Contact Customer Service at
800-987-9852
Secure Online Payment Options
credit card logos