Verde Canyon Railroad

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Verde Canyon Railroad

Arizona's Longest-Running Nature Show!

With the Verde Canyon Railroad, you can travel far beyond the boundaries of everyday life without ever leaving Arizona! From the depot in Clarkdale to on-board the train, this classic railroad will enchant you, taking you deep into a stunning, unspoiled Arizona canyon, where you can view mining history, geological wonders, Sinagua Indian cliff dwellings and wildlife from bald eagles to antelope. When it comes to romance and relaxation, service and beauty, the casual grace of this train will win you over.

 From the moment you arrive at the depot, you will be transported to an earlier age-the age of the iron horse, when the train depot was the hub of every small town in America. Even before the train departs, you will be able to immerse yourself in the past by visiting the Boxcar Gift Store, Copper Spike Cafe, Whistle Stop @ Milepost 38 and John Bell Museum. Then you will be able to hop aboard the fully-restored vintage train that will take you through Verde Canyon!

During the four-hour excursion, you will journey through 100 years of history. With comfortable seating, thoughtful décor and friendly, knowledgeable attendants, you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the remote wilderness without sacrificing any comfort or luxury. All the cars offer open-air viewing under the shade of canopies in addition to indoor seating. During the trip, informative attendants will regale you with their knowledge of canyon history, geology and wildlife, as well as answer any of your questions. With three types of accommodations-caboose, first-class and coach-class-you can have the exact type of trip you want through the stunning landscape.

 So get outside the city and leave Scottsdale behind to explore unparalleled beauty and an earlier time. You can even take Starlight Tours on select Saturdays through September. For more information on the Verde Canyon Railroad, visit their website at and their Facebook page: If you have any questions or would like to reserve a seat, call 800-582-7245 . You can also reserve seats on line. The railroad is located at 300 N. Broadway in Clarkdale, Arizona.