Verde Canyon Railroad


With welcoming accommodations, passengers forgo no comforts as they soak up the scenery streaming past during this 4-hour journey. Living-room style seating on ten first class train cars and one Luxury-Class Caboose make this train ride a lavish way to see a rugged and untouched part of Arizona. With complimentary open-air gondolas interspersed throughout the train’s quarter-mile length passengers enjoy two seats for the price of one. Individually packaged appetizers and a complimentary champagne, or sparkling cider toast, are served upon boarding. Full cash bar service is available in any class. The train has been an integral part of life in the neighborhood for nearly 120 years, the locomotive horn a beloved tune heard throughout the valley, and the railroad business a keystone of the local economy; first, for the copper mining from Jerome and the smelter operations in Clarkdale in the first half of the 20th Century, and later as the “Verde Mix” for the medley of livestock, freight and passenger travel it carried. In 1990, “Arizona’s Longest-Running Nature Show” was reborn as the scenic Verde Canyon Railroad excursion train. Having recently celebrated “Thirty Along the Verde”, this Arizona treasure has carried over 2.5 million passengers through a beautiful wilderness accessible only by rail.

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earn more about what makes riding the Verde Canyon Railroad so memorable and why any trip to the Sedona area deserves a stop off at the Verde Canyon Railroad in Clarkdale.


300 N. Broadway
Clarkdale, Arizona 86324

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The train departs most days at 1:00 p.m. but does offer 5:30 departs on select Saturday nights, May through September.

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