Verde Canyon Railroad Train Ride, Clarkdale, AZ

300 N BroadwayClarkdale, AZ 86324
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Untouched, unspoiled, and only accessible by rail, the Verde Canyon Railroad journey is truly a one of a kind experience! Come and enjoy a leisurely trip with a newly renovated vintage train through the beautiful landscapes, and listen to the expert narration of the attendants as they tell you more about the canyon’s geology, wildlife, and 110 years of history.

up to 6 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Clarkdale Travel Experts
  • The excursion lasts approximately 4 hours and journeys 20 miles through 110 years of history (40 miles round trip)..
  • The tour offers climate-controlled passenger cars, outdoor viewing cars, food & alcohol service, and views of places inaccessible without the train.
  • Passengers remain on board the train for the duration of the tour.
  • Verde Canyon Railroad train rides are family friendly and fun for all ages.
  • The Ales on Rails tour is for adults only, age 21+.
  • Wheelchair accessible train cars are available with advance request, but note that motorized chairs and scooters are prohibited due to width and weight limits.
  • Outside food and beverages are not allowed on board.


from Verde Canyon Railroad Train Ride
Take a Southwestern adventure aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad. This four-hour scenic ride takes passengers through the Arizona backcountry, only accessible from the comfort of this train. This legendary “boutique” attraction offers an uncommon view of a wildly wonderful red-rock canyon.

This is the only excursion train in the Southwest where every guest enjoys two seats for the price of one: inside viewing through large panoramic windows and 360-degree views from adjacent open-air viewing cars. Lunch is available at Copper Spike Café, shopping at Boxcar Gift Shop, John Bell Train Museum, and educational Storyboards throughout the property.

Spacious living room-style seating near panoramic windows highlights this scenic excursion. Individually-packaged, freshly-made snacks of meats, cheeses, fruits and our popular brownie bites are served at your seats. Full bar service is available in every car. Bottled water is provided at boarding. All seating cars connect to open-air viewing platforms. "Private" seating is not guaranteed as our seating is configured in even number of two or four. Facing couches accommodate four people while two chairs and a table accommodate pairs. In order to oblige the high volume of reservation requests, there will be times when non-associated parties will be seated across from another party.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Verde Canyon Railroad Train Ride

Where is the Verde Canyon Railroad located?

The Verde Canyon Railroad is located just outside of Sedona, Arizona at 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324. This heritage railroad runs between Clarkdale and Perkinsville.

How long is the Verde Canyon Railroad ride?

The train ride lasts for approximately 4 hours and is 40 miles round trip.

What can I bring onboard?

Passengers are limited to one bag, purse or backpack no larger than a standard backpack size of 22x14x9 inches. Please note that passengers cannot bring outside food or beverages onboard. Anything purchased at Verde Canyon Railroad cafe is allowed.

What should I wear?

Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather.

Is the Verde Canyon Railroad wheelchair accessible?

Verde Canyon Railroad has manual wheelchair availability. However, the Caboose is not wheelchair accessible due to its historic nature. Motorized scooters and/or scooters are prohibited due to width and weight limits of the platform lifts. The maximum weight for the lift platform is 400lbs. Manual wheelchairs should be no wider than 24.5 inches. The railroad can provide a manual wheelchair at no charge if needed, based upon availability. These wheelchairs have a weight limit of 250lbs. Whether using your own wheelchair or requesting the use of one, please mention there is a wheelchair in the special needs section when booking your reservation so the party may be seated in an accessible car.

Are there bathrooms?

Yes, each car is equipped with a restroom.

Can I bring my camera?

Yes, there will be plenty of great photo opportunities! Commercial photography and drones are not allowed without prior authorization.

Can I take my own food and beverage onboard?

No outside food or beverages are permitted. If you have dietary restrictions, please inquire about alternate considerations.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets are not allowed on this tour.

Do we get off the train?

Passengers will remain on the train throughout the journey.