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Clarkdale, United States
Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

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Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing journey by train aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad, which glides through the beautiful wilderness of the American Southwest near Sedona. Nibble light refreshments while traveling on the Verde Canyon Railroad through Arizona’s desert. Ride in a vintage train car or open-air viewing car to get a great perspective on the region’s natural and cultural treasures. See ancient cliff dwellings built by the Native American Sinagua people, historic mining sites and more as your train cruises along a route that follows the Verde River.
  • 4-hour round-trip train ride on Verde Canyon Railroad, from Sedona
  • Soak in unobstructed views of the Arizona desert and Verde River
  • Look for Sinagua cliff dwellings, old mining sites, and native wildlife such as bald eagles or antelope
  • Ride in a vintage train car with air-conditioning or head to the open-air platform car
  • Bring the whole family on an activity that is suitable for all ages
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Champagne toast
Restroom on board
Bottled water
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Verde Canyon Railroad , 300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA

Departure Point: Verde Canyon Railroad Train Depot in Clarkdale, Arizona Address: 300 North Broadway Clarkdale, Arizona 86324 Directions: From Phoenix: Allow 2 hours for the drive • Take I-17 north to exit 287 (Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale). Turn left (west) over the freeway on Hwy 260. • Stay on Hwy 260 for approximately 14 miles to the fifth traffic light. Turn left at light. This is Main Street (historic 89A). • Drive through Old Town Cottonwood, past the turnoff for Tuzigoot National Monument until you see a sign on the corner that says “Verde Canyon Railroad.” • Bear right onto Broadway, cross the one-lane bridge and park in the designated parking across the street from the depot. From Sedona: Allow 40 minutes for the drive. • Go southwest toward Cottonwood on Hwy 89A to Cornville Road/Mingus Avenue. • Turn right on Mingus Avenue and proceed west 1.8 miles to North Main Street (Historic 89A). • Turn right and continue on Main Street through Old Town Cottonwood, past the turnoff for Tuzigoot National Monument until you see a sign on the corner that says “Verde Canyon Railroad.” • Bear right onto Broadway, cross the one-lane bridge and park in the designated parking across the street from the depot.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please Note: Special dietary options are unable to be accommodated
  • Infant age is 0-1 year. Any guest aged 1 and over will be charged an adult rate. Guests cannot board the train without a paid ticket
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Verde Canyon Railroad
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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  • "You're not allowed to travel between adjoining cars; there's a hefty fine if you do." See review


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Everyone should take this trip...
, May 2022
The staff was great and knowledgeable. The open car and of course scenery was beautiful !!! Our bar tender is funny and loves her job as they all do. I can't wait to return.
Verde Canyon Train Trip
, May 2022
Very well nariated with the history of our trip. Employees were very pleasant & made the trip enjoyable. Lunch was very good
EC and Candace were...
, May 2022
EC and Candace were wonderful! Very knowledgeable and helpful. We enjoyed the ride, snacks, beverages, and hearing about all the history. The train car was spacious and comfortable. There were 3 of us so we ended up being split up, that was our only complaint.
Amazing railroad journey
, May 2022
This was an amazing trip. The historic rail cars have been beautifully restored. We were surprised to receive a delicious substantial snack and a small glass of champagne. We spent most of the journey in the open air car where our guide, EC, pointed out lots of interesting rock formations and not to be missed sights. We also learned about the history of the railway. Excellent trip!
Enjoyable experience.
, May 2022
Enjoyable experience, beautiful scenery, docent and bartender in Tuscon coach were friendly and knowledgeable. Coach kept very comfortably cool.
Like most things, the...
, May 2022
Like most things, the marketing sounds better than the actual experience. The “champagne” part of the trip was about 2 tablespoons. And the tour guide on our car didn’t mention that there would be an audio tape about the sights we were seeing. Unfortunately, we could hear none of it inside the car because of people talking, including the tour guide! My husband moved to the open car where he heard a great presentation. The seats were very comfortable, the tour guide very enthusiastic, and the snacks were delicious.
Scenery tour
, May 2022
Beautiful scenery; temperature too warm. Would have liked to change seats to the other side in returning to see different scenery. Bloody Mary was to hot to drink. I wasn’t offered something different no charge
Train trip is fun
, May 2022
We enjoyed the train tour very much! The crew were all very excited and informative, made it a lot of fun. The on-board snacks and bar service were excellent!
Training through the desert
, May 2022
We had a fun time on the train ride. Loved the scenery and the commentary. The open air car was definitely a must do to appreciate the experience.
Fabulous Verde Canyon train ride
, May 2022
Loved the Verde Canyon train ride. Very well organized and informative. Bruce the host of our passenger car was the BEST!!! He was extremely friendly, outgoing and went above and beyond to assist us!!! Fabulous overall experience!

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