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Clarkdale, United States
Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure

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icon3 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

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Overview

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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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.
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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
See all safety measures taken by Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure.

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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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star-2
Sedona
Luis_O
, Jun 2022
Don't like the way the man was explained about Mexico and USA took over the land really Unprofessional..
star-5
Great trip
Fredrick_O
, Jun 2022
This was such a nice trip. My family loved being on the train and seeing the different sites. The food was delicious and our hostess was wonderful thank you Candace.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for joining us. We will make sure Candace knows you enjoyed your time with her.
star-5
Fun trip!
Jan_K
, Jun 2022
My husband and I went for our 30th anniversary, it was very informative and fun we enjoyed the entire trip. (If you don’t like heat make sure you go in the cooler months.) the cars are air conditioned and there was some cloud cover here and there so that helped. Everyone was very helpful and nice.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for choosing to celebrate with us.
star-5
The story of Mr Clark
Maria_T
, Jun 2022
The narrations From guide E.C. about the history! He delivered a story with great enthusiasm and wit!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for sharing this. We will make sure E.C. knows you enjoyed your time with him.
star-4
Great ride
Richard_O
, Jun 2022
Tracy was an excellent host, she made the trip great! The snack box was real good and the smoothies excellent!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Richard.
star-5
Took the adventure for as...
Lisa_J
, Jun 2022
Took the adventure for as a birthday present to my love. He had such a great time. Our 21 and 22 year old sons loved it and my Mother in law took her 3rd train trip with us and she said she’d go again!!!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for sharing this Lisa. We love it when the entire family comes together on our train.
star-3
No thank you
Linnea_A
, Jun 2022
The turtle rock was interesting as were the howlo g coyotes. Thank you. No more to say... Thank you.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you for spending the afternoon with us. We do understand that our trip may not be for everyone. We certainly hope the rest of your visit in the Verde Valley was a pleasant one.
star-3
A little too long
Denise_G
, Jun 2022
The first 2 hours were great. The last 1-1/2 were a little boring. Would have loved more stories/history
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Denise, for joining us. Were you offered one of our Rail Magazines, full of the history and stories about how this line came to be?
star-2
Waste of time
Marti_V
, Jun 2022
Very disappointed that the PA was not working and no narrative. I made a day trip to explore and learn. It felt like a rolling bar with over priced drinks. The only reprieve was the knowledgable attendants and the gift of a $2 book.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
We are so sorry that the narration wasn't working on your trip. It sounds like our staff certainly stepped up to do their best in that situation.
star-5
Train trip 2022
Kelly_G
, Jun 2022
The tour guides knowledge of the local history really made the experience memorable. The outdoor car was a great option for picture taking
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Kelly, we appreciate the compliment. Being out in the open-air viewing cars certainly does allow for the best photography.
star-5
Verde Canyon
Jeanenne_W
, Jun 2022
Awesome experience, people there really care about your experience. They had a light lunch made for each individual waiting for you at your table. Brief local history and geology were mentioned as we passed through different areas. The outside viewing cars were awesome.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much for joining us. We are glad the experience was a good one for you.
star-5
Verde Railroad Getaway
Janice_H
, Jun 2022
Great AZ history narration of the railroad by guide Great service Good food and drink Clean and friendly
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much Janice.
star-5
Great experience
Paul_W
, Jun 2022
Everything went on time. Would definitely recommend. Will tell family and friends about our experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Paul.
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star-5
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JohnD_J
, Jun 2022
Really nice experience. Incredible views. Comfortable seating inside the cars and plenty of room to walk outside in order to enjoy the outdoor rail cars. Snacks were fine. Beverage selection really good. Overall A+
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
An A+ - WOW! Thank you. Come back anytime.
star-5
Nice & relaxing. Worth the time.
Julie_G
, Jun 2022
Sandie at the gift shop counter was so kind and helpful! We were looking for a place to grab lunch before our tour and she recommended a cute restaurant in Clarkdale. When we came back after lunch and we're waiting for our tour, we got to chatting about the tour. Her love for it was evident and got our group excited for our tour!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you Julie. We will make sure Sandie knows you enjoyed your interaction.
star-5
Loved the guide - very...
Glenn_C
, Jun 2022
Loved the guide - very informative! The scenery was amazing. The train car was spotless. We will recommend to others!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you so much Glenn. Our staff are wonderful. We appreciate you pointing that out.
star-5
Comfotable and fun train ride
John_H
, Jun 2022
Very comfortable and relaxing ride. Ended up being 3:40 long. Good music and excellent service although it was very difficult to hear our cabin attendant making observations at the other end of the cabin with the music going. Beautiful trip and lots of fun.
star-2
Boring Trade Rude! Save Your Money!
Linda_K
, Jun 2022
Very disappointed with our current experience on the Verde Train. In October 2021 we took this train ride and what made it special was a train employee (man wearing a cowboy hat looked to be 50?) who stood in the open train car and told stories of the train and surrounding towns. He fielded questions and made it a unique experience. When we got home we told all our friends to take this train ride. However, our experience on 6/14/22 was a total different experience on the Sycamore car. The ladies assigned to the open car had no stories at all. All they said was look at the birds, or look at the bridge, etc. it was amazingly boring and on a scale of 1-10 with 10 being great I would give it a 2. I would not recommend this at all and will update my friends at home.
star-5
Mark’s stories about...
Jason_D
, Jun 2022
Mark’s stories about William Clark, Jerome and the Perkins family were so fun to learn and were great
star-4
The best of America
John_O
, Jun 2022
Relaxing in comfortable chairs drinking wine and snacking was very nice. The young lady who care of us ,Kara, was pleasant and very knowledgeable.

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