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Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Royal Gorge Route Railroad

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad traverses the narrows of the Royal Gorge deep within the granite cliffs that soar more than 1,000 feet above the tracks. Inheriting a storied history that dates back to 1879, this is Colorado's oldest and most famous streamliner.

What is the Royal Gorge Route Railroad?

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad runs from March through December and is the best way to experience stunning scenery and history of the region - all while enjoying a 24-mile round-trip journey in comfort and style.

Royal Gorge Route Railroad History

Classes of service hark back to a time when travel was an elegant and leisurely affair, which has earned the Royal Gorge Route its reputation as the premier railroad in the country and inclusion in Trains magazine's recent list of America's Top Trains.

Royal Gorge Route Railroad Today

This is Colorado's first and only full-service railroad dining experience. The Royal Gorge Route Railroad features beautifully restored mid-century coach, dining, bar and lounge, and dome cars with luxurious seating. Take in the panoramic views from your seat or the open-air car. Full bar and extensive, well-curated wine list always available. Top excursions include Vista Dome, Dinner, Murder Mystery Dinners and holiday family events like Mother's Day Brunch, Oktoberfest and Santa Express Train.

Group Information: Special rates for groups or 20 or more are available. Contact the Sales Manager, Lynda Larsen at 719-276-4004 or

Located 45 minutes southwest of Colorado Springs and 2 hours southwest of Denver.

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad depot is accessible with accessible bathrooms as well. However, the train is from the 1950s and with it begin as historically correct as possible, it has limited accessibility. The railroad can accommodate lifts for those experiencing mobility challenges and in wheelchairs onto the train for the Club and Coach class of service. The Vista Dome is not available for wheelchairs and not suggested for those experiencing mobility challenges. Wheelchairs need to measure at 24 inches at the widest area to go through the doorways on the train. If the team is notified of hearing impairments before the trip, they can print off a booklet for historical information. There are handicapped parking spots and ramps around the depot. Visitors can call 719-276-4000 with any questions.

  • Reservations Recommended
  • American Express
  • Business Check
  • Cash
  • Dinner & Entertainment
  • Discover
  • Gift Shop
  • Group Discount
  • Group Friendly
  • MasterCard
  • VISA
  • Phone: 719-276-4000
  • Fax: 719-275-2645
  • 330 Royal Gorge Blvd Unit B
  • Canon City, CO  81212
330 Royal Gorge Blvd Unit B
Canon City, CO 81212

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