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Come experience a spectacular train ride through the Colorado Rockies in comfort and style. We combine breathtaking scenery and exceptional service with delicious food, sourced locally and prepared fresh right on board the train for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The train is running daily, and we are following all CDC and local health guidelines.

As of April 17, 2021:

Governor Polis has turned over COVID guidelines to Colorado counties, asking them to update protocols on a localized basis. The Fremont County Health Department has carefully assessed the situation and lifted social distancing guidelines. The Royal Gorge Route Railroad, gift shop, Happy Endings Caboose Cafe and Royal Gorge Mansion is aligning with county protocols. We are maintaining the mask mandate as requested by the Governor, so our staff will continue to be masked and we ask that customers wear their masks when not seated at their dining tables.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Parties will no longer be 6 feet apart. In other words, all tables will be seated normally.
  • However, we will NOT yet be seating unrelated parties together, at the same tables. In a pre-COVID world, we followed a long tradition of railroad dining, seating people from around the world together to promote community and enhance your experience.
  • When we return to our community dining approach, we will let future guests know.
  • Staff will be wearing masks and guests are asked to wear masks when not seated at their dining tables

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad offers up to four daily departures, including 9:15 am, 12:30 pm, and 3:30 pm, with 6:30 pm departures on weekends.  Click BOOK NOW to select your journey and view departure options.

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Don’t take our word for it

In 1905, President Teddy Roosevelt described our railroad as “The trip that bankrupts the English language!”.

This is a truly memorable train ride through the Colorado Rockies where we combine gorgeous scenery, exceptional service, and gourmet food, sourced locally and prepared fresh right on board the train for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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  • 4 star rating Dining on the rails We had a club car experience and it was wonderful! Our seats were on the south side of the train and it had an incredible view for the duration of... read more - EliLap24 - 6/25/2020 

    5 star rating Great time. Very fun! Inside car gets a little chilly so bring a light sweater. Friendly staff made us feel so comfortable. Train ride awesome and view was great!! Female conductor was... read more - debdanjo3 - 6/23/2020 

    5 star rating Great Experience This a must do in Colorado springs. We went to the Royal Gorge bridge prior to riding the train and it really made a difference. The river is spectacular... read more - RobertD4137 - 6/22/2020 

  • 5 star rating Fun day trip This was my first time on a passenger train and it didn’t disappoint. We sat in the Vista Dome and the views were amazing. It was nice to... read more - herowannabe - 6/20/2020 

    5 star rating Moments Make Memories Enjoying nachos and Prosecco, delivered by Acacia. She’s funny, efficient, quick, and a wealth of knowledge - Nicole G. - 6/17/2020 

    4 star rating Great views and service, food just ok Took the dome car with our family of five, all sat together, it was very comfortable, but if it’s a nice day I would’ve gone coach and spent the ride... read more - RTMamacita - 6/14/2020 

Adventure awaits

Hop aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure through the Royal Gorge and Colorado Rockies. Departing daily from the Santa Fe Depot in Canon City.

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