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Colorado’s most breathtaking rolling restaurant

Come experience a spectacular train ride through the Colorado Rockies in comfort and style. The Royal Gorge train combines 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 offers up to four departures daily!

Gracious Dining

On behalf of our incredibly hardworking servers, cooks, bartenders, retail team and managers here at the Royal Gorge Route, and in every single restaurant and hospitality experience across the globe, we ask for your understanding and an extra dose of kindness.

The pandemic was hard on everyone. From labor shortages to food deliveries to materials availability, every restaurant everywhere was, is, or will be effected.

Rest assured, we are working behind the scenes with our partners to continuously up our game and deliver the kind of fantastic experience we can all be proud of.

But right now, we’re in the midst of a seismic shift.

So, please offer an extra smile whenever you dine with us or anywhere else. We can say with 100 percent confidence, every single human working for us really does care deeply about you and your experience.

They also care deeply about supporting their families, so for them, your kindness is everything.

  • If your food takes longer, please enjoy the extra time with your friends and family.
  • If our kitchen is out of something, please consider it an opportunity to expand your palate just a bit with something new.
  • If we’ve in any way failed to meet your expectations, please talk to us. We promise you we are doing our very best every single day to help you create beautiful memories aboard our train.

We’ve all worked really hard to survive the pandemic, and we hope you’ll continue supporting restaurants and travel experiences across the globe even while we all adjust to the new normal.

Most sincerely,


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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