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Our Food Philosophy

Dining aboard the Royal Gorge Route, a rolling restaurant experience

Exceptional cuisine

Your experience aboard the Royal Gorge Route will always include exceptional service, breathtaking scenery, and fantastic, scratch-made dining. Since we resurrected this Colorado train in 1999, the availability of high-quality, local ingredients has vastly improved, as have the expectations of our 250,000 annual guests from around the world. We offer the very best Royal Gorge food and wine experience using quality ingredients from sources we know and love.

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Why is good food so important to us?

Every day we travel through Colorado’s grandest canyon surrounded by 360-degree views featuring Mother Nature’s most spectacular handiwork. We simply can’t and won’t serve low-quality, nutritionally vapid food to our guests alongside such exceptional service and scenery.

Fresh food tastes better. And buying from Colorado sources we know and love whenever possible lowers our environmental footprint. Virtually all of our main dishes are made from scratch and if not, they’re sourced from top purveyors or artisanal sources within the region. There’s no better Royal Gorge restaurant experience!

a couple dining in a royal gorge railroad dining car

The scenery, service, and cuisine aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad are truly second to none, as is the train’s full-service bar of local, organic, domestic wines and microbrews, as well as an extensive menu of libations and aperitifs. Every element of the ride enhances the occasion.

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We support Colorado-Grown

  • Avery Brewing
  • Aspen Ridge Beef
  • Bristol Brewing
  • Bouck Bros.
  • Breckenridge Distillery
  • Canyon Bake House
  • Castle Rock Meats Beef & Buffalo
  • Deerhammer Distillery
  • Florence Brewing Co.
  • Goat Patch Brewery
  • Harvest Moon Baking Co.
  • Holy Cross Abbey
  • Lefthand Brewing
  • Leopold Bros.
  • Mile High Spirits
  • Mini Moos & Kids Too Cheese
  • Mountain High Yogurt
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Oskar Blues Brewing
  • Peach Street Distillers
  • Red Bird Farms Chicken
  • River North Brewery
  • Rocky Mountain Distillery
  • San Luis Valley Brewing
  • SKA Brewing
  • Spirit Hound Distillery
  • White Mountain Farm Quinoa
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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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