Dinner Train

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Experience railcar dining at its finest

Take in the majestic soaring views of the Royal Gorge while enjoying a fantastic dinner, made with the very best ingredients Colorado has to offer. Enjoy our three-course First Class Dining experience or dine at the Royal Gorge Route’s more casual 403 Grill. Ride in style in our observation dome dining car, elegant club car, or casual coach service.

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The Royal Gorge

Explore your casual-yet-classy side as you board the train and enter one of our well-appointed full-length Dome, Dining or Club Cars with expansive windows for the ultimate in Royal Gorge sight-seeing.

During your journey, professional waitstaff will serve you a beautifully prepared dinner as we navigate through Colorado’s grandest canyon. Your First Class dinner experience features three courses, including a salad, French bread rolls and your choice of main course – plus a fantastic chef’s choice dessert. Our made-from-scratch First Class Dinner Menu offers Colorado Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, Chef’s catch of the Day, Roasted Chicken, Vegetable Napoleon and more.

Guests who choose to enjoy their First Class Dinner Train experience aboard Vista Dome will begin the evening with a complimentary glass of sparkling wine.

Our fully stocked bars are open throughout your journey, so feel free to pair up your experience with your favorite wines (see the Conductor’s Reserve Wine List!), micro brews and cocktails. Anytime you’d like, we invite you to step outside, drink in hand, to the open-air observation car to take in the full beauty of Colorado’s Royal Gorge. Our First Class Dinner Train runs select Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m., when we serve our award-winning three-course dining experience.

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First Class

Dinner Train
Dining Details

Duration of Trip

Approximately 2.5 hours 

  • 6:30 PM departures

Pricing Information

First Class Three-Course Dinner & Journey through the Royal Gorge

  • First Class Dinner Train in Vista Dome – $179/per person (8 years old and up please. Includes journey, glass of sparkling wine and three-course dinner.)
  • First Class Dinner Train in Dining Car – $149/per person (8 years old and up please. Includes journey and three-course dinner.)

Taxes, fees and gratuity additional.

Enjoy the journey and order a la carte from the 403 Grill

  • Vista Dome
    • $89 per adult / $84 per child (ages 3-12)
    • Includes journey. 403 Grill dining is additional.
  • Club
    • $74 per adult / $69 per child (3-12)
    • Includes journey. 403 Grill dining is additional.
  • Coach
    • $59 per adult / $54 per child (3-12)
    • Includes journey. 403 Grill dining is additional.

Special Events

Pricing varies for special events like New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Wine Dinners and Murder Mystery Dinners.

Dates of Service

All dates listed below are for our 6:30 PM Dinner Train. Schedule subject to change, please click BOOK NOW for available Dinner Train journeys.

  • Saturdays throughout winter and spring – check schedules for availability
  • Saturdays, May 2nd – October 31st
  • Fridays, June 18th – September 3rd
  • Sundays, July 4th – October 26th

The Fine Print

The Royal Gorge Route has a no refund policy.
Virtually all of our guests understand that together, we engage in a common social contract: we provide a journey and dining experience aboard our train through the Royal Gorge. In exchange, guests pay for their ride aboard the train and the food, beverages and other special packages they order. Unfortunately, the pandemic has created a new phenomenon – guests who have no intention of paying are purchasing and enjoying hospitality, travel and restaurant experiences across the U.S., then, they are reversing charges and scamming businesses.

Please don’t purchase a ticket with this intention. Remember, really good people are working hard to provide a wonderful trip and dining experience for you. We promise to do our best and thank you in advance for being a gracious guest.

We look forward to sharing our slice of Royal Gorge beauty with you. 

For same day booking please call the reservations department at 719-276-4000

Please note that we seat in parties of 4. In the tradition of railroad fine dining, parties of 2 will most likely be seated across from another couple. Most of our guests enjoy meeting fellow rail fans. When seated with another couple, you and your guest will be seated on the same side. Larger groups will be seated in adjacent rows.

Seating is limited and trains sell out quickly, so make your reservations early online or by calling us at: 719-276-4000.

Every effort will be made to accommodate any special dietary or physical needs. For questions about the accessibility of the train, its different classes, or if you would like to be seated with another party, please call the reservations department at 719-276-4000 prior to booking a reservation on our web site.

Wheelchair Accessibility: The train only can accommodate a limited number of wheelchair patrons per each train departure. The Vista Dome is not accessible to wheelchairs. Guests must be able to climb 14 steps themselves in order to sit in the Dome Cars.

Please call Reservations if you have a wheelchair (24″maximum at base), walker, or difficulties climbing stairs. For questions about the accessibility of the train and its different classes, please call prior to booking a reservation on our website. All seating is assigned/reserved and cannot be guaranteed.Please call a representative at 719-276-4000 to book your tickets for the entire party with a wheelchair or movement impaired passenger.

Call our Group Sales Line at 719.276.4006 or 719.276.4007 to book the entire car for your special group.

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