Lunch Train

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Experience the beauty & bounty of the Royal Gorge

Take in the majestic soaring views of the Royal Gorge while enjoying a fantastic, locally sourced lunch from the Royal Gorge Route’s 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 lunch as we navigate through Colorado’s grandest canyon. We’re offering our complete 403 Grill menu on all 12:30, 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. trains.

In addition to your meal, a full slate of cocktails, microbrews, wines by the glass and the Conductor’s Reserve Wine List is available for you and your guests to enjoy. We have worked with our wine partners to offer outstanding varietals at more realistic prices not found at other fine dining establishments.

At any time during your journey, feel free to wander outside to our open observation car and enjoy the 360° scenic vista featuring the rushing Arkansas River, geological formations within the Royal Gorge, and historic sites where the wind carries the echoes of eras gone by.

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Ride & Dine in Style

Lunch Train Dining

Duration of Trip

1.5 to 2 hours 

  • 12:30 PM and 3:30 PM departures

Pricing Information

All listed prices include journey, but do not include taxes, fees or dining.

Lunch Train

  • Vista Dome
    • $89 per adult / $84 per child (ages 3-12)
  • Club Class
    • $74 per adult / $69 per child (ages 3-12)
  • Coach Class
    • $59 per adult / $54 per child (ages 3-12)

Order from our 403 Grill Menu when booking your ticket and save! Choose from our Colorado Black Angus or Beyond Beef Veggie Burger, or our famous Philly Cheesesteak sandwich. Price includes a soft drink. Gratuity not included. Price: $22.00

Dates of Service

Our 12:30 PM Lunch Train runs Daily throughout the year!

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 719.276.4004 to book the entire car for your special group.

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