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Classes of Service

The Royal Gorge Route offers six unique classes

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The Royal Gorge Route Railroad's classes of service harken back to a time when travel was an elegant and leisurely affair. Designed in golden era style with its American-made reclining and banquette seats, carefully restored dark oak interiors, white-linen covered fine dining tables, and plate glass windows, Colorado’s first and only full-service streamliner is crafted for truly civilized travel. The railroad’s Mid-century coach, dining and Vista Domes, along with 1950’s era streamlined locomotives, ferry more than 100,000 passengers each year up the rails through the dramatic Royal Gorge and along the Arkansas River as they dine on chef-prepared multi-course meals, eclectic wine selections and budget-friendly ala carte fare. This blend of service has earned the Royal Gorge Route Railroad its reputation as the premier passenger excursion train in the country. The train ride covers 24-miles and takes two-hours to complete the round trip journey through the Royal Gorge. All guests have access to an open air-car.

The Royal Gorge boarding and ticketing area is located at the Santa Fe Depot, one block south of Hwy 50 and 3rd Street, Canon City, CO 81212. Click here for Mapquest.  GPS Address:  330 Royal Gorge Blvd, Canon City, CO 81212. 

Please arrive 45 minutes prior to departure to pick up your tickets.  All seating is assigned/reserved.  If you have seating requests, please call Reservations at 888.724.5748.  Trains depart promptly.


 

New! Cab Rides

Take the ride of a lifetime aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad's new locomotive

$150 / person with a minimum age of 13 

The 2nd rider on the same reservation is $100
 
 

New_Loco_Cropped_500X.jpgThe Royal Gorge Route's newer, more powerful turbo-charged GP40-2 locomotive hits the rails in March, 2013. Its body style is unlike any other locomotive in the nation.  And because it offers more space in the cab, it also allows the engineer to comfortably accomodate up to two guests in the enclosed cab.

Guests will ride in the cab to Parkdale, enjoying a truly unique view of the Gorge, while the engineer shares fascinating facts and history about the Royal Gorge Route.  On the return leg, guests move to reserved seating in the Vista Dome, or may join the rest of their party aboard the train for the return trip to the Santa Fe Depot.  

The Cab ride is available on most departures excluding the Santa Express and New Year's Eve Dinner Train.

Guests should wear comfortable, flat-soled walking shoes (toes enclosed – no sandals).  Guests are welcome to bring water into the cab and encouraged to do so. For only $12.95, Cab guests may pre-purchase a Boxed Lunch to enjoy either before or during the cab ride. Guests must be at least 13 years old and those less than 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  

We look forward to having you as our guest aboard the Royal Gorge Route!

Please click here to review Cab Rider Rules and Regulations.  Please print, review, sign. Provide completed form to the Ticket Agent when claiming your ticket(s). 


 

Gourmet Dinner Train

Dinner in the Observation Gourmet Dome:  $115 Adult/Child

(Minimum age is 8 years old and must be well behaved.)

The Royal Gorge Route's Gourmet Dinner Train is Colorado's most unique rolling restaurant, offering delicious entrees and wines from around the country. Imagine fine dining, exceptional service, and delicious food combined with the spectacular scenery of the Royal Gorge seasoned with a ride on the rails behind a 1950's streamliner. Dinner class offers reserved seating and private open-air car.RoyalGorgeRouteWineService_small.jpg

Choose from seasonal entrees, and enjoy delicious fare, white linen covered fine dining tables, personal service and outstanding views. Vista Dome or first-class dining car seating is available.

Click here to see the Dinner menu.


Enjoy one of our “Wine Flights” of specially selected red or white wines made by the experts while you ride, dine and unwind aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The wine flight consists of four 3 oz. pours. Purchase this upgrade for $28.00 when you make your reservation.


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Murder Mystery Train

$119 / Person
(Minimum age of 8 years old.)

Groups and individual guests discover “who dunnit” during one of several themed murder mystery dinner performances on select evenings throughout the year. Large group engagements may also be scheduled upon request. Our award winning dinner fare is included with seasonal entrees prepared fresh by our chef. Murder mystery trains are 3-hours in duration.


Enjoy one of our “Wine Flights” of specially selected red or white wines made by the experts while you ride, dine and unwind aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The wine flight consists of four 3 oz. pours. Purchase this upgrade for $28.00 when you make your reservation.

Click here to see the Dinner menu.

Click here to view the 2013 Murder Mystery Theme Schedule.

6:30PM departures on May 25; Jun 8 & 22; Jul 6, 13, 20 and 27; Aug 3, 10, 17, 24 andd 31; Sep 7, 14, 21 and 28. 

Ticket price includes round-trip train ride and three-course dinner. Wine, drinks and gratuity are not included.


Vista Dome

vistadome.jpg$64 Adult / $53 Child (ages 3-12)
Children 2 and under ride free on an adult's lap.

Enjoy the breathtaking views from a classic glass-topped dome car and enjoy a delicious al la carte breakfast, lunch or dinner prepared by our chef. Our food is prepared fresh and the service is outstanding. A full service bar is also available in Vista Dome service.  Wait staff is on-board the train to take your food and beverage order.


Enjoy one of our “Wine Flights” of specially selected red or white wines made by the experts while you ride, dine and unwind aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The wine flight consists of four 3 oz. pours. Purchase this upgrade for $28.00 when you make your reservation.

Click here to see the menu.


Club Class

barcar.jpg$47 Adult / $37 Child (Ages 3-12)

Experience the breathtaking views from our Club Class, enjoy local wine, beer, and specialty drinks while eating a delicious al la carter breakfast, lunch or dinner prepared by our chef.

All Club class passengers have a full menu of delicious food items that may be ordered while seated in the Bar class for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (additional charges apply). The full service bar offers specialty drinks, beer on tap as well as a complete wine list. 


Enjoy one of our “Wine Flights” of specially selected red or white wines made by the experts while you ride, dine and unwind aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The wine flight consists of four 3 oz. pours. Purchase this upgrade for $28.00 when you make your reservation. 

Click here to see the menu.


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$39 Adult / $28 Child (ages 3-12)
Children 2 and under ride free on an adult's lap.

Coach Class: Experience the Gorge in coach-car comfort or enjoy it while riding in our open-air car. Light food, snacks  and refreshments are available as well as libations.  

Book Coach Class Now!

The Coach class is available on the 9:30AM, 12:30PM and 3:30PM departures.


Mother's Day Brunch

Brunch in the Observation Dome:  $109 Adult / Child $89

(Minimum age of 3 years old and must be well behaved.)

Mother's Day is Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th, 2014 and you'll hit a home run this year inviting Mom on our very special Mother's Day Brunch train.

Available on our 12:30 pm departure

Begin with a glass of champagne, followed by a variety of chef prepared entrees, and finished off with adessert that would make your mother proud.mothersday.jpg

Click here to see the Mother's Day menu.

All Moms to receive a red rose and glass of champagne

Please note that our tables seat parties of 4. When seated with another couple, you and your guest will be seated on the same side of the table. Larger groups will be seated at adjacent tables. 


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Come join us daily September 13 through October 12, 2014 on our 12:30 PM departure to celebrate Oktoberfest! In addition to our regular lunch menu, we're adding special Oktoberfest fare. 

Click here to see the Oktoberfest Lunch menu.

We'll also have traditional Oktoberfest beer for the occasion. Live accordion music by Barry Habermann will be available on every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Oktoberfest departure. Come join us for this fun filled event. Prost!

Enjoy one of our “Wine Flights” of specially selected red or white wines made by the experts while you ride, dine and unwind aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The wine flight consists of four 3 oz. pours. Purchase this upgrade for $28.00 when you make your reservation. 


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Santa Express Train

Click here to see the full schedule of Santa Express Train departure dates, times and rates.

Children ages are 1 - 12.
*Children under 1 ride free on an adult's lap.

Call 888-724-5748 or 719-276-4000 to learn more and make your reservations today!

Please arrive 45 minutes prior to departure to pick up your tickets.  All seating is assigned/reserved.  Trains depart promptly

Santa Express is a 1.5 hour round trip ride. 

Ride with Santa! St. Nick visits the Royal Gorge each year on the Santa Express. Professionally decorated trains carry children of all ages to meet Santa at the North Pole while they sip hot cocoa, nibble on cookies and listen to holiday stories and festive tunes. Thousands of lights bedeck the festive North Pole Village in the Gorge itself where Santa Claus boards the train to hear children’s Christmas wishes and to gift each child with a special holiday bell.

Entrees are available in First Class and the Vista Dome from the Grill Menu along with a full-service bar. All passengers have access to bar and concession food items.

Click here to see a sample menu.

Please Note: Santa Express is extremely popular and dates sell out months in advance. We strongly recommend making your reservation early. When selecting a date, if you do not see the ticket quantity selection, that particular class of service is sold out. You must then choose another class and/or date.


 

Holiday Train

Vista Dome:  $64 Adult / $53 Child (ages 3-12)
First Class:  $45 Adult / $35 Child (3-12)               Children 2 and under ride free on an adult's lap.

 

The train departs at 12:30PM on Nov 27, Dec 26-30 and Jan 2-5 for the 2 hour round trip ride. 

Experience the ultimate Royal Gorge experience in our classic 1950s Dome Car or seating in our 1st class dining cars.  You'll be treated to some of the most stunning scenery in Colorado along with the ambiance and nostalgia of a bygone era.

Special Offer: Pre-purchase our meal deal special for $13.95 per adult and $8.25 per child to save up to $3.00 per meal. You will be given this option when making an online reservation.

Click here to see the menu.


Enjoy one of our “Wine Flights” of specially selected red or white wines made by the experts while you ride, dine and unwind aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The wine flight consists of four 3 oz. pours. Purchase this upgrade for $28.00 when you make your reservation.

The Santa Fe Depot Gift Shop will be open for holiday shopping prior to the train's departure and after the train returns. Thomas the Tank Engine gift items, as well as other train items, will be offered for sale along with many other special holiday gifts.

 


 

New Year's Eve

$109 - Gourmet Dinner in the Observation Gourmet Dome (Minimum age is 8)                                      
Departs at: 6:30 PM - December 31st, 2013
 

Our New Year's Eve Train is back and we're Dinner_in_the_Dome_8_-_Cropped_web.jpgoffering our 3-course, award winning dinner in the Observation Dome class for only $109.00. Seating is limited, so make your reservation early.

The Royal Gorge Route's dinner train as Colorado's top train and what better way to enjoy New Year's Eve than on the Royal Gorge Route. As the train leaves the depot, relax, order a glass of wine from our excellent wine menu, step out onto our open-air car and enjoy the beauty of the Royal Gorge as the lights from the train highlight this spectacular canyon.

In the tradition of railroad dining, guests will be seated at tables of 4.  It is most likely you will be seated with another couple. 99.99% of our guests enjoy their time meeting fellow railfans. If you wish to have a private table for two, you may purchase a private table for an additional $198.00. Otherwise, you will be seated at a table of four. Please call us at: 888-724-5748 or 719-276-4000, if you would like to purchase a private table or add as an upgrade when making on-line reservations.  When seated with another couple, you and your guest will be seated on the same side of the table. Larger groups will be seated at adjacent tables.

Our executive chef and his culinary team start the evening with a Baby Green Salad Served with candied pecans, bleu cheese crumbles, dried cranberries, and a raspberry vinaigrette dressing.

Of course the evening would not be complete without a complimentary glass of champagne and a delicious dessert, while the Royal Gorge Route travels back through the Royal Gorge to the Santa Fe Depot.

Enjoy one of our “Wine Flights” of specially selected red or white wines made by the experts while you ride, dine and unwind aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The wine flight consists of four 3 oz. pours. Purchase this upgrade for $28.00 when you make your reservation.

Where to stay in the Royal Gorge Region? We've negotiated the lowest rates possible for our guests. Please visit our accommodations page for details on booking rooms. Many of our guests also enjoy the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Please note the minimum age for the New Year's Eve Dinner train is 8 years old. Seating is limited, so make your reservations early online or by calling us at: 888-724-5748 or 719-276-4000.

Every effort will be made to accommodate any special dietary or physical needs. Are you celebrating a special occasion? Let us know at the time your reservations are made. For questions about accessibility to the gourmet dome car, please call the reservations department at 888-724-5748 prior to booking a reservation on our web site.

What Others Are Saying

"Our trip aboard the Royal Gorge Route was nothing short of extraordinary! We love riding trains, but this train tops them all. Our food in lunch class was delicious and the service was perfect, not to mention the spectacular scenery. Keep it up!"

Karan Rampart, Dallas TX

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Have you ever attended a Murder Mystery dinner with friends? Was it Jed, the gunslinger? Mary, the shop keeper? Or Sally, the Mayor? Join us for a dinner and murderous tale you won't soon forget! Our Murder Mystery Train is a 6:30PM departure from May 24 - October 25th with our special, final show on Halloween!

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Royal Gorge Route Railroad
Santa Fe Depot
Located one block south of Hwy 50 & 3rd Street
Canon City, CO 81212