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Nestled in the heart of Colorado’s rugged mountains, there’s a railroad that captures the imaginations of people from all over the world. The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is widely considered one of America’s most scenic rail journeys. It’s a stunning train ride that winds its way through the Royal Gorge, a deep and narrow canyon carved by the Arkansas River.

Passengers climb aboard our beautifully restored vintage cars, transporting them back in time to an era when trains were the preferred way to travel. Plush seats and breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains await, as the Royal Gorge Route Railroad makes its way through the winding Royal Gorge and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world.

At it’s height, the sheer walls of the canyon tower 1,200 feet above the train, protecting native wildlife and churning waters of the Arkansas River below.

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad is more than just a scenic journey. It’s a tribute to the history of the American West. While you ride and dine, you’ll learn about the history of the rail line, the railroad barons who built it, and historic milestones along the way.

The Royal Gorge Route offers a chance to experience the beauty and grandeur of the Rocky Mountains, and learn about the rich history of the train all while riding and dining in style through Colorado’s grandest canyon.