Royal Gorge Train Tour
All aboard! From the roar of the engine to the roar of the river, this adventure is completely your own on the Royal Gorge Route Railroad. As one passenger admires the natural beauty of the granite formations, another will find the rush of the Arkansas River mesmerizing, while another still, will enjoy the comfort and class of this 1950s-era train.
- Ride through the bottom of the Royal Gorge at over 1,100 feet deep!
- Enjoy access to the open air cars as well as your assigned seats.
- Three departure times daily.
For our guests seeking an interesting yet classic way to experience the Royal Gorge off-river, a train ride is a must-do on your Colorado experience list!
Following some of our favorite rapids on the Arkansas River through the Royal Gorge, this ride showcases this beautiful landscape in a unique and fun way that is perfect for thrill-seekers or more mild adventurers alike. In addition to the natural beauty, this 24 mile round-trip showcases how 19th century miners worked and lived and is truly a classic Colorado attraction.
*This trip departs from the Royal Gorge Route Train Depot in Cañon City, Colorado and the minimum age is 6 years old.
Royal Gorge Route History
The first passenger train embarked on May 7th, 1879. In 1882 the Royal Gorge Route of those days became the transcontinental link between Denver, Colorado and Salt Lake City, Utah. Travelling through the Royal Gorge was the highlight of the route through the Rocky Mountains. With the opening of the Moffat tunnel in 1928, and the ability to travel independently via airplanes and automobiles the Royal Gorge Route was discontinued. The Royal Gorge Route Railroad was reestablished in the fall of 1998 and has become a premier destination attraction carrying over 100,000 guests through the Royal Gorge each year.
Recommended Add-Ons Or Packages
If after riding the train and staring at the exciting rapids you think that you’re ready for a whitewater adventure we’d be happy to accommodate. We have trips ranging from the family friendly Bighorn Sheep Canyon to the more adventurous Royal Gorge with multiple departure times daily. Just give us a call and we’ll help you select the perfect adventure for you and your group!
Preparing for the Trip
What To Wear & Bring
- Comfortable shoes
- Money for items such as:
- On board drinks & snacks
Note – no outside food or beverages allowed on train