Verde Canyon Railroad Adventure Package

Clarkdale, United States

From $145.64

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Enjoy a 4-hour sightseeing journey by train aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad, which glides through the beautiful wilderness of the American Southwest near Sedona. Nibble light refreshments while traveling on the Verde Canyon Railroad through Arizona’s desert. Ride in a vintage train car or open-air viewing car to get a great perspective on the region’s natural and cultural treasures. See ancient cliff dwellings built by the Native American Sinagua people, historic mining sites and more as your train cruises along a route that follows the Verde River.
  • 4-hour round-trip train ride on Verde Canyon Railroad, from Sedona
  • Soak in unobstructed views of the Arizona desert and Verde River
  • Look for Sinagua cliff dwellings, old mining sites, and native wildlife such as bald eagles or antelope
  • Ride in a vintage train car with air-conditioning or head to the open-air platform car
  • Bring the whole family on an activity that is suitable for all ages

What's Included

  • Champagne toast
  • Appetizers
  • Restroom on board
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Pets are not allowed on train

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Verde Canyon Railroad
    300 N Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324, USA

    Departure Point: Verde Canyon Railroad Train Depot in Clarkdale, Arizona Address: 300 North Broadway Clarkdale, Arizona 86324 Directions: From Phoenix: Allow 2 hours for the drive • Take I-17 north to exit 287 (Cottonwood, Camp Verde, Clarkdale). Turn left (west) over the freeway on Hwy 260. • Stay on Hwy 260 for approximately 14 miles to the fifth traffic light. Turn left at light. This is Main Street (historic 89A). • Drive through Old Town Cottonwood, past the turnoff for Tuzigoot National Monument until you see a sign on the corner that says “Verde Canyon Railroad.” • Bear right onto Broadway, cross the one-lane bridge and park in the designated parking across the street from the depot. From Sedona: Allow 40 minutes for the drive. • Go southwest toward Cottonwood on Hwy 89A to Cornville Road/Mingus Avenue. • Turn right on Mingus Avenue and proceed west 1.8 miles to North Main Street (Historic 89A). • Turn right and continue on Main Street through Old Town Cottonwood, past the turnoff for Tuzigoot National Monument until you see a sign on the corner that says “Verde Canyon Railroad.” • Bear right onto Broadway, cross the one-lane bridge and park in the designated parking across the street from the depot.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Verde Canyon Railroad

3 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

John Bell Railroad Museum

Admission Ticket Free

Verde River (Pass By)

S O B Canyon (Pass By)

Perkinsville Ghost Town (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Please Note: Special dietary options are unable to be accommodated
  • Infant age is 0-1 year. Any guest aged 1 and over will be charged an adult rate. Guests cannot board the train without a paid ticket
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 300 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
The scenic views were very beautiful. The slow moving motion of the train was very relaxing. The telling of the history was very interesting. Our historian was very knowledgeable and pointed out numerous things of interest. The service on the train was wonderful and it was her first day. The lunch and the snacks were very filling. Great overall experience! Highly recommend!


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Viator is woke
Jason_W, Jun 2023
I did not see the rainbow banner on the viator sign so I will not be recommending anything for viator
Relaxing train ride.
Robert_M, Jun 2023
Facilities and train were clean and comfortable. The tour guides and bartenders were very attentive.
I can skip it
Sonok_H, May 2023
Waiting too long, not much spectacular views.. Food and staff were great. Learning history was great.
An telaxing awesome journey.
Beverly_S, May 2023
Everyone made it so inviting and fun. So relaxing and the views were awesome! All the food was so good. Our bar host was so amazing.We would do it again.
Beautiful views
Chalann_B, May 2023
After I check in they give us a coupon buy a big berger when I get in the train they are a big place of snack ,I should not bring food from home ,I walk back open roof train I can see both side of mountain I will come back and more friends
Scenic and history filled train ride
lucia_c, May 2023
Relaxing trip, scenic views ,great guide on outside train car. I wish the volume was a bit louder since group behind us kept talking. We couldn’t hear the recording between songs in the inside car. Liesl the bartender and attendant was wonderful.
Nice time
Sarah_R, May 2023
Cool experience. Train cars have comfortable seating and each one has its own bar and bathroom. You pay for tour drinks besides the champagne/cider you get when you first get going. Our attendant in our car was great. Each person gets their own individual charcuterie board which is more than enough for two people and is very good. It is a neat ride and you learn a lot about the area as you ride. It's a little slow moving but relaxing. You can go out on the covered open air cars to see the natural beauty up close.
Train ride
Pamela_P, May 2023
Very organized, great staff, delicious appetizers and champagne . Relaxing ride and nice scenery. Would go again
Great train ride except for the obnoxious ones next to us
Samuel_G, May 2023
Red rock mountains beautiful train ride was amazing except for the family with 4kids wasn’t interested in the history loud playing cards running around probably should have stayed home and entertain the kids
Beautiful ride
Mark_R, May 2023
Beautiful scenery and comfortable ride. Provided snack box was great but the box lunch at the station cafe was unnecessary. Service on the train was great.
Response from Host, May 2023
Mark, thanks for riding with us and for sharing this great review.
Beautiful day on the train
Lori_F, May 2023
My husband and I loved this train. The scenery is very pretty and we had gorgeous weather which helps for all the pictures that we took. We have used Viator before and as always everything went smoothly and the included lunch you pick up at the cafe is very good. There are some shaded areas to enjoy your lunch. I am gluten free and they had a really nice fresh salad that was very generous in portion size and my husband had a nice sandwich that he enjoyed. Snacks on the train were also nice. Overall, great experience and a nice and relaxing way to see some desert scenery.
Response from Host, May 2023
Lori, thank you for riding with us and for sharing this wonderful review.
The train broke down not...
Annette_L, May 2023
The train broke down not very far from the station and we sat in the cars for over an hour waiting to be towed back to the station. We are supposed to get a full refund....I'm waiting.
Response from Host, May 2023
Annette, please email us at with your reservation details and we will follow up on any delays with your refund.
Very enjoyable! Great...
Belinda_P, May 2023
Very enjoyable! Great music! The recorded info inside the train car was difficult for me to hear, but the staff was knowledgeable and could answer questions. Nice restroom facility inside train car.
Response from Host, May 2023
Belinda, thanks for riding with us and for sharing your comments.
Best way to spend an afternoon!
Gerrie_N, May 2023
From start to finish, this adventure was top notch! There were so many food options to choose from in the cafe. We enjoyed a tasty, leisurely lunch before boarding. The inside of the car was very comfortable and spacious. Our inside host was Carrie. She did a fantastic job of keeping everyone supplied with drinks and stories. Our outside car host was Royce. He did a great job pointing out all of the interesting rock formations and shared so many stories regarding the history of the canyon. Oh, and did I mention an impressive complimentary snack tray & a champagne/cider toast at the start of the journey? Check ✔️ This is a must do adventure in Sedona!
Response from Host, May 2023
"Top Notch"! "Must Do"! Wow, Gerrie, we are so appreciative you rode the rails with us and shared this great review. We'll be sure to share your compliments with our crew!
Beautiful scenery, with...
Ana_W, May 2023
Beautiful scenery, with amazing tour guide. Very informative and educational. Very friendly staff and comfortable seating.
Response from Host, May 2023
Ana, thanks for sharing this fantastic review.
Fun on the Rails
Michael_W, May 2023
Very relaxing and beautiful. We would recommend this trip to everyone. The children especially would enjoy this. The service people in each train car were terrific with good food and beverages. Plus, they were knowledgeable about the area . The interpreter was great!
Response from Host, May 2023
Thanks for enjoying your adventure with us, and for sharing this great review and recommendation!
Maria_D, May 2023
We were celebrating Mother’s Day a little late. Decided to take grandma on her first train ride. The snack tray provided was delicious! It was such a nice long comfortable relaxing mini trip!
Response from Host, May 2023
Maria, thank you for riding with us. We're honored to have been Grandma's first train ride!
Worth it
Susan_S, May 2023
Beautiful relaxing train ride. Comfortable seating and fresh air. Knowledge guides. Family went on a rainy day, but we were prepared
Response from Host, May 2023
Susan, thanks for choosing to ride with us and for sharing this great review.
Byron the great tour guide
Michael_M, May 2023
Just being on a vintage train is good enough… but when you add the beautiful mountains and all the wildlife you see and we also has a Bald Eagle fly above our train … then when you Have the Best tour guide I’ve ever had explained everything in great detail and also knew every question any other passengers had His name is Byron he really made the trip special…I can’t wait to go again and I’ll make sure I’m next to Byron the whole trip … and all staff where great and friendly as well …
Response from Host, May 2023
Michael, thanks for riding with us and for sharing this wonderful review. Byron is amazing. We'll be sure to share your kind remarks with him.
Unfortunately we only...
Melissa_S, May 2023
Unfortunately we only made it a little ways out when the electricity went out. They put a "bandaid " on it in order to get us back to the station. The staff were so nice and accommodating. Next we are out there we will try it again.
Response from Host, May 2023
Melissa, thank you for your kindness and understanding. We do look forward to making it up to you in the future.

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