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Verde Canyon Railroad: Arizona's longest running nature show!

Posted at 7:21 AM, Feb 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-01 12:54:21-05

A Human Experience Aboard a Historic Railroad
In the 21st Century it is commonplace for modern humans to spend a good portion of their days interacting with computers. From the self-check-out at the grocery store to the ATM teller at the bank folks are navigating their days via keyboards and touch-screens rather than interacting with other humans. Verde Canyon Railroad, a historic train adventure based in Clarkdale, Arizona, still believes in the magic of personal interaction and the relaxing properties of our wide-open spaces. From the first phone call answered by a cheerful, helpful reservation agent right here at the railroad depot, to the final moments of the journey, arriving back from an awe-inspiring adventure all the while being catered to by courteous car attendants, passengers take away with them the memory that this heritage railroad was truly a human experience.

Verde Canyon Railroad's rail hospitality is the highlight of every excursion. Dating back to 1912, Verde Canyon Railroad whisks visitors back to a different time, unencumbered by the internet or cell phone signal, into a wild and flourishing riparian canyon full of amazing scenery, wildlife, and ancient ruins. Real rails, real people, and a real adventure make the Verde Canyon Railroad a feast for each of the senses. Comfortable first-class accommodations lavish passengers with luxurious living-room style, including an abundant selection of appetizers and attentive beverage service right to your seat. Coach-class is redolent of vintage-style passenger car charm with a well-stocked snack bar. All passenger cars have access to open-air viewing cars, a favorite aspect to this rail journey immersing passengers into the sights, sounds and scents of this wild western canyon.

The historic rail line was once a treasured connection between the booming copper mines of Jerome and distant civilization. Today, deemed an Arizona Treasure by the state of Arizona, the train rumbles into this same, untouched terrain where eagles soar from the edges of deep red cliffs, and the perennially flowing Verde River weaves a sinuous path through the high desert.

Indulge your senses with crisp canyon air, a meandering river and glorious red rock formations all serenaded by classic railroad tunes and the clickety-clack of wheels along the tracks of this historic wilderness route. Dance together to "The Locomotion" on an open-air car … Cheer as the train passes through the darkness of a 680-foot tunnel … Toast the adventure with a prickly pear margarita. The fun is endless and it's even better when you have a signature cocktail or hot beverage in hand.

Let the Verde Canyon Railroad staff show your family and friends rail hospitality with attention to every detail. We guarantee good service and a good time, every time.

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