Cab Rides

Experience the best seat in the house, riding in the cab of one of our locomotives! You’ll sit right next to one of our experienced engineers as they control the entire train from the front office. Two spaces are available on each departure and these seats sell-out quickly, so reserve early.

Cost is: $150 per person with a minimum age of 13 when accompanied by an adult. The second rider on the same reservation is $100.
Cab rides cannot be booked online. Please call us at 1-888-724-5748 or 719-276-4000 to make a reservation. More Information

Murder Mystery

Enjoy a delicious, first-class 3-course dinner, breathtaking scenery, outstanding service and a classic “who-dunnit” Murder Mystery. This is one of our most popular special events, so reserve your seats early. Murder Mystery Trains depart at: 6:30 PM – Saturdays only, March 25th, April 29th, May 13th & May 27th – Oct. 28th

Cost: $129 per person. Minimum age: 8.
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Dinner Train

This casual-yet-classy evening is the Royal Gorge Route’s exclusive first-class dinner train. Glass-topped dome cars offer the most expansive views of Colorado’s most dramatic canyon from a decidedly cozy booth-style spot, or choose one of our comfortable dining cars for a relaxing atmosphere with warm woods, excellent service and fantastic views from large bay windows. Dinner trains are available every Saturday, from March 18th – October 28th. Trains depart at: 5:00 PM from March 18th – May 20th and 6:30 PM from May 27th – October 28th.

Cost: Vista Dome: $119 per person/Minimum age 8.
Dinner in our Classic Dining Car: $99 per person/Minimum age 8.
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First Class Lunch

Our First Class Lunch Train is Colorado’s most unique rolling restaurant, offering delicious entrees and wines from around the country to compliment our fresh, locally-sourced options. Experience a delicious, 3-course gourmet lunch as the train travels through the Royal Gorge.
Cost: First Class Lunch in Vista Dome: $109 per person. Minimum age: 8
First Class Lunch  in our Classic Dining Car: $89 per person. Minimum age: 8

Lunch trains Depart at: 12:30pm, Saturdays March 18th – May 20th, then daily from May 27th – August 13th & September 9th – October 22nd, and Weekends from August 19th – September 3rd.
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Guests in Vista Dome also have access to one of our open-air cars, for a an up-close-and-personal experience of this 1,000-foot deep canyon, called the Royal Gorge.

Vista Dome Class

Our Vista Domes offer the most spectacular views of the breathtaking Royal Gorge and the mighty Arkansas River. Vista Dome offers comfortable booth-styled seats for a relaxing trip through this meandering canyon.

Fresh, delicious, locally sourced ingredients combine to make our 403 menu (named after our 1950’s locomotive) a favorite for breakfast and lunch aboard Coach, Club and Vista Dome. Our chef’s bistro-style menu features popular appetizers and other favorites like breakfast burritos, pancakes, & omelets on our 9:30 PM departure, and Basil Chicken Panini, grass-fed angus & buffalo burgers served on our 12:30 and 3:30 PM departures.
Cost: $69 Adult/$64child (ages 3-12), under 3 ride free seated on an adult lap.

Vista Dome available: Daily February 27th – May 26th @12:30pm. May 27th – October 22nd @ 9:30am*, 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm.* November 4th – 5th & November 11th – 12th @ 12:30pm
December 26th-31st @ 12:30pm – Holiday Train
*Available on selected days Click for calendar
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Enjoy drinks from the bar, paired with your entree! Club class guests also have access to one of our open-air cars, for a an up-close-and-personal experience of this 1,000-foot deep canyon, called the Royal Gorge.

Club Class

Enjoy comfortable table style seating in one of our historic Club cars, featuring a full-service bar, great service, outstanding views, and delicious food. It’s a fun place to hang-out with your friends and family, in a meticulously restored train car.

Fresh, delicious, locally sourced ingredients combine to make our 403 menu (named after our 1950’s locomotive) a favorite for breakfast and lunch aboard Coach, Club and Vista Dome.

Our chef’s bistro-style menu features popular appetizers and other favorites like breakfast burritos, pancakes, & omelets on our 9:30 PM departure, and Basil Chicken Panini, grass-fed angus & buffalo burgers served on our 12:30 and 3:30 PM departures. All of our entrees are prepared on board and many are made with fresh ingredients grown or raised right here in Colorado.
Cost: $54 Adult/ $49 Child (Ages 8-12), Minimum age of 8

Club Class available Daily: February 27th – May 26th @12:30pm. May 27th – October 22nd @ 9:30am*, 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm.* November 4th – 5th & November 11th – 12th @ 12:30pm. December 26th-31st @ 12:30pm – Holiday Train
*Available on selected days Click for calendar.
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Delicious food is available and prepared fresh for all Coach Class passengers. A full-service bar is also available and Coach class guests also have access to one of our open-air cars, for a an up-close-and-personal experience of this 1,000-foot deep canyon, called the Royal Gorge.

Coach Class

Relax into comfortably cushioned high-back seats with expansive windows that showcase the pristine views throughout one of Colorado’s grandest canyons.
Fresh, delicious, locally sourced ingredients combine to make our 403 menu (named after our 1950’s locomotive) a favorite for breakfast and lunch aboard Coach, Club and Vista Dome.

Our chef’s bistro-style menu features popular appetizers and other favorites like breakfast burritos, pancakes, & omelets on our 9:30 PM departure, and Basil Chicken Panini, grass-fed angus & buffalo burgers served on our 12:30 and 3:30 PM departures. All of our entrees are prepared on board and many are made with fresh ingredients grown or raised right here in Colorado.
Cost: $44 Adult/$39 Child (Ages 3-12), children under 3 ride free seated on an adult lap. Coach class available daily: February 27th – May 26th @12:30pm

May 27th – October 22nd @ 9:30am*, 12:30pm, 3:30pm and 6:30pm*
November 4th – 5th & November 11th – 12th @ 12:30pm
December 26th-31st @ 12:30pm – Holiday Train

*Available on selected days. Click for calendar.
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The Santa Express Train

We’ve all seen the movie the “Polar Express!” Now experience the train that takes you to meet Santa Claus himself at the magical North Pole. The Santa Express Train is a winter wonderland, where children of all ages are encouraged to wear cozy pajamas and relax with family and friends on a journey you’ll treasure year after year.

While waiting to board the train you can get your holiday shopping completed in our retail store, complete with unique gifts for the holiday season. As the Santa Express train travels to the North Pole, sing along to a mix of new and old Christmas music playing, while enjoying delicious, locally sourced entrees available on every Santa Express class of service. On the way to the North Pole, we’ll keep your family entertained, while you nibble on cookies and sip hot cocoa.

When the Santa Express Train reaches the North Pole, Santa and his special Elves board the train to pass out a special holiday bell to each ticketed child as he makes his way through the train.

More than 20,000 guests ride the Santa Express Train each year, so tickets sell out quickly.  Book your trip today and find out why the Santa Express Train is Colorado’s top Christmas train experience.

The Santa Express Train runs from November 17th – December 28th. Visit our Santa Express Train page for information on schedule and rates.