Take the ride of a lifetime aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad’s new locomotive!

Duration of Trip
2 hours

Price Information

$150 /per person must be at least 18 years of age if riding alone, or a minimum of 13 years of age when accompanied by an adult parent or guardian. The second rider on the same reservation is $100.

Dates of Service
January 9th – October 31st daily 
(excluding 6:30pm departures)

November 5th, 6th, 12th, & 13th 

Please arrive 45 minutes prior to departure to pick up your tickets. 

Call 888.724.5748 or 719.276.4000 to make your reservations today!
*Cab Rides cannot be booked online, please call us @ 1-888-724-5748 or 719-276-4000 to make a reservation*


– No more than two (2) riders in the cab at any one time.
– Must be at least 18 years of age if riding alone, or a minimum of 13 years of age when accompanied by an adult parent or guardian.
– All cab riders must be able to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs without assistance and without the aid of any assistive device. Cab riders who are blind or deaf must be accompanied by a companion.
– Use of a digital camera for photography is permitted.
– Mobile phones must be OFF or in ‘airplane mode’.
– No self-contained breathing equipment (oxygen) or service animals.
– Riders must wear proper clothing (shorts, skirts and tank tops are not permitted).
Full length pants/jeans are required.
– No open-toed shoes (sandals, flip flops, etc.) or high heels.
– Cab rides may not be available on some departures, and specifically exclude Santa Express departures.

Please click here to view Cab Rider Rules and Regulations.

Please print, review, sign. Provide completed form to the Ticket Agent when claiming your ticket(s).


The Royal Gorge Route’s newer, more powerful turbo-charged GP40-2 locomotive hit the rails in March 2014. With a body style is unlike any locomotive in the nation, it  offers more space, and allows the engineer to comfortably accommodate up to two guests in the enclosed cab.

Guests will ride in the cab to Parkdale, enjoying a truly unique view of the Royal Gorge, while the engineer shares fascinating facts and history about the Royal Gorge Route. On the return leg, guests move to reserved seating in the Vista Dome, or may join the rest of their party aboard the train for the return trip to the Santa Fe Depot.

Cab Rides within a specific engine are subject to change.

Pre-purchase a Breakfast Entree on the 9:30 AM departure for just $10.95 per adult or on the 12:30 PM departures pre-purchase the Grill Entree Package for $15.00 per adult. The Cab Rider would order their meal on the return trip.

We look forward to having you as our guest aboard the Royal Gorge Route!

Read more about the Royal Gorge Route’s cab ride in the Dallas Morning News.