Enjoy the ride of a lifetime, riding up front with our engineer in one of our powerful locomotives.

Price Information

$175 /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 $125.

Dates of Service
January 12th – November 10th

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 at: 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.


Experience riding in the cab of one of our locomotives while enjoying a truly unique view of the Royal Gorge, up in the front office of our train. Our engineer will share fascinating facts and history about the Royal Gorge Route. You’ll enjoy the trip, all the way to Parkdale. 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.

Your Cab Ride will be in one of our four locomotives. Click on each one for a history and photo of that particular locomotive:

You may enjoy a freshly prepared entree by pre-purchasing a breakfast entree on the 9:15 AM departure for just $10.95 per adult, or on the 12:30 PM & 3:30 PM departures, pre-purchase the grill entree package for $22.00 per adult.

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.