Our Food Philosophy

Dining on the Royal Gorge Route

Exceptional cuisine

Your experience aboard the Royal Gorge Route will always include exceptional service, breathtaking scenery, and fantastic, scratch-made dining. Since we resurrected this rail line in 1999, the availability of high-quality, local ingredients has vastly improved, as have the expectations of our 150,000 annual guests from around the world. It remains one of our highest priorities to create fantastic dining experiences using quality ingredients from sources we know and love.

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Why is good food so important to us?

Every day we travel through Colorado’s grandest canyon surrounded by 360-degree views featuring Mother Nature’s most spectacular handiwork. We simply can’t and won’t serve low-quality, nutritionally vapid food to our guests alongside such exceptional service and scenery.

Fresh food tastes better. And buying from Colorado sources we know and love whenever possible lowers our environmental footprint. Virtually all of our main dishes are made from scratch and if not, they’re sourced from top purveyors or artisanal sources within the region.

The scenery, service, and cuisine aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad are truly second to none, as is the train’s full-service bar of local, organic, domestic wines and microbrews, as well as an extensive menu of libations and aperitifs. Every element of the ride enhances the occasion.

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We support Colorado-Grown

  • Avery Brewing
  • Aspen Ridge Beef
  • Bristol Brewing
  • Bouck Bros.
  • Breckenridge Distillery
  • Canyon Bake House
  • Castle Rock Meats Beef & Buffalo
  • Deerhammer Distillery
  • Florence Brewing Co.
  • Goat Patch Brewery
  • Harvest Moon Baking Co.
  • Holy Cross Abbey
  • Lefthand Brewing
  • Leopold Bros.
  • Mile High Spirits
  • Mini Moos & Kids Too Cheese
  • Mountain High Yogurt
  • New Belgium Brewing
  • Oskar Blues Brewing
  • Peach Street Distillers
  • Red Bird Farms Chicken
  • River North Brewery
  • Rocky Mountain Distillery
  • San Luis Valley Brewing
  • SKA Brewing
  • Spirit Hound Distillery
  • White Mountain Farm Quinoa
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Testimonials

  • 4 star rating Dining on the rails We had a club car experience and it was wonderful! Our seats were on the south side of the train and it had an incredible view for the duration of... read more - EliLap24 - 6/25/2020 

    5 star rating Great time. Very fun! Inside car gets a little chilly so bring a light sweater. Friendly staff made us feel so comfortable. Train ride awesome and view was great!! Female conductor was... read more - debdanjo3 - 6/23/2020 

    5 star rating Great Experience This a must do in Colorado springs. We went to the Royal Gorge bridge prior to riding the train and it really made a difference. The river is spectacular... read more - RobertD4137 - 6/22/2020 

  • 5 star rating Fun day trip This was my first time on a passenger train and it didn’t disappoint. We sat in the Vista Dome and the views were amazing. It was nice to... read more - herowannabe - 6/20/2020 

    5 star rating Moments Make Memories Enjoying nachos and Prosecco, delivered by Acacia. She’s funny, efficient, quick, and a wealth of knowledge - Nicole G. - 6/17/2020 

    4 star rating Great views and service, food just ok Took the dome car with our family of five, all sat together, it was very comfortable, but if it’s a nice day I would’ve gone coach and spent the ride... read more - RTMamacita - 6/14/2020 

Adventure awaits

Hop aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure through the Royal Gorge and Colorado Rockies. Departing daily from the Santa Fe Depot in Canon City.

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