Experience the Vista Dome Class

Our Vista Dome cars offer spectacular views of the breathtaking Royal Gorge and the mighty Arkansas River from comfortable booth-style seats for a relaxing trip through Colorado’s most dramatic canyon.

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The Royal Gorge

Our Vista Domes offer the most spectacular views of the breathtaking Royal Gorge and the mighty Arkansas River. The Vista Dome class offers comfortable booth-style seats for a relaxing trip through this meandering canyon. Guests in the Vista Dome also have access to one of our open-air cars, for an up-close-and-personal experience of the 1,000-foot deep canyon, called the Royal Gorge.

During your trip, fresh, delicious, locally-sourced ingredients combine to make our 403 menu (named after our 1950’s locomotive) a favorite for breakfast and lunch about Vista Dome. While onboard, try one of our many popular appetizers and other favorites like breakfast burritos, pancakes, and omelets on our morning departure. If you’re traveling in the afternoon, our Basil Chicken Panini, grass-fed Angus & buffalo burgers are among our most favored options.

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Vista Dome Class

Vista Dome Class

Duration of Trip

1 hour 45 minutes – 2 hours 

  • 9:15 AM, 12:30 PM, & 3:30 PM departures

2 hours 30 minutes

  • 5:00 PM* & 6:30 PM Departures.

* 2-hour trips Monday through Friday in March

Price Information

All listed prices do not include taxes and fees.

9:15 AM // 12:30 PM // 3:30 PM

  • $79 per adult
  • $74 per child (ages 3-12)

12:30 PM May 22nd- September 6th & All Departures on Holiday Weekends

  • $84 per adult
  • $79 per child.

5:00 PM & 6:30 PM Departures (2.5 Hour Trip)

  • $79 per adult
  • $74 per child (3 to 12 years)

Dates of Service

12:30 PM

  • Daily, Jan. 1st – 5th & Jan. 11th – Nov. 15th (Nov – Dec see Holiday Train)

9:15 AM

  • Daily, May 18th – Oct. 18th

3:30 PM

  • Daily, May 1st, 8th, & May 11th – Sept 4th

9:15 & 3:30 PM

  • Saturdays, Sept. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th
  • Sundays, Sept. 13th, 20th, 27th

5:00 PM

  • Saturdays, Feb. 15th, April 4th – April 25th & Oct. 3rd – 31st
  • March 9th- 14th, 16th – 21st, & 23rd – 28th

6:30 PM

  • Saturdays, May 2nd – September 26th
  • Fridays, June 19th – Sept. 4th

The Fine Print

For same day booking please call the reservations department at 888.724.5748

Please note that we seat in parties of 4. In the tradition of railroad fine dining, parties of 2 will most likely be seated across from another couple. Most of our guests enjoy meeting fellow rail fans. When seated with another couple, you and your guest will be seated on the same side. Larger groups will be seated in adjacent rows.

Seating is limited and trains sell out quickly, so make your reservations early online or by calling us at: 888.724.5748.

Every effort will be made to accommodate any special dietary or physical needs. For questions about the accessibility of the train, its different classes, or if you would like to be seated with another party, please call the reservations department at 888.724.5748 prior to booking a reservation on our web site.

Wheelchair Accessibility: The train only can accommodate a limited number of wheelchair patrons per each train departure. The Vista Dome is not accessible to wheelchairs. Guests must be able to climb 14 steps themselves in order to sit in the Dome Cars. Please call a representative at 719-276-4000 to book your tickets for the entire party with a wheelchair or movement impaired passenger.

Call our Group Sales Line at 719.276.4004 to book the entire car for your special group.

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