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

Price Information
$60 Adult /$50 Child (ages 1-12) for Vista Dome
$50 Adult / $40 Child (ages 1-12) for Club
$40 Adult / $30 Child (ages 1-12) for Coach

December 9th and 16th  & December 17th – 24th 

$69 Adult /$64 Child (ages 1-12) For Vista Dome
$54 Adult /$49 Child (ages 1-12) For Club
$44 Adult / $39 Child (ages 1-12) For Coach

We urge you to make your reservation early for Santa Express because most dates sell out weeks or months in advance. Please have alternative dates in mind in case your choice of date is unavailable. Please also note that all seats are pre-assigned at time of booking. Specific seating locations cannot be guaranteed. Parties of 5 or more will be seated across the aisle or back to back. When selecting a date, if you do not see the ticket quantity selection, that particular class of service is sold out.

If you made your original reservation online and wish to add more guests to your reservation, please call reservations at 888.724.5748. If you wish to sit with another family which has made their reservation, please call our reservations department prior to making your own reservation. If multiple reservations are made, we cannot ensure that you will be seated together.

Call 888.724.5748 or 719.276.4000 for schedule and to make your reservations or Click here to book now!


Experience the train that takes you to meet Santa Claus himself. 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 shopping done in the Gift Shop for those last minute gifts you have been meaning to pickup.  Sing along to a mix of new and old Christmas tunes playing over the speakers and get that warm fuzzy feeling while watching the antics of the ever so excited children as they wait to board the train for the adventure of their childhood.  After boarding the train delicious and locally sourced food options and drinks are available for purchase in every Santa Express class of service. On the way to the North Pole, Christmas music, Red Vests, and Servers will keep your family entertained, while you nibble on cookies and sip hot cocoa. 

Approximately 30 minutes into your ride the Santa Express Train reaches the North Pole in the Royal Gorge where 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.

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.


Enjoy Delicious Entrees From Our Grill Menu!
Guests may pre-purchase the grill meal package for $20.00 per adult and $12.50 per child to save! All adult grill meal packages come with an entree, 16oz non-alcoholic beverage, and a Santa Express Pint Glass while child meal packages include a child entree and a 16oz beverage. You also have the ability to order on the train à la carte  from our Santa Express Menu.

Special Photo Opportunity: Have a professional photo taken with Santa for a pre-purchased price of only $15.00! This is an exclusive opportunity to spend time with Santa and tell him how good you’ve been. You will have the choice of receiving a print photo with Santa Express picture sleeve or a digital copy on a Royal Gorge logo-ed jump drive. There is also an opportunity to purchase a photo or digital jump drive the day of your trip for $20.00.

The 2016 Santa Express Ornament is Now Available!
Since there is a limited number of these ornaments available, it is strongly recommended that guests pre-purchase ornaments when booking their reservation. This Limited Edition Santa Express Ornament is a porcelain ticket replica with a full color front and a blank back that guests can personalize themselves.