Tracking Down the Past: The Verde Canyon Railroad Story

One of the visionaries behind the Verde Canyon Railroad, and the woman behind the man, author Linda Durbano shares the incredible and inspiring history of this scenic rail line.

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Per restrictions put into place by Coconino County, Yavapai County and Prescott National Forest Services, there is NO outside smoking allowed. Verde Canyon Railroad is immediately implementing the following guidelines: The Verde Canyon Railroad Depot, Immediate grounds and Train are no smoking facilities. All smoking receptacles, generally strategically placed on depot grounds, will no longer be available. Guests and employees will be required to smoke inside of closed vehicles and extinguish smoking material in vehicle receptacles. We appreciate your respect to the well-being and preservation of our Canyon, our region and our state.

Summer temperatures in Arizona can reach uncomfortable levels.  If you are concerned that you will be uncomfortable on your scheduled ride-date, please decide prior to boarding the train and we will gladly reschedule your train ride. If you board the train, you are acknowledging that you are in acceptance of the summer temperature variations and no refunds will be issued after the train ride.

At The Depot
At The Depot

Enjoy the historic surroundings, learn about the Sedona area railroad history, grab a delicious bite to eat with friends, or stop by the gift shop. The Verde Canyon Railroad Depot is where the fun starts.

At The Depot
Aboard The Train
Aboard The Train

Tradition meets comfort and adventure with friends for the whole family. Our 4-hour train tour offers outdoor viewing cars, food & alcohol service, and the ability to see places inaccessible without the train.

Aboard The Train
In The Canyon
In The Canyon

Towering red rock buttes, steep ravines, bald eagles and other wildlife viewing in one of the world's most beautiful canyons. Experience the fun today!

In The Canyon
Arizona's Longest-Running Nature Show
  • Sedona & Verde Valley Family Fun

    From the moment you step foot on one of our meticulously refurbished train cars, you and your family will be transported to a simpler, more leisurely time away from the distractions and annoyances of our modern world. Breathe deep, order a drink and relax as you glide along on a 4-hour20-mile journey through 110 years of history while still enjoying modern creature comforts like climate control, comfortable seating, thoughtful décor and awe-inspired scenery.

    SEDONA AREA TOURS AND SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

  • Scenic Nature Tours Near Sedona

    Our classic FP7 locomotives, 2 of only 10 still in existence today, pull you along a red rock valley teaming with wildlife that is so picturesque and verdant, it’s no wonder they call it Verde Canyon. People who have visited Sedona, AZ know it’s one of the world’s most beautiful places and that its beauty comes from the natural surroundings. Verde Canyon Railroad gives you an exclusive look at what Sedona and the Verde Valley would have been like before all the people, construction, and traffic got in the way of the beauty. Watch from your window or the open air viewing cars as bald eagles, blue heron, and 74 other species of animals fly, swim, and interact in the picturesque setting they were meant to occupy.

  • Events & Adventures Close to Sedona

    As if our daily 4-hour trips up the Canyon weren’t fun enough, our special events really make for an experience your friends and family won’t soon forget. In fact, our events sell out regularly and many of our guests are return visitors from all over the world. After you experience one of the Verde Canyon’s incredible events first hand you’ll wonder why you ever settled for a chocolate, wine or a beer festival on solid ground! Don’t miss out on the fun, check out our events page or get information on vacation packages today!

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