Since the first Verde Canyon Railroad excursion rolled out of Clarkdale more than 30 years ago, following a historic route completed in 1912, our train has expanded in length, number of employees and amenities, but has never lost its commitment to preserving, protecting and presenting to the world the rare red rock riparian wilderness it calls home.
The first sign of autumn isn’t always the changing of the leaves; sometimes it’s the changing of the kegs. When the air turns crisp, and pint glasses are raised in celebration, it can only mean that Oktoberfest has arrived. Ales on Rails is Verde Canyon Railroad’s way of toasting this German tradition, providing a rollicking farewell to summer beginning Tuesday, September 14, and running through Sunday, October 31, 2021. Sample a wide range of local Arizona breweries, richly crafted beers ranging from the lightest pilsners to the hoppiest IPAs to the deepest stouts the Copper State has to offer.
As Always, it’s never the destination, it’s the amazing journey aboard Verde Canyon Railroad!
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
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
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
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-hour, 20-mile journey through 110 years of history while still enjoying modern creature comforts like climate control, comfortable seating, thoughtful décor and awe-inspired scenery.
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.
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!