STARLIGHT ILLUMINATES AND GRAPES ACCENTUATE SUMMER NIGHTS
2020 Dates – July 18, August 1 and September 5
This Saturday Starlight Ride offers a very unique perspective of the Verde Canyon…under the moon and stars!
It’s not just the stars that come out to play in Verde Canyon. On select Saturday evenings, the Verde Canyon Railroad departs the depot at 5:30 p.m.. As it rumbles through the Canyon, the low slant of sun bathes the high cliffs in soft golden hues. The train reaches the turn-around point of Perkinsville amid a scandalous sunset.
Indulge your senses with crisp canyon air, a meandering river and glorious red rock formations all serenaded by classic railroad tunes and the clickety-clack of wheels along the tracks of this historic wilderness route. Dance together to “The Locomotion” on an open-air car. Cheer as the train passes through the darkness of a 680-foot tunnel. Toast the reason with a prickly pear margarita. The fun is endless and it’s even better when you have a signature cocktail or hot beverage in hand.
The return trip offers a serene glimpse into the nocturnal wildlife set against a dazzling canvas of celestial bodies. As the sun slips behind distant mountains, cool air sweeps through the Canyon signaling the resident wildlife to begin their nightly rounds.
The Canyon comes alive with the luminous glow of moon-kissed skies on Verde Canyon Railroad’s popular Saturday Starlight Tours.