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Fright Night(s) on The Haunted Phantom Train – Month of October

When you’re dying to tap into everything dreaded, climb aboard Verde Canyon Railroad’s static railcar display where a frightening monster squad will make all your nightmares come true.

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Uncorked at Verde Canyon Railroad (wine festival) – Month of May

“Rosé All Day”? How about “Rosé All May”? Verde Canyon Railroad’s Uncorked Wine Fest is a new celebration at the depot daily throughout the month of May.

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Wild Splendor – The Verde Canyon Is Alive!

Learn about raptors and other native Sedona wildlife at the depot and on the train through an up-close experience. By partnering with Arizona’s Liberty Wildlife, Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors the opportunity to see majestic owls and wild raptors at the depot and during the train ride. Liberty Wildlife shares the beauty of a rescued bald eagle, our nation’s noble bird, with visitors at the depot and on the rails on select Saturdays throughout the year.

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Eagle Watch

Whether you choose first-class or coach seating, adjacent open-air viewing cars offer the best opportunity to spot a bald eagle in the wild. Soaring over their winter habitat along Arizona’s perennial streams and rivers, America’s bald eagles inspire all with their majestic appearance and graceful acrobatics.

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Easter Bunny Express

BOOK YOUR BUNNY HUG HERE! Easter Train Trip near Sedona The hoppiest celebration at Verde Canyon Railroad is the Easter Bunny Express on Saturday, April 16th.

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Spring in Bloom

1,800 feet down inside the Verde Canyon, curving along this river, runs the historic tracks of the Verde Canyon Railroad. For over 30 years Verde Canyon Railroad has been taking passengers into this visual wonderland.

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Summer Starlight and Moonlight Rides

This Nighttime Starlight and Moonlight Rides offer a very unique perspective of the Verde Canyon…under the moon and stars!

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Saturday Morning Train Rides

Back by Popular Demand … Verde Canyon Railroad is offering two more eye-opening, Saturday morning train rides. Departing the Clarkdale depot at 9:30 am on August 7 and September 4.

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Grape Train Escape (wine-tasting)

Since 1990, train passengers have enjoyed raising a toast to the Arizona wilderness from well-appointed rail cars, harkening back to a time when relaxing travel by train was recognized as a hallmark of sophistication.

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Ales on Rails (beer festival)

The first sign of autumn isn’t always the changing of the leaves; sometimes it’s the changing of the kegs. Ales on Rails beer festival is Verde Canyon Railroad’s way of toasting this German tradition, providing a rollicking farewell to summer beginning Tuesday, September 13, and running through Monday, October 31.

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HAUNTED HALLOWEEN, ABOARD THE VERDE CANYON RAILROAD… SPOOKEY – OOKEY – FREAKY – ICKY – OOOH!

All who board the Haunted Halloween Express on Sunday, October 31st are swept into a vortex of spine-tingling fun. With goodies and ghost stories, there will be great surprises aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad’s Haunted Halloween Train. This costume-filled holiday gives each of us the chance to relive our childhood through the eyes of our own children, as well as, the children who knock on our door that night.

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Fall Colors Sedona Tour

Fall Colors

As the Verde Canyon Railroad rolls through our vibrant canyon corridor on a Fall Colors Tour, you’ll settle into comfortable loveseats or bistro chairs near panoramic windows as we treat you to the best show of autumn in Arizona.

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The Magical Christmas Journey™

The Magical Christmas Journey™ to the North Pole begins at the Verde Canyon Railroad depot in Clarkdale. The spirit of Christmas is aglow and visible from afar, beckoning all to experience the dream. Seasonal treats and libation may be purchased and enjoyed while perusing the depot grounds rich with festive lighting and holiday décor.

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Ring in the New Year ~ Family-Style at Verde Canyon Railroad~

Celebrate the coming of the New Year with your family and friends on a classic family train adventure!

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Locomotive Ride-A-Long

Locomotive Ride-Along

Savor the day from inside the cab of a rare and powerful American-built locomotive. During the ride-along, you’ll be seated between the engineer and conductor inside the cab of the Railroad’s classic 1953 General Motors EMD FP7 for the four-hour journey from Clarkdale to Perkinsville and back.

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Chocolate Lovers’ Special

Verde Canyon Railroad’s popular “Chocolate Lovers’ Special” on February 11, 12 and 13 combines the thrill of a wild, scenic train ride through Arizona’s premier red rock canyon with a sumptuous selection of decadent chocolates and romance-themed cocktails.

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