New England doesn’t have a patent on fall colors. The vibrant hues and tones of this red-rock canyon abounds during October through November! 

Add the bonus of tasting beer from local Arizona breweries, rich in amber and gold, make this an amazing Autumn journey.   Ales on Rails runs every train day September 16 through October 31.

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit,” wrote Emerson.  In autumn, a trip aboard Verde Canyon Railroad displays the vibrant spirit as it emerges in a stunning color palette of sunshine yellow, glowing mandarin, fiery crimson and rich butterscotch tones.

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.  The brilliant blue skies and red rock cliffs like Sedona overlook this color-splashed spectacle, highlighted by a symphony of scarlet and amber, crimson and gold.  The clear, clean waters of the Verde River, encased by large canopies of centuries-old Cottonwoods and white-barked Sycamores, enhance the beauty of the Canyon and the season.

Autumn is a premier time to visit the Verde Canyon, with temperatures generally ideal and foliage growing ever-more golden as the days roll towards November.  As the mercury begins its yearly dip, the jeweled tones of autumn magnify the geological beauty of the Verde Canyon. It is a season of mild temperatures when wildlife becomes more active and visible.

Photo opportunities are endless. Passengers are drawn with cameras to the open-air viewing cars to capture the kaleidoscope of colors and inhale the earthy richness carried on soft breezes.

Seasonal specialties, expertly crafted by your bartender, reflect the seasonal splendor. The colors of fall are bursting along the Verde River with a gaudy, rowdy, eye-popping colorful flourish that reminds you that you love the season because you’re on a train.

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