RIDING THE STUNNING VERDE CANYON RAILROAD
I only knew about the Verde Canyon Railroad experience when I popped into the visitor center to get a Sedona map.
I overhead a staff member telling a couple about the train trip and mentioning that it was not only one of the top Sedona attractions and things to do in Arizona, but one of the top four attractions in the USA!
That’s massive kudos. I knew then it was something for us to experience.
The good news is it’s incredibly affordable to travel the Verde Canyon Railroad in style! A first class ticket ia only $20 extra than a regular ticket and I think well worth the price.
In the First Class carriage you get appetizers, champagne toast upon arrival, access to a cash bar, and comfy seats large enough to lie down on – not just for the children; I spied a few adults resting after a couple of glasses of wine!
What is the Verde Canyon Railroad?
The Verde Canyon Railroad is a 40-mile return journey through 100 years of history, culture and dramatic scenery. It follows the Verde River and the riparian ecosystem it carves along the way with cottonwoods and high sandstone cliffs flanking its sides.
Now passengers can travel through the same isolated and rugged landscape that those early pioneers saw as they were struggling to blast and lay the tracks.
Every carriage no matter the class gets access to an open air carriage. As the windows within the carriages aren’t super large, this is how you’ll get your best views.
The guides are very good at alerting you to when good photo opportunities are arriving. Counting you down to cameras at the ready for curves, bridge crossings and tunnel approaches.
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