This historic route takes you along the floor of the scenic Upper Verde River Canyon which includes such highlights as
the Verde Canyons towering crimson cliffs, crossing old-fashioned railroad trestles, Dark 680-foot tunnel and final
terminus at deserted Perkinsville Ranch.
All passengers have access to fantastic open-air viewing cars and the trip features strolling musicians and informative narration.
While on board this 4-hour ride, you will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy the views.
Verde Canyon Rail Tour Package
A terrific scenic Rail Tour
Departs from Sedona on a fully narrated 11-hour tour of the Sonoran desert heading to Clarkdale
where you will stop for lunch at their famous depot. Then climb aboard for your panoramic 4-hour rail experience to Perkinsville through the Verde River Canyon.
This distinctive geographical area includes desert rock faces, crimson cliffs, and towering bridges accessible only by rail.
Verde Canyon Railroad
300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ 86324; (800) 293-7245;
Depot Location: 25 minutes sw of Sedona;
4-hour scenic excursion through the North Verde River Canyon and Sycamore Wilderness Area. Train takes you pass Sinagua Indian
ruins and desert flora and fauna. Keep a sharp eye out for bald eagle, blue herons and deer.
[ Arizona Rail Tours ]
Special Rail Excursions
- Spring in Bloom - March to May
- Firecracker Express - July 4th
- Summer Starlight Tours - Selected weekends in summer
- Fall Colors Tour - October & November
- Custom Holiday Rail Party - November & December
- Santa Claus Express - December
Schedules and fares vary and are subject to change. Boarding and
round-trip terminus are at Clarkdale, 25 minutes Southwest from
This train is pulled by a vintage FP7 diesel locomotive of which only
12 working models still exist. Accomodations range from luxurious First
Class cars to open touring cars.
This historic route takes you along the floor of the otherwise
inaccessible Upper Verde River Canyon - referred to as Arizona's other
"grand canyon". Highlights of the trip include:
- Verde Canyons towering crimson cliffs
- Cross old-fashioned railroad trestles
- Dark 680-foot tunnel
- Terminus at deserted Perkinsville Ranch
Local Sedona Area Attractions:
Tour Jerome Arizona - historic copper mining town of the late 19th century.
Tour Montezuma Castle N.M. - national park preserving historic indian ruins and caverns
Tour Tuzigoot N.M. - national park preserving historic indian ruins
Tour Oak Creek Canyon - scenic drive on highway 89A leading to Sedona
Tour Camp Verde - historic army outpost of the early Arizona Territory
Tour Cottonwood Arizona - visit nearby Dead Horse Ranch and Verde River Nature Area
Tour Verde Canyon Arizona - take an exciting train ride up Arizona's other scenic canyon.
Tour Prescott Arizona
Historic first territorial capital of Arizona.
Popular destination for camping, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, rockhounding and picnicking.
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Sedona Hilton Resort & Spa
90 Ridge Trail Drive, Sedona, AZ 86351;
Location: Take SR-179 South of Sedona to Oak Creek Park;
Set amidst the spectacular beauty of the magnificent red rock formations surrounding Sedona- AZ and offers guests the opportunity to experience Sedona.
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Jerome Grand Hotel
200 Hill Street, Jerome, AZ 86331;
Location: Downtown Jerome off SR-89A;
As the largest National Historic Landmark building in Jerome, AZ and at one mile high, the views from the Jerome Grand Hotel are breathtaking.
Located near downtown, Jerome offers a unique experience with shopping, art galleries, entertainment, hiking trails, museums, the Gold King mine and much much more.
Our on-site ATV rentals offers guests the opertunity to to explore the back roads of Jerome or the many Jeep trails in the Verde Valley.
In addition to our award winning Asylum Restaurant we offer Ghost Hunting Tours on selected week nights.
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