Royal Gorge Route Railroad
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ROYAL GORGE ROUTE RAILROAD PRESENTS “RIDE THE RAILS” IN ASSOCIATION WITH CAÑON CITY, COLORADO FEATURING SPECTACULAR SCENERY AND UNIQUE DINING OPTIONS ON A MAGNIFICENT 24-MILE JOURNEY THROUGH THE BREATHTAKING ROYAL GORGE PHONE 888.RAILS.4U WEB RoyalGorgeRoute.com MAJESTY! ADVENTURE! MEMORIES for a LIFETIME! Ladies, gentlemen and children of every age will marvel at the world-famous Royal Gorge Route Railroad. Step aboard a living legend where modern comforts are paired with the amenities of yesteryear. Deep within the granite cliffs of the Royal Gorge, you will travel alongside the tumbling waters of the legendary Arkansas River. Dramatic and beautiful, the Gorge captivates at every turn– each vista finer than the last. So bend an ear and listen for the conductor’s call, “All Aboard!” This is a grand train for an epic adventure, filled with breathtaking sights and a rolling feast where life-long memories are made for young and old alike. HISTORY COMES ALIVE when you RIDE THE RAILS! One step aboard the Royal Gorge Route Railroad and you’ve embarked upon a breathtaking journey that started back in the 1870s. Colorado wasn’t even a state when word of her magnificent beauty and potential profits spread like wildfire through a young nation. Now you can shadow the footsteps of the miners and pioneers who risked life and limb to scratch out a living in this rugged place. “There’s silver in those hills!” was the rallying cry and a siren song to thousands of wily adventurers who made a beeline for Leadville. Soon the tiny, high-altitude town boomed, warranting a train line to the east for needed supplies and a passenger route. Like a bar-room brawl on wheels, two railroad companies – the Denver & Rio Grande and the Santa Fe – vied for the route. Both companies began construction alongside the wild and woolly Arkansas River, but the Gorge had only enough room for one set of tracks. The legal battle, dubbed the “Royal Gorge War,” began. Once the dust settled, the Denver & Rio Grande came out the victors! Now you’re the winner as you make a little history of your own. WAYS TO EXPERIENCE the ROYAL GORGE All passengers have access to an open-air car. Coach Seating Relax in comfortable seats and enjoy the view of the rugged granite walls of the Royal Gorge. Among the comforting clickety-clack of the tracks, you’ll live life at a more relaxed pace and marvel at a scenic world within the Gorge. Hungry? Head to the well-outfitted Concession Car and indulge in any number of goodies or grab a drink in our classic Lounge Car. Vista Dome Look up through these glass-topped domes! You’ll see birds of prey soaring through the majestic Royal Gorge as you relax in comfortable seats, courtesy of true American craftsmanship. Delicious entrées are available a la carte for breakfast and lunch. Bon appétit! Cab Ride Perhaps our most unique offering, this lets the kid in you ride in the locomotive with a real-live engineer for the duration of the trip. You’ll get the best view of the tracks ahead and may even get to blow the whistle. Engineer cap not included. Boxed lunch available for purchase. Physical restrictions apply, see website for details. (Minimum age 13) First Class Dining LUNCH Nothing beats a mid-day cruise and luncheon through the Royal Gorge. Our chefs combine their skill with the freshest ingredients to offer a rolling feast. Enjoy your meal in our classic Dining Car or our Observation Dome Car with views as remarkable as the food. (Minimum age 3) DINNER Climb aboard for the ride of a lifetime, and tuck into a meal that’s just as memorable. Enjoy a seasonal, freshly prepared meal in your choice of the classic Dining Car or the Observation Dome Car. Either way, you’ll have a meal and a trip you’ll never forget. (Minimum age 8) SPECIAL EVENTS and LIMITED-EDITION RIDES Wine Dinners For a stirring combination of fine dining, fine wines and the best scenic ride around, our Wine Dinners are the toast of the season. Indulge in a 5-flight feast paired with a perfectly matched wine for each portion of the meal. You’ll be guided through each specially selected wine and entrée, and you’ll learn how their flavors complement and enrich each bite as the scenery enhances the entire evening. Murder Mystery Dinners The talented actors of Red Herring Productions take you on an adventure through the Gorge like you’ve never experienced before! Enjoy your chef-prepared feast, behold the beauty of the Gorge and watch your back, as that man next to you might be the culprit! Figure out ‘who dunnit’ and experience thrills, chills and the ride of a lifetime! Oktoberfest Lunch ‘Tis the season to be German! Climb aboard the train and celebrate the fall, tasty food and scenery that can’t be beat. From live Polka music to a specially crafted menu to your very own pint beer glass to take home, an Oktoberfest ride on the rails is something you won’t soon forget! Santa Express The Santa Express train is the answer for this year’s holiday fun! Get into your PJ’s and hop aboard for a magical journey into the Gorge, straight to the North Pole – with a special visit from Santa Claus. Families enjoy classic Christmas carols over a steaming cup of hot chocolate and cookies, all the while making memories of cheer that will last for generations. Enjoy the excitement of the children as they receive a special gift from Santa. Make your reservations soon, as spots fill up quickly! Planning a party or an event? Contact a reservation agent at 1.888.RAILS.4U or RoyalGorgeRoute.com. BILL of FARE All passengers have access to an open-air car. SPECIAL EVENTS Questions? Call us at 719.276.4000 Class of Service Adult Child Event Adult Child Coach Class $33.00 $22.00 Oktoberfest Lunch Experience the Gorge in coach-car comfort. (ages 3 – 12) Dining Car $65.00 $45.00 A la carte fare is always available in the Concession Car and libations are available Observation Dome $95.00 $75.00 in the Lounge Car. Kids under 3 ride free on a Enjoy traditional German fare, live music, beer, and (ages 3 – 12) parent’s lap. a free pint glass. Available every Fri., Sat., and Sun. from September 17th – October 10th. Vista Dome $58.00 $47.00 Raised seating creates the sensation of flying along (ages 3 – 12) Santa Express Train the fast-flowing Arkansas with 360-degree views of Coach $29.00 $19.00 the Gorge within this climate-controlled, enclosed, glass-domed car. A la carte fare is available for Vista Dome $44.00 $34.00 breakfast and lunch and prepared fresh to order. Experience the magic of Santa Express as you travel (ages 2 – 12) Kids under 3 ride free on a parent’s lap. to the North Pole where Santa Claus boards the train. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and a special holiday gift.Young and old alike are welcome to dress in PJ’s. Cab Ride $99.00 N/A Kids under 2 ride free on a parent’s lap. A rare opportunity for train enthusiasts to ride in the cab of our locomotive with our bona-fide railroad engineer. (Minimum age 13) 2010 train SCHEDULE All day-time departures are 2 hours in duration. Daily listings can be found at RoyalGorgeRoute.com FIRST CLASS DINING Choose from chef-prepared seasonal entrées combined with outstanding service & views, all in the comfort of either our well-appointed Dining Car or Observation Dome Car. Departure Dates Departure Times Meal Service Adult Child March 13 – May 23 12:30pm Saturdays and Sundays Weekend Departures 6:30pm Dinner & Murder Mystery Lunch Train Trains on select evenings Dining Car $65.00 $45.00 Observation Dome $95.00 $75.00 May 29 – October 10 9:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm* This full-service gourmand’s three-course lunch (ages 3 – 12) Daily Departures is served on 12:30 pm departures. (Minimum age 3) 6:30pm Dinner, Murder Mystery Trains & Wine Dinners on select evenings Dinner Train Dining Car $79.00 $79.00 Observation Dome $109.00 $109.00 October 16 – November 28 12:30pm Saturdays and Sundays Available on select evenings, these leisurely three-hour (ages 8 – 12) Weekend Departures 6:30pm Dinner & Murder Mystery excursions feature seasonal and regionally inspired, Trains on select evenings chef-prepared meals. (Minimum age 8) Murder Mystery Trains $110.00 $110.00 December 26 – 30 12:30pm Daily Experience top-quality entertainment with a classic (ages 8 – 12) 6:00pm Nightly ‘who dunnit’ murder mystery combined with our award-winning 3-course dinner. Available in our classic Dining Car. (Minimum age 8) Santa Express 6:00pm November 20 – December 19 Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday Wine Dinner December 20 – 30 Every Night Dining Car $125.00 N/A Observation Dome $155.00 N/A No Departures on December 25th Fine local and international wines are expertly paired with the Railroad’s classic and seasonal cuisine on *From August 22 – October 10, 3:30pm available on Saturdays only. July 17th, August 21st, September 11th and Group rates available for 16 or more. Dates, times, and consist subject October 23rd. (Minimum age 21) to change without notice.