Verde Canyon Railroad

Built 1912 to serve the copper mines out of Jerome, this Sedona-area must-do has carried over two million passengers since becoming a scenic excursion train in 1990.

Verde Canyon Railroad offers a wilderness adventure into an area of extreme natural beauty, following the curves of the Verde River, 20 miles up through a red rock canyon full of unusual geology, abundant wildlife, lush greenery and Native American ruins, aboard well-appointed vintage train cars traveling historic rails.

Every season offers a different reason to ride; the climate-controlled train runs year-round.

The fully-narrated ride begins at the depot in Clarkdale and ventures 20 miles to the historic ranch town of Perkinsville and back, over vintage trestles and through a 680-foot tunnel. Passengers enjoy access to adjoining open-air cars throughout the 4-hour round-trip.

Special seasonal events include Raptors at the Rails, Summer Starlight, Ales on Rails, Fall Color Tours and Magical Christmas Journey.

Trip Advisor Reviews

  • Location
  • 300 N Broadway
  • Clarkdale, Arizona 86324
  • Hours8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily