Rumble through the heart of Arizona aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad. "Arizona's longest running nature show" twists through a wilderness area that shelters bald eagles, deer, Javelina and countless other animals. Vintage cars provide first-class comfort while the panoramic window views transport your imagination to somewhere wild and untamed. Every season presents a new reason to ride.Verde Canyon Railroad also hosts a number of community events including an art festival and Independence Day celebration.
Ride in restored, vintage Pullman cars pulled by a FP7 locomotive on a 20-miles scenic ride to the ghost town of Perkinsville and back. You'll pass through the high desert and 100 years of history as your train takes you through the canyon. Step out onto viewing platforms for plenty of photo ops with informative attendants to point things out and answer questions. Entertainment and food is available inside. By the way, inside is climate controlled. You could spot Ancient Sinagua ruins, bald eagles and Great Blue Herons as you pass close to canyon walls and riparian areas. It's a relaxing way to get a sense of the area.