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Colorado Travel Planning Guides : Royal Gorge Country : The Royal Gorge Route

DISTANCE MOST RAFTED RIVER SEASONS QUOTES
DISTANCE MOST RAFTED RIVER SEASONS QUOTES



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Ride the rails through the Royal Gorge on Colorado's oldest scenic train, the Historic Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad offers a class of service for every budget and taste. Choose from comfortable, just-renovated Coach Class with big views, or First Class options like Vista Dome for a classic dining experience or Sunshine Falls Bar and Parlor Car - where you can relax in a private, well-appointed railcar. Excursions and special events include Gourmet Lunch and Dinner aboard the Colorado Wine Train, Murder Mystery Dinners, Easter Bunny Train, Mother's Day Brunch, Oktoberfest and Santa Express Train.

The Royal Gorge Route Railroad has the largest fleet of Vista Dome cars in the lower 48, offering panoramic views of the gorge in fully resorted 1950's glass topped dome cars. These cars are in service daily for Vista Dome service and gourmet lunch, dinner and wine trains.


Purchase tickets at the Historic Santa Fe Depot in Caņon City which is located directly off Highway 50 (Royal Gorge Boulevard). Turn south on 3rd Street at the traffic light and cross the track to the train depot. The train operates year-round except for the months of January, February and is closed Thanksgiving and Christmas day.

For more information & Schedule:
Call: (888) 724-5748
Visit:
www.RoyalGorgeRoute.com

2014 Tickets and Classes of Service:

Coach Class:
$39 Adult / $28 Child (ages 3-12)
(Age 2 and under ride free on a parent's lap.)
Experience the Gorge in coach-car comfort or enjoy it while riding in our open-air car. A la carte fare is always available in the concession car and libations are available in the Sunshine Falls Bar Car. Click here to see the menu.

Twilight Coach Class: Enjoy a special 6:30 pm departure for a 3-hour journey through the Royal Gorge at the best time of day - twilight. This 6:30 pm departure is available throughout the summer when dinner trains operate. Twilight trains are three hours round trip.
Visit
www.RoyalGorgeRoute.comfor details.

Vista Dome Class:
$64 Adult / $53 Child (ages 3-12)
(Age 2 and under ride free on a parent's lap.)
Enjoy the breathtaking views from a classic glass-topped dome car and enjoy a delicious al la carte breakfast, lunch or dinner prepared by our chef. Our food is prepared fresh and the service is outstanding. A full service bar is also available in Vista Dome service. Wait staff is on-board the train to take your food and beverage order.

Twilight Vista Dome Class: Enjoy a special 6:30 pm departure for a 3-hour journey through the Royal Gorge at the best time of day - twilight. This 6:30 pm departure is available throughout the summer when dinner trains operate.

Sunshine Falls Bar and Parlor Car:
$47 / Person (Minimum age of 8 years old.)
Experience the breathtaking views from our Sunshine Falls Bar and Parlor Car, enjoy local wine, beer, and specialty drinks while eating a delicious al la carter breakfast, lunch or dinner prepared by our chef. All Bar class passengers have a full menu of delicious food items that may be ordered while seated in the Bar class for breakfast, lunch, or dinner (additional charges apply). The full service bar offers specialty drinks, beer on tap as well as a complete wine list. All ticketed Bar Class passengers must be 8-years of age or older to sit in the Sunshine Falls Bar car.
Visit www.RoyalGorgeRoute.comfor details.



Gourmet Dinner Train:

Dinner in the classic dining car: $115 Adult/Child

Dinner in the Observation Gourmet Dome: $115 Adult/Child
(Minimum age is 8 years old and they must be well behaved.)
The Royal Gorge Route's Gourmet Dinner Train is Colorado's most unique rolling restaurant, offering delicious entrees and wines from around the country. Imagine fine dining, exceptional service, and delicious food combined with the spectacular scenery of the Royal Gorge seasoned with a ride on the rails behind a 1950's streamliner. Dinner class offers reserved seating and private open-air car.
Choose from seasonal entrees, and enjoy delicious fare, white linen covered fine dining tables, personal service and outstanding views. Vista Dome or first-class dining car seating is available.
Visit www.RoyalGorgeRoute.comfor details.

Murder Mystery Train:
$119.00 / Person (Minimum age of 8 years old.). Groups and individual guests discover "who dunnit" during one of several themed murder mystery dinner performances on select evenings throughout the year. Large group engagements may also be scheduled upon request. Our award winning dinner fare is included with seasonal entrees prepared fresh by our chef. Murder mystery trains are 3-hours in duration. 6:30PM departures May 24 to October 25, 2014.
NEW! Join us for our final Murder Mystery of the year on October 31, 2014
as we celebrate with a brand new Halloween Who-Dunnit!
Ticket price includes 3 hour round-trip train ride, murder mystery performance and dinner fare. Visit www.RoyalGorgeRoute.comfor details.


Mother's Day Brunch:
Brunch in the Observation Gourmet Dome: $109 Adult / Child $89
(Minimum age of 3 years old and must be well behaved.)
Mother's Day premeir departures are at 12:30pm on May 10 and 11. You'll hit a home run this year inviting Mom on our very special Mother's Day Brunch train. Begin with a glass of champagne, followed by a variety of chef prepared entrees, and finished off with adessert that would make your mother proud.
Visit www.RoyalGorgeRoute.comfor details.

Santa Express Train:
Vista Dome: $55 Adult / $45 Child (1-12)
First Class: $45 Adult / $35 Child (1-12)
Coach: $35 Adult / $25.00/Child (1-12)
Children under 1 ride free on an adult's lap.

Santa Express 2013 Schedule:
Nov 22-24, 6PM departure
Nov 29 - Dec 1, 12PM and 6PM departures
Dec 5-6, 12-13 and 16-20 & 26, 6PM departure
Dec 7, 8, 14, 15, 21-24, 12PM and 6PM departure
Ride with Santa! St. Nick visits the Royal Gorge each year on the Santa Express. Professionally decorated trains carry children of all ages to meet Santa at the North Pole while they sip hot cocoa, nibble on cookies and listen to holiday stories and festive tunes. Thousands of lights bedeck the festive North Pole Village in the Gorge itself where Santa Claus boards the train to hear children's Christmas wishes and to gift each child with a special holiday bell. Entrees are available in First Class and the Vista Dome from the Grill Menu along with a full-service bar. All passengers have access to bar and concession food items. Santa Express is a 1.5 hour round trip ride.
Visit www.RoyalGorgeRoute.comfor details.

Oktoberfest:
Oktoberfest Lunch in the Observation Gourmet Dome: $99 Adult / $79 Child
Oktoberfest Lunch in the classic dining car: $79 Adult / $59 Child
(Children: 3-12, Minimum 3 years of age and must be well behaved.)

Come join us daily September 13 through October 12, 2014 on our 12:30 PM departure to celebrate Oktoberfest! In addition to our regular lunch menu, we're adding a special Oktoberfest entree. Choose "Oktoberfest Entree" with your entree choice.
Visit www.RoyalGorgeRoute.com for details.



2014 Historic Royal Gorge Route Schedule

Mar 8 - Apr 30 - Daily Departures at: 12:30PM
Classes of Service: Vista Dome, Sunshine Falls Bar & Parlor Car and Coach
Easter Lunch and Lunch in the Dome available on Mar 30.
Lunch and Lunch in the Dome available on Apr 13.

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May 1 - 23 - Daily Departures at: 12:30PM

Classes of Service: Vista Dome, Sunshine Falls Bar & Parlor Car and Coach, select days Lunch, Dinner and Mother's Day Brunch.
*Lunch and Lunch in the Dome is available on May 4, 5, 18, 19 and 24.
*Mother's Day Brunch and Brunch in the Dome is available on May 10&11
**Dinner in the Dome and Murder Mystery Train available on May 25.

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May 24 - Oct 31 - Daily Departures at: 9:30AM*, 12:30PM, 3:30PM** and 6:30PM***

Classes of Service: Vista Dome, Sunshine Falls Bar & Parlor Car, Coach, Lunch, Dinner and Murder Mystery Trains
All Daytime departures are 2 hours in duration. Our 6:30PM departures are 3 hours in duration.

Murder Mystery Trains available Saturday evening May 24 to Ocotber 25. Departing at: 6:30PM.
Dinner Trains available Saturday Evenings May 24 through October 25.

* No 9:30 departures after Oct. 12
** 3:30 pm departure not available after Sept. 27

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November Departures:

Classes of Service: Vista Dome, Bar & Parlor, Club and Coach Trains

12:30PM departures on November 1-2 and 8-9 in the Vista Dome, Club, and Coach classes of service. The Grill Menu is available for al la carte purchases which are prepared fresh to order.

1:00PM Santa Express departures on Nov 28-30 in the Vista Dome, Club, or Coach classes of service. The Grill Menu is available for al la carte purchases which are prepared fresh to order. The Concession car is available for Coach class of service.

5:00PM Santa Express departures on Nov 22 & 23 in the Vista Dome, Club, or Coach classes of service. The Grill Menu is available for al la carte purchases which are prepared fresh to order. The Concession car is available for Coach class of service.

6:00PM Santa Express departures on Nov 21 in the Vista Dome or Club classes of service. The Grill Menu is available for al la carte purchases which are prepared fresh to
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December Departures
Classes of Service: Vista Dome, Club Car and Coach Trains

1:00PM Santa Express departures on Dec 6-7, 13-14 and 20-24 in the Vista Dome, Club, or Coach classes of service. The Grill Menu is available for al la carte purchases which are prepared fresh to order. The Concession car is available for Coach class of service.

5:00PM Santa Express departures on Dec 6-7, 13-14 and 20-24 in the Vista Dome, Club, or Coach classes of service. The Grill Menu is available for al la carte purchases which are prepared fresh to order. The Concession car is available for Coach class of service.

6:00PM Santa Express departures on Dec 4-5, 11-12 and 15-19 in the Vista Dome, Club, or Coach classes of service (Coach only available on select dates for 6PM). The Grill Menu is available for al la carte purchases which are prepared fresh to order. The Concession car is available for Coach class of service.

8:00PM Santa Express departures on Dec 6, 13, and 20-24 in the Vista Dome, Club, or Coach classes of service. The Grill Menu is available for al la carte purchases which are prepared fresh to order. The Concession car is available for Coach class of service.

12:30PM Holiday Train departures on Dec 26-30 and Jan 1-4 in the Vista Dome and Classic classes of service. The Grill Menu is available for al la carte purchases which are prepared frest to order.

6:30PM departure on Dec 31 for the New Year's Eve Dinner in the Dome Train.

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Santa Express Train -
Special Event
We suggest that you make your reservations early. Santa Express is extremely popular and sells out months in advance. All seating is assigned/reserved. If you have seating requests, please call Reservations, 888-724-5748.

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Holiday Train
12:30PM departures on Dec 26-30 and Jan 1-45.

Experience the ultimate Royal Gorge experience in our 1950s Dome Car; surrounded by glass in this upper level car or enjoy a leisurely ride in the Classic Car. The Dome offers restaurant style booth seating for 4 or the Classic car offers a table for 4. Either class, you will enjoy the breathtaking views of the Royal Gorge. You'll be treated to some of the most stunning scenery in Colorado along with the ambiance and nostalgia of a bygone era, when riding in a dome car was the ultimate in railroading!

Special Offers: First Class and Vista Dome guests may pre-purchase our meal deal special for $13.95 per adult and $8.25 per child to save up to $5.00 per meal. You will be given this option when making an online reservation.

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December 31st
New Year's Eve Dinner in the Observation Gourmet Dome
6:30PM departure, $109 / ticket. Enjoy our delicious 3-course dinner, live entertainment, a glass of champagne, and a spectacular 3-hour journey through the Royal Gorge.

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