The Royal Gorge
Our Vista Domes offer the most spectacular views of the breathtaking Royal Gorge and the mighty Arkansas River. Here, guests are invited to ride and dine in comfortable booth-style seating for a relaxing journey through this meandering canyon. You’ll also have direct access to one of our open-air cars, for an up-close-and-personal experience of the 1,000-foot deep Royal Gorge.
During your trip, fresh, delicious, locally sourced ingredients combine to make our 403 menu (named after our 1950’s locomotive) a favorite for breakfast and lunch aboard Vista Dome. Try one of our many popular appetizers and other favorites like our Basil Chicken Panini, grass-fed Angus & buffalo burgers. For breakfast, breakfast burritos, pancakes, and omelets, along with bottomless locally brewed coffee, are among our most favored options.
Vista Dome Class
Vista Dome Class
1.5 – 2 hours
- 9:15 AM, 12:30 PM, & 3:30 PM Departures
Approximately 2.5 hours
- 6:30 PM Departures
9:15 AM // 12:30 PM // 3:30 PM // 6:30 PM
- $89 per adult / $84 per child (ages 3-12)
- Includes journey. Dining and beverages are additional.
- Prices above do not include taxes, fees, gratuity or dining.
Order from our 403 Grill Menu when booking your ticket and save!
First Class Dinner Train in the Vista Dome at 6:30 PM
- $179/per person (8 years and older please) This event includes journey and three-course dining experience plus a glass of sparkling wine to begin the evening. Click here to view our First Class Dinner Train menu.
- Pricing varies for special events, like New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Wine Dinner and Murder Mystery Trains.
Prices for First Class Dinner Trains do not include taxes, fees or gratuity.
Dates & times subject to change. Visit BOOK NOW for the most current available journeys!
9:15 & 3:30 PM
- Daily with some exceptions, please click BOOK NOW to see the most current available journeys
- Saturdays throughout the year
- Fridays, June 19th – Sept. 4th
- Sundays on select weekends throughout the year
Please don’t purchase a ticket with this intention. Remember, really good people are working hard to provide a wonderful trip and dining experience for you. We promise to do our best and thank you in advance for being a gracious guest.
We look forward to sharing our slice of Royal Gorge beauty with you.
For same day booking please call the reservations department at 719-276-4000
Please note that we seat in parties of 4. In the tradition of railroad fine dining, parties of 2 will most likely be seated across from another couple. Most of our guests enjoy meeting fellow rail fans. When seated with another couple, you and your guest will be seated on the same side. Larger groups will be seated in adjacent rows.
Seating is limited and trains sell out quickly, so make your reservations early online or by calling us at: 719-276-4000.
Every effort will be made to accommodate any special dietary or physical needs. For questions about the accessibility of the train, its different classes, or if you would like to be seated with another party, please call the reservations department at 719-276-4000 prior to booking a reservation on our web site.
Wheelchair Accessibility: The train only can accommodate a limited number of wheelchair patrons per each train departure. The Vista Dome is not accessible to wheelchairs. Guests must be able to climb 14 steps themselves in order to sit in the Dome Cars.
Please call Reservations if you have a wheelchair (24″maximum at base), walker, or difficulties climbing stairs. For questions about the accessibility of the train and its different classes, please call prior to booking a reservation on our website. All seating is assigned/reserved and cannot be guaranteed.Please call a representative at 719-276-4000 to book your tickets for the entire party with a wheelchair or movement impaired passenger.
Only licensed, certified service pets are allowed on the train.
The Royal Gorge Route follows restaurant health codes. Only licensed, certified service animals are allowed on the train. Any other animals, including emotional support animals, are not allowed on the train.
Call our Group Sales Line at 719.276.4007 or 719.276.4006 to book the entire car for your special group.