Spring has almost sprung in the desert and with it comes all of the things we love: flowers, baby animals, and warmer weather. This train ride in Arizona takes you through on a tour through the breathtaking mountains of Sedona. You may see baby eagles and gorgeous wildflowers while surrounded by stunning red rock views. 

Verde Canyon Railroad is a historic train that takes riders along the Verde River between Jerome and Sedona. Their Spring In Bloom event takes place throughout March and April for the ultimate tour of the blossoming foliage in the area. 

The ride is 3.5 to 4 hours long and takes you on a 20-mile journey that winds through the canyons along the Verde River.

First-class tickets are $99 per adult and include complimentary champagne, appetizers, and access to a full bar. Coach tickets are only $74 and include access to snacks and drinks. 

With multiple open-air cars, you'll be able to feel the breeze against your skin or you can opt for a seat inside.

Keep your eyes out for little eaglets as you make your way through the canyon!

Bald eagles nest along the Verde River and their eggs hatch between late February and early March, which means the chicks will be active and exploring by the time of this train ride

This is an amazing way to see some of the coolest parts of Arizona without having to worry about driving! Plus, a vintage train is a pretty awesome way to travel. 

Tickets for this special spring event aboard the train are selling now and advance tickets are required to board this locomotive. 

Free champagne, food, and the chance to see some baby eaglets all seem like an amazing way to celebrate spring in the Grand Canyon state. 

Verde Canyon Rail

Price: $74 to $99 

When: 1 p.m. every day March through April 

Address: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale, AZ

Why You Need To Go: Glimpse desert wildflowers, bald eagles, and the beautiful red rocks of Sedona on this amazing train ride. 


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