Paradise is a feeling and scenic train rides are giving us major fall color vibes. While some people might think Arizona isn't home to fall colors since it's in the desert that's far from the truth! Nestled up north, there's a scenic train ride in Arizona where the canyons are ablaze with vibrant autumn colors.
From October through November, you can go on the Sedona Fall Colors tour at the Verde Canyon Railroad. Train rides are 4-hours long and take you on a 40-mile roundtrip tour of the beautiful red rock canyons near Sedona. You and your friends can ride in first-class for only $89.95 per ticket. If you choose to do, so you'll get complimentary appetizers and a champagne toast upon entering the car.
All of the train cars are climate-controlled and have panoramic views, so you can take in the beautiful scenery all around you. There's even an open-air viewing car where you can take in the fresh air and snap some photo-worthy pictures.
If you want to ride in style and have an entire car to yourself, you can opt for the Caboose ticket. It's $700 and can fit up to six adults. In the caboose you'll have over-sized chairs, large windows, two private outdoor viewing platforms, and more!
Train rides are available year-round, but when there are events going on tickets sell out fast, so plan accordingly. During normal hours the train departs at 1:00 p.m. however, during special events such as the Magical Christmas Journey hours vary.
During your ride, the train will follow the Verde River and take you by the ghost town of Perkinsville and back. You should leave your furry friends at home unless they are a service animal.
Before the train departs you and your BFF or S/O can immerse yourselves in the trains museum or grab a bite at the cafe. This vintage train ride is perfect for a day out with friends or even an anniversary present for your S/O.
Verde Canyon Railroad Sedona Fall Colors Tour
Price: $64.95-$700 per person
When: October through November
Location: 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale AZ 86324
Why you should go: This 4-hour scenic train ride is the perfect start of the fall season. It would make for a great day out with friends or a romantic date day idea with your S/O.