SOURCE: Verde Canyon Railroad

Verde Canyon Railroad

August 14, 2013 11:00 ET

Everybody Loves a Colorful Holiday Season at Verde Canyon Railroad

CLARKDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2013) -

'Twas the 10 days of Christmas, when all through the Verde Canyon, Bald eagles Were Soaring, as Were Their Wide-Eyed Human Companions.

During the 10 holiday trains leading up to Christmas, Verde Canyon Railroad celebrates with a creative contest for all passengers. The winner will receive a complimentary ride for six in our luxury caboose and enjoy outdoor viewing platforms, a private valet and unsurpassed pampering. The Ten Days of Verde Canyon Christmas, a keepsake coloring book for kids of all ages, may be downloaded at or received at the depot during your ride on Verde Canyon Railroad's Santa Claus Express.

Ten passenger coaches hug the tracks, curving along the river's edge,
As passengers spot scenic wonders around each bend and rugged ledge.

Nine lizards are seen leaping across lofty red rock walls,
And eight feathered friends are flying free; eagles, hawks and herons tall.

Glimpse seven Javelina scurrying away in single file,
Seen from six open-air viewing cars with panoramas wide and wild.

Five trestles and bridges cross the Verde River on more than one occasion,
Four hours of picture-perfect wilderness brings on spine-tingling sensations!

Winter months are ideal for viewing raptors from inside a climate-controlled passenger coach or outside on a refreshing open-air viewing car. Your silliest holiday sweater won't scare away the abundance of wildlife that calls our Canyon home. Expect a visit from the Jolly One himself. Santa and the Missus ride along with us, sharing goodies and rousing carols with our passengers, enhancing the magical scenery outside our panoramic windows.

Keep an eye out for three wandering burros, so adorable and wild,
And our two historic diesel locomotives will bring out your inner child.
But it's the one magnificent caboose, a classic finale to the train's consist,
Makes you want to color it, add your name and enter it in our contest.

Train travel, Santa, cookies and family fun are traditions that never go out of style. Only two hours from Phoenix and 25 minutes from Sedona, Verde Canyon Railroad is the perfect holiday daytrip. If you plan to stay over, ask about our Room and Ride packages. Scheduled trains depart at 1 p.m. Reservations are accepted at 800.293.7245 or online at

No Christmas tree is complete without a tiny railroad circling its base,
Even better is the life-size version through a naturally stunning place.
Don't just buy a ticket for yourself, Aunt Mary and Uncle Paul,
Give gift certificates to family, fans and friends, one and all!

-It's Not the Destination; It's the Greatest Holiday Journey-

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Teresa Propeck
    Email Contact
    Phone: 623-374-3185
    Facsimile: 623-374-3186