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Jeep to Red Canyon or Royal Gorge. Ride the Royal Gorge Route Railroad.

In summer, transfers are included!

Your full day Jeep & Train adventure begins at our Cañon City office. After a short ride to the Royal Gorge train depot, you’ll skip the ticket line, as we escort you to the train to begin your 24-mile train excursion through the 1,100-foot-deep Royal Gorge, alongside the raging Arkansas River. Throughout the ride, you’ll have the opportunity to see Colorado wildlife, including bald eagles, Heron, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, mule deer, and flora native to the gorge. This unique Jeep & Train adventure is a chance to combine Fremont County’s only guided Jeep experience with a slice of Rocky Mountain railroad history.

BONUS: COMPLIMENTARY BRIDGE TICKETS (When booking here only!)

Select the ROYAL GORGE JEEPING option below (with either Coach or Dome train seating) and you’ll receive a FREE Royal Gorge Bridge & Park admission ticket, so you can return to the Park on your own to explore the Visitor Center, Theater, ride the gondola, hike the park’s trails, and walk over the bridge at your leisure. As bridge tickets cost up to $28 (varies by season), this bonus will save you $$$ over purchasing a jeep tour, train ride, and Bridge tickets separately. You can go back to the Bridge after your Jeep & Train (and stay until dusk) or save your ticket and visit the Bridge the next day. Two days of fun for the price of one!

TOUR SUMMARY

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Cost: From $148 Adult, $123 Children Under 12

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Length: About 6 – 8 hours

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Departure: 8:30am, daily
Check In: 8:00am

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Elevation: Varies by jeep tour

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Availability: March to October, 7 days/week. Varies depending on train schedule.

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Ages: All ages welcome. If a child requires a booster seat in the jeep, customer must bring one. Child seats are not allowed on the train. Children under 3 on a parent’s lap ride the train at no charge.

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Meal: Not Included (Food available for purchase on the train)

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Dogs Allowed: No

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Minimum Required: 2 People

Ride in Coach (Included), or Upgrade to Dome

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Coach Seating

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Dome Seating

Customize the Royal Gorge train ride to suit your budget! Our Jeep & Train package includes comfortable coach seats with large windows to take in the spectacular views. Or, to get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, we recommend an upgrade to the dome car for an additional $30/person, which features a large glass window that curves up to the roof, offering unobstructed views of the canyons and river.

Transportation INFO

In summer (Memorial Day to Labor Day), we’ll be waiting at the depot when your trip ends to bring you back to our office, where you’ll enjoy a picnic style hamburger and hot dog lunch at Eddy Out Cafe. During the off-season, you will provide your own transportation to/from the depot, and lunch is not included in the package but can be purchased separately on the train.

Select Your Jeep Tour – Red Canyon or the Royal Gorge

After lunch, your off-road adventure begins! Choose one of two jeep tours: The Red Canyon Tour (approximately 3 hours) takes you through bright red towering spires and monoliths sculpted by the erosion of a layer of sedimentary rock made famous by Red Rocks, Garden of the Gods, and Morrison. Or, select the popular Royal Gorge Tour (approximately 3.5 hours) that crosses the historic Royal Gorge Bridge and explores the beautiful overlooks and steep drop-offs into the roaring Arkansas River. Although both of these jeep tours are fantastic, we recommend selecting the Royal Gorge Tour with this Jeep & Train package, as it gives you an opportunity to experience the gorge from the railroad tracks alongside the Arkansas River at the bottom of the gorge AND drive over the Royal Gorge Bridge!

**Schedule Note: From 3/2 to 5/24/19, and 9/3 to 10/31/19, you will Jeep in the AM, and take the Train in the PM, due to the train’s off-season departure times. There is no morning train during these dates, so our Jeep & Train schedule is reversed from the description above. In either case, you still check in at Colorado Jeep Tours for the Jeep & Train package.**

Upgrades Available

Train Dome Car: $30/person
Zip Line over the Royal Gorge: $45/person. AM Royal Gorge Jeep only. Minimum age 10.
Wine tasting at Holy Cross Abbey after the tour.

Special Accommodations

At Colorado Jeep Tours, we will do everything possible to accommodate the needs of each guest. Call 719-275-6339 if you have questions or concerns, or if you need help booking a trip.