The Royal Gorge Route Railroad boasts the only lunch train in Colorado. The Rocky Mountain News picked Royal Gorge Route Railroad as Colorado’s Top Train. Take a trip from Denver to Canon City and book a gourmet three course lunch meal on white-linen tables while riding on a train. The lunch and trip itself takes about three hours while you tour the Royal Gorge canyon old style.
Lunch costs $65 per adult and $45 per child with a minimum age of three. Passengers have the option of sitting in the observation dome for an additional fee. Each table seats a party of four but if you are a party of two then you will probably have to sit with another couple. Private tables can be arranged if you do not wish to interact with other people during your mini Colorado trip.
There is also the option of riding on the dinner train instead where each ticket costs $79 per adult and the minimum age for kids is 8 years old. You can also opt to have a five-course dinner with wine from Colorado’s local Winery at Holy Cross Abbey for $125.
For those who would like a more wallet-friendly option while still riding the Royal Gorge Route Railroad, there is the Sunshine Falls deal. The Sunshine Falls package is $45 and allows riders to sample local wine, beer and cocktails with their lunch or dinner.
Some other train trip options in the southwestern Colorado area’s Royal Gorge Route Railroad is to enjoy a ride in the coach, dome train or cab. They also offer a Murder Mystery, Santa Express and Oktoberfest lunch.