Railway

Verde Canyon Railroad


The Arizona Central Railroad was constructed in the early 1900s. It runs from Drake to Clarkdale, Arizona and connects with the Burlington Northern Santa Fee (BNSF) Railroad.

This transportation corridor hosts both freight (limited) on the 38 mile long Arizona Central Railroad and excursion trains on the 19 mile length of the Verde Canyon Railroad.
Green train
The Verde Canyon, home of America's national symbol, the bald eagle, is accessible only by rail and features flora and fauna. Rugged high-desert rock faces, spectacular, panoramic views are distinctive to this unique geological area.

Passengers on this popular excursion train are enthralled as the eagle. Decorated vintage engines roll past towering, crimson cliffs near ancient Indian ruins, over old-fashioned trestles, and through a 680-foot man made tunnel on a four-hour round trip to Perkinsville Ranch and back. This historic route between two national forests and adjacent to a wilderness area follows the upper Verde River, a lush riparian habitat blessed with astonishing beauty.