Since 1901, the Grand Canyon Railway has been taking people on a fabled journey into the heart of one of the seven natural wonders of the world. For those fortunate to have traveled on this iconic train, the Grand Canyon Railway is more than just a mode of transportation: It’s a trip back in time to what many consider the most awe-inspiring place on Earth.
With surprises around every corner, it’s fun for every age group. The adventure begins soon after the sheriff wins a show-down with the town’s scoundrels Board the historic train in Williams for the two-hour trip to the iconic Grand Canyon National Park.
The train provides the luxury of relaxing instead of driving and the ability to enjoy the views of the Ponderosa pines and sage-brush-dotted fields.
The grandkids (and grown-ups) will like the guitar-playing and singing cowboys who pause long enough to allow the faux train robbery by the dastardly Cataract Creek Gang to steal the show. Conveniently, the train pulls into the park aside the historic El Tovar Hotel, a legendary place for lunch and, remarkably, just steps from the south rim of the Grand Canyon.
Packages can include one night at the park’s Maswik Lodge North, which provides your family a day to explore the canyon’s wonders on your own, and a return trip departing at 3:30 p.m. for another night in Williams.
For more information visit thetrain.com or call 844-843-8724.