Grand Canyon Railway
Of all that may pull you to the splendor of the Grand Canyon, nothing is more powerful than Grand Canyon Railway’s fleet of vintage locomotives. As the mighty giant pulls you closer, you'll discover you’re more than content to watch a remarkable world go by as you tour the countryside from the comforts of your classic train car. Out your window, watch as the terrain changes from high desert to prairie, prairie to pine. It’s a view that's ever-changing until you come across a view that changes so dramatically, it could very well change you. Welcome to the Grand Canyon.
All aboard to Grand Canyon National Park!
Book your Grand Canyon vacation online and enjoy historic train travel on one of four classes of service on our vintage train from Williams to Grand Canyon National Park. Or, select hotel packages that includes lodging at our own Grand Canyon Railway Hotel and in Grand Canyon National Park at select Grand Canyon hotels. Learn about the Grand Canyon Railway RV Park, or experience the magic of the Polar Express. Grand Canyon Railway made its first journey to the South Rim in 1901, long before Arizona was dubbed the ‘Grand Canyon State.’ With the arrival of the train, people could get to the legendary canyon with ease and comfort. Today, you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park along the same rail line your parents or grandparents did. Select from one of four vintage classes of service which have been lovingly restored. Journey to Grand Canyon National Park aboard Grand Canyon Railway and take a trip not only to America's most recognized spectacle, but a trip back in time.
The Original Grand Canyon Tour
Long before there were Grand Canyon helicopter tours, air tours, white water rafting tours or even mule tours, there was the Grand Canyon’s train. Before paved roads, Grand Canyon hotels and restaurants, and even before the canyon was made a national park or Arizona made a state, the Grand Canyon Railway brought interested travelers from all over the world to stand on the rim and ponder the feeling that touches all of humanity in a similar manner when they gaze upon the spectacle.
Grand Canyon Native
The train was the lifeline to Grand Canyon National Park in the early 20th century. It was the railroad, along with the Fred Harvey Company, that commissioned and built most of the historic structures that still exist along the South Rim. The historic train almost faded into history itself when passenger service to Grand Canyon National Park stopped in 1968 as train travel gave way to the automobile. But like any legend it refused to die. As fate would have it, Grand Canyon Railway was reborn in 1989 when entrepreneurs brought the Grand Canyon’s train back to life. Today, the Railway carries well over 200,000 people by rail to the canyon each year. The Railway also offers vacation packages that include train travel, stays at Williams and Grand Canyon hotels, RV park stays and much more. Plan a complete Grand Canyon vacation with one phone call to 1-800-THE-TRAIN.