Santa Express Trains coming to Royal Gorge Route

After another adventure through the Gorge, passengers begin to depart while others take the opportunity to get photos of this fancy looking F-Unit. Phot by Frank Orona

Colorado’s Royal Gorge Route Railroad will begin the holiday season with this years first Santa Express Train scheduled to begin on Nov. 18. The railroad is expecting a large turnout this year. It anticipates carrying more than 20,000 passengers, a 6,000-passenger increase over last year.

The Santa Express train ride will run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 6 p.m., from November 18 to November 27. From December 2 to December 26, the train will operate every evening at 6 p.m., except Christmas Day. The train will also run at 12:30 p.m. every Saturday in December through the 24th. Classes of service include coach, Vista Dome, and first class.

The train travels the former Denver & Rio Grande main line through the 1,000-foot-deep Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River. Powering the train are two former Chicago & North Western F7A units and an ex-Alaska Railroad F7B, all painted in gold and silver Rio Grande passenger train colors. For more information visit

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