The River to Rails Combo Tour
Combine a Verde River Trip with a ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad
Experience the Verde River Canyon two different ways on this amazing two day adventure! You’ll discover a whole new world while gliding down the serene waters of the Verde River, the only ‘Wild & Scenic River’ in Arizona; then take a ride on Arizona’s longest running nature show, the Verde Canyon Railroad.
The Verde River Trip
Cruising down the Verde River in a Ducky Kayak is a blast! These ducky’s are comfortable, unbelievably stable, safe, easy to paddle and just plain fun for everyone! Discover the only ‘Wild & Scenic River’ in Arizona, with its incredible wilderness of spectacular canyons, verdant forests, brightly colored wildflowers, a multitude of birds and wildlife. River time is approximately 2 hours, the total tour time is about 3 hours.
The Verde Canyon Railroad
On this trip you will travel in style in a first-class car, and have access to an open-air viewing car. You’ll enjoy panoramic windows and living room-style seating with love seats and bistro-style chairs and tables. Along with spacious accommodations, first-class passage includes champagne upon departure, full-service cash bars with premium liquor, beverage service at your seat and complimentary appetizers reflecting Southwest cuisine.
Essential Tour Information
You will want to schedule your river trip and the railroad trip on two separate days.
The River Trip Portion
Total time on the tour is approximately 3 hours, and total time on the river is about 2 hours covering about 5 miles.
Launch Times and Shuttle Service:
Multiple tours daily. Please call for availability.
The river trip tour departs from the Verde River Adventure Center, 921 Main St. Suite A-2, Clarkdale, Az 86324. (We are the purple store front that faces Tenth St)
The Verde Canyon Railroad Portion
Your ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad will depart from their terminal in Clarkdale. You can view or print this map. Plan on arriving at the terminal an hour before your departure. The ride time is approximately 4 hours. For more information about the Verde Canyon Railrod, please see their website.
Adults $144.90 plus taxes & fees. Gratuity not included
Youth $134.90 plus taxes & fees. Gratuity not included
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- On the river trip, children 3-12 yrs must be in tandem kayak with an adult