Take a journey on the famous Verde Canyon Railroad this fall! While lowland deserts and pine-clad mountains display few of the wonders of the season, there are hidden places like Verde Canyon. In the canyon, Autumn erupts in a glorious, soul-waking spectacle! That dazzling drama is what makes Verde Canyon Railroad’s Fall Colors Tour one of the most popular excursions of the year.

Aboard the Train

In October and November passengers on the Verde Canyon Railroad settle into comfortable love seats or bistro chairs near panoramic windows. Photo opportunities are endless. Passengers are drawn with cameras to the open-air viewing cars! Capture the kaleidoscope of colors while you inhale the earthy richness carried on soft breezes. Shimmer and change are around every curve in the track.

“The peak of the fall colors in the Verde Canyon depends on temperature, sunlight, and rainfall amounts. Timing can vary each year and can never be predicted exactly, however, passengers can generally be assured of viewing brilliant colors October through Thanksgiving, with the colorful climax reaching its peak during early November. Reservations should be made early, as this is a very popular time.” – Verde Canyon Railroad

Wildlife in the Canyon

Sightings of deer, javelina, coyote and other species increase this time of year. Migratory birds return to the sanctuary of the Verde Canyon. It may be due to cooling temperatures, or maybe the critters just don’t want to miss all the dazzling autumn scenery.

For more information or to book passage on the fall train please visit the Verde Canyon Railroad Fall Colors Tour.

If you would like to stay at the Sky Rock Inn of Sedona during your fall vacation, make your reservations soon! Our rooms sell out fast during the fall season!