A/Z Theme - Sights and Sites of Arizona
R - Railway
Specifically, the Grand Canyon Railway that runs from Williams, Arizona to the Grand Canyon.
The trip takes just over 2 hours one way. The train leaves about 9:30 in the morning and has you at the Grand Canyon just around 11:30 a.m. You have about 4-1/2 hours at the Grand Canyon, leaving around 4 p.m. to return to Williams at around 6 p.m.
We have done this train trip twice and for someone's first visit to the Grand Canyon, without having to worry about the hassle of finding a parking place, etc., it is well worth the money. You get dropped off right below the El Tovar Hotel (see E). There are steps to walk up; I'm thinking they must provide some type of service if you are disabled and can't do the steps to the get to the top.
As part of the trip, they do simulate a train robbery with the bad guys being captured by the sheriff of long ago days. It is a cute adventure when they board the train and the action is carried out.
We were up in Williams in October, right as the trees were changing. Again, a very fun adventure if you are in the area and want to visit the Grand Canyon.
Have you been on a train ride like this?