Grand Canyon Railway

  • 01 of 09

    Grand Canyon Railway Train Station

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    ••• Buy Your Tickets Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ. © Judy Hedding

    Scenic Train Trip to Grand Canyon's South Rim

    A popular way to visit the Grand Canyon's South Rim begins in Williams, Arizona. There you can arrange to board the Grand Canyon Railway for a relaxing and scenic ride to the Grand Canyon. The train stops just next to the bright Angel Lodge, which means it is a short walk to the Grand Canyon itself, as well as food, lodging and gifts.

    Enjoy these photos that I took on my trip on the Grand Canyon Railway.

    The depot area at Williams, Arizona is well-utilized by tourists. There is a hotel where you can spend the night, a restaurant, and, of course, the ticket office.

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  • 02 of 09

    Entertainment in Williams

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    ••• Before Boarding the Train Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ. © Judy Hedding

    You might be at the station early enough to see one of the free shootouts. It's family-friendly entertainment (well, except for the shooting/killing!). 

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  • 03 of 09

    The Train

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    ••• Ready to Board Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ. © Judy Hedding

    This is the train that took me to the Grand Canyon. It leaves every morning. According to the Grand Canyon Railway website, "The trip measures 65 miles and takes 2 hours and 15 minutes each way."

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  • 04 of 09

    Have a Safe Day!

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    ••• We're Off to the Grand Canyon Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ. © Judy Hedding

    The employees wave as the train departs the Williams station. The train behind them is no longer in use; it is a display only.

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  • 05 of 09

    The Luxury Parlor

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    ••• A Comfortable Ride Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ. © Judy Hedding

    You could get used to traveling this way! The Luxury Parlor is one of the upscale options available when booking your trip on the Grand Canyon Railway.

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  • 06 of 09

    Observation Dome

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    ••• The Best Views are Here Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ. © Judy Hedding

    Another option for your trip is to book your seats in the Observation Dome. It's the best place for scenic views on the Grand Canyon Railway trip.

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  • 07 of 09

    Arriving at Grand Canyon

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    ••• A Magnificent View Awaits Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, AZ. © Judy Hedding

    Passengers on the train disembark. The directions to the rim of the Grand Canyon are clear. Some people will stay for just a few hours before they head back to Williams, and some will stay overnight or for a few days. There are several package options.

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  • 08 of 09

    Can't Get Much Closer

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    ••• Grand Canyon Railway. © Judy Hedding

    The train leaves you right near the Grand Canyon's rim, steps away from the bright Angel Lodge. There you can eat, buy souvenirs or head right to the Grand Canyon's edge! Shuttles to the various South Rim viewing points can be accessed from here.

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  • 09 of 09

    This Is Why You Came

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    ••• Don't Forget Your Camera Grand Canyon. © Judy Hedding

    The train ride is very nice, but this is the real reason you got on the train to begin with, isn't it? I hope the weather is nice and the visibility is good on the day that you visit Grand Canyon.