How long does the train trip last and how far is it one-way?
The train runs 65 miles from Williams to the Grand Canyon which takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes one-way.
What wildlife might I see during the journey?
The wildlife most frequently spotted during Grand Canyon Railway's journey include: elk (mainly in the treed areas), mule deer (sighted in the woodlands), pronghorn which are commonly referred to as antelope (seen out on the high desert plains), and prairie dogs. For those with extremely sharp eyes, watch for jack rabbits, coyote, skunks, mountain lions, bobcat, red-tailed hawk, turkey, roadrunners and bald eagles.
Does the train go into the canyon?
No. The train pulls in along the historic district along the top of the South Rim.
Where does the train leave from?
The train leaves from Williams, Arizona, which is located along Interstate 40 in northern Arizona, approximately 32 miles west of Flagstaff.
Where is the Grand Canyon Railway Hotel located?
It is located in Williams, Arizona, adjacent to the historic Williams Depot.
Can I get a smoking room?
The Grand Canyon Railway Hotel is an all non-smoking hotel.
Is there smoking allowed on the train?
Smoking is prohibited on the train.
Do you run (operate) every day?
The train operates every day except December 25.
Is parking in Williams free?
The Railway is proud to provide free parking in Williams for guests.