Holiday Trough

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If your idea of a “white Christmas” includes lounging around while enjoying a unique dining experience, then this railroad adventure is for you. Relax and enjoy a very merry setting to help you escape the holiday chaos. Listen to historical narration and holiday music on your way to visit the Trough Canyon in its wintry secret season. This is a peaceful time when the canyon bald eagles are commonly seen tending to their nests preparing for the next breeding season.

  • Festive holiday dining
  • 3 hour winter canyon cruise, no layover
  • Eagles are very active preparing for their nesting season
  • Relaxed dining, holiday music, and time to explore
  • Escape the holiday chaos in the solitude of a quiet canyon
  • Experience Trough Canyon in its peaceful winter setting

Holiday Menu

Find your perfect holiday fare and let the festivities begin!

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Canyon Overview

Learn more about Trough Canyon to enhance your wilderness exploration.


Your Itinerary

  • Check in at Ticket Window between 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM
  • Boarding at 11:30 AM
  • Departure 12:00 PM
  • Meal service begins upon departure
  • Return to the Station 3:00 PM

Classes of Service and Pricing

Ride and explore while you enjoy a unique festive dining venue.  Choose from three classes of service and let us jumpstart your holiday spirit.

Club Service

Ready to catch those joyful vibes? These beautifully restored 1950s club cars offer cozy loveseats with tables and booths amidst the warm glow of Christmas lights.  With 5 courses of holiday inspired heavy hors d’oeuvres and desserts, your winter canyon experience is the perfect way to celebrate the season. 

  • Adults (17+ Only): $145

Superior Dining

Our 1940s dining cars with table service are climate-controlled and have  expansive windows for you to take in the mesmerizing views and incredible eagle sightings.  With our most upgraded 4-course meal service, you will enjoy delicious Christmas themed-dining in a relaxing holiday setting.

  • Adults (17+ Only): $145

Premium Dining

Enjoy 3-course meal service in our comfortable and glowing dining cars. These cars have outstanding window views and climate control for your merry railroad adventure into our winter wonderland.  Snuggle up with a loved one and share the Christmas cheer.

  • All Ages (2+): $120
  • Lap Child (0-23 mos): Free
Casey Nuttle
Casey Nuttle
October 23, 2023
We had a great time in the club car. Our server, Tawnya, was fantastic. We were able to see 4 eagle nest and 6 eagles. Great trip!
Nacoma Mayhugh
Nacoma Mayhugh
October 21, 2023
We enjoyed the afternoon. Appreciated being able to ride in the open car. Were not able to hear the gentleman there giving instructions as to where to look for eagles, nests or deer... The boxed lunch was better than expected, except the minimal amount of turkey on sub. Great chips, apple, and cookie. All staff were lovely.
Errol Poole
Errol Poole
October 21, 2023
Had a great time .saw 12 eagles today love
Sandy Carson
Sandy Carson
October 20, 2023
Comfy ride and really liked the open car. Weather was good and great seeing eagles.
October 19, 2023
Terrific service and scenery. Took the 3 hr trough train excursion. Had several sightings of mature and young bald eagles. The standard dining box lunch was terrific. Great staffa
October 18, 2023
A nice ride with lunch! Very pleasant and knowledgeable staff. 5 stars just for the staff. Saw 5 or 6 eagles and other birds, geese, merganzers, wood ducks. Falk colors will peak soon. Highly recommend!