What better season offers the perfect reason to savor the Arizona outdoors than Autumn? The cooling temperatures inspire the riparian foliage to mellow, filling the Verde Canyon with gold, amber and scarlet. The ripened bronzing of the wilderness is echoed by rich Arizona craft beers served during Verde Canyon Railroad’s ever-popular Ales on Rails event every train day September 14 through October 31, 2021
This popular seasonal party begins prior to the train’s 1:00pm departure, starting each day at 11:00 a.m. on the depot patio with more than a dozen Arizona craft beers on tap. Ales on Rails features optional Oktoberfest-inspired lunch options at the Copper Spike Cafe, which may be preordered. Vouchers for beer tasting, lunch and a souvenir pint glass may be purchased in advance with your train tickets.
The festivities continue on-board where canned craft beers may be purchased during the train’s fabulous Fall Color season.