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You will find information about the West Valley side of the Phoenix Metro area. "Snappy" will also feature attractions and places throughout Arizona.

Arizona is more than the Grand Canyon state, it is a place to embrace and call home. From our famous palm trees to our beautiful pine trees, Arizona's landscape is brimming with nature's grandeur and diversity. Our majestic mountains invite you to climb, our valleys coax you to explore and our plains whisper stories of civilizations past. Saddle up to history-rich towns, breathtaking views and world-class fashion and food.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Lucky Leprechaun Express, Verde Canyon Railroad Clarksdale, Arizona

Spend St. Patricks Day with the  Verde Canyon Railroad and enjoy Irish lunch on the patio, hop aboard the Lucky Leprechaun Express and raise a glass of beer to toast St. Patty! Irish eyes will be shining with merriment as the train rolls by a landscape as emerald as the Isle.

A ride on Verde Canyon Railroad's historic and scenic route from Clarkdale to the ghost ranch of Perkinsville deep within Arizona's other grand canyon is an unforgettable experience.  Home to America's national symbol, the majestic bald eagle, Verde Canyon is accessible only by rail.

The route is nestled between two national forests and adjacent to a designated wilderness area. This unique geological wonderland features rugged, crimson high desert rock faces and spectacular panoramic views. Expert narration and guides leave passengers with a sense of history, archaeology, geology, wildlife, and the Indian lore of the Verde Canyon.

Verde Canyon Railroad, nestled in the heart of the expansive Verde Valley, is ideally located above the heat of the desert and below the cold of Arizona's high country.  The train provides an easy and fun way to experience 'Arizona's longest-running nature show.

Only two hours from Phoenix and 37 minutes from Sedona, the Verde Canyon Railroad is the perfect way to see this spectacular part of Arizona

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