Heber Valley Railroad

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Heber Valley Railroad Summer Excursions
The Heber Valley Railroad is a great way to explore Utah year around. The railroad started in 1889 and served the pioneers to who settled the area. Then in the 1970s, it became a tourist passenger train. It is now a non-profit organization focused on tourism, education and the restoration of historical railroad equipment. The Heber Valley Railroad is reminiscent of the typical short-line railway that could be seen in many parts of Utah and throughout rural America during the “Golden Years” of U.S. railroading. The train ride, depot and atmosphere around the rail equipment, yards and buildings have been designed to be educational to both young and old.

During the Fall months, they have great exursions like a Sunset BBQ train, or the Labor Day Breakfast Special. When the leaves change, board the train and catch the fall colors. The Pumpkin Festival train ride is a great way to get into the spirit for Halloween.

During the winter months, there are several excursions to choose from and themes change every year – it might be the North Pole Express, a tubing or sledding jaunt, or just a soothing journey through the snowy countryside. Or you might try the Chocolate Lover’s Train to help you and a sweetheart celebrate Valentine’s Day.

During the spring, the train travels through mountain meadows and river valley filled with wildflowers in bloom and the delicate greens of new aspen leaves climb the mountainsides.

During the summer months, you might combine the train ride with a horseback or tubing trip, or even a zipline ride. Then the special trains like the murder mystery dinner theater or the BBQ and Rails are great fun. Your best bet it to check the website on a regular basis to see what is being offered this season.

The Heber Valley Railroad
450 South 600 West
Heber City, Utah 84032
Ticket Purchase: (800) 888-TIXX, (435) 654-5601 or (801) 581-9980

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