V&T Carson Canyon Railbike Tours
Get to know the natural, high-desert beauty Nevada is known for, and get some exercise while you’re at it, on a spectacular railbiking tour at Carson City’s V&T Railway Eastgate Depot. This new, pedal-powered activity is an unforgettable, immersive way to show the whole fam the sites and sounds of the Silver State story. Grab your tickets, then pedal your way (or use “pedal-assist” motors to propel you) through the incredible Carson River Canyon along the historic tracks of the Virginia and Truckee Railroad.
During the silver and gold rush eras, the Virginia and Truckee Railroad hauled mineral-rich ore on steam locomotives from Virginia City to Carson City where the ore could be sold and minted. At the V&T Railroad in Carson City, this time period is memorialized at the Nevada State Railroad Museum—Carson City, which houses some of the original trains and railroad tracks.
These American-made rail bikes seat up to four people, and cater to all ages and pedaling abilities. At the start of your ride, enjoy the descent down into Carson River Canyon, lightly pedaling with your group. And once you reach the canyon floor and ride back up out of there, riders can activate the “pedal assist” motor to help with the ascent back home. Grab your family and friends and head to the V&T Railroad in Carson City to cruise the tracks!
Railbikes operates under seasonal hours, typically open from April through October. For the most current info on hours, be sure to get in touch with the Carson City Eastgate Depot at (775) 297-0208.
For the most current rates and availability, be sure to get in touch with V&T Railbikes directly at (775) 297-0208.