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Grand Canyon Railway operates trains every day of the year except December 24 and 25. In the fall they offer a Sunset Limited train that arrives at the South Rim just in time for sunset. During the winter, they offer a special "Polar Express" for the young and the young-at-heart.
The 65-mile one-way trip from Williams to the South Rim takes about 2 1/2 hours. The train travels a winding path through the forests and grasslands of the high desert, and offers a variety of scenery and wildlife viewing.
Food is available on the train, along with entertainment. The staff serves complementary beverages, and acts as tour guides, too. Trains leave in the morning and return to Williams in the early evening, or passengers can opt to spend one or two nights inside the park on the South Rim.