Toast of the Canyon Wine Tasting Train

Special Saturdays • Steam Train Ride

Select Saturdays June - October • 5:00pm

Perfect date-night activity! Enjoy white wine and appetizers (from Red’s Old 395 Grill) as you travel on a 45-minute trip south of Carson City’s Eastgate Depot into the Carson River Canyon. Glimpse a part of the route not seen every day. The track winds past scenic views of the river and the canyon walls. Bring your cameras, as there will be opportunities to photograph the “Iron Horse” as it steams by the passenger cars to reattach to the train to pull it back up out of the canyon. Listen as the engineer blows the whistle and the echoes bounce off the canyon walls. 

Carson River Canyon Route


  • Two-and-a-half miles of new track
  • Historic locations of Comstock stamp or reduction mills and timber processing mills
  • Noteworthy stamp mills: Santiago Mill, Vivian Mill, Merrimac Mill, Brunswick Mill, Morgan Mill
  • Eureka Mill, which operated a 36″ narrow gauge railway
  • Steam train whistle echoes on canyon walls

Sept. 22nd & Sept 29th – Toast of the Canyon Wine Train with John Tyson 

Join us for a train ride through the Carson River Canyon on our historic steam engine with special guest and Nevada storyteller, John Tyson. During your journey, enjoy white wine and gourmet hors d’oeuvres served by Revolutionary War era reenactors. The train departs promptly at 5 p.m. and returns to the depot from the Canyon at 5:50 p.m. 
Following your ride, we invite you to join us in our Iron Horse Saloon to watch Jack Waggon’s Cowboy Comedy Show. Starting at 6 p.m.