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Rail Explorers

Rail Explorers have partnered with the Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad to bring the first Rail Explorers Experience to the Midwest. Riders can enjoy beautiful views of the Des Moines River Valley, where is it is not uncommon to see a convocation of bald eagles along the riverbank. The ride’s showstopper is the 750’ long, 156’ high “Bass Point Creek High Trestle”. Riders crossing this bridge have panoramic views of the valley and experience the thrill of soaring high above the creek below.

This 12.5 mile round trip will take you from open farmland to the Des Moines River. On the way you’ll cross the Bass Creek High Trestle & the Des Moines River Bridge. Bring a snack & a drink to enjoy at Rose’s Landing Turnaround. All Explorers feature the REX Propulsion System – an electric motor which makes the journey truly effortless.


The Scenic Valley Trail Tour Pricing (12.5 mile round trip with electric pedal assist):

  • Tandem Explorer: from $99 (two riders @ $49.50pp)
  • Quad Explorer: from $175 (up to four riders @ $40pp)
  • 10% discount for bookings of 10 or more (conditions apply)






123 10th St, Boone, IA 50036



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