Fans of the Rocky Mountaineer, which operates outstanding train journeys in Canada, will be thrilled with this news. The Rocky Mountaineer is going to add a new train route to its family of scenic train journeys. It will be the first route for Rocky Mountaineer in the USA.
Rocky Mountaineer operates multi-day, daytime train journeys that feature incredible scenery, regional cuisine, and attentive service in its spacious, glass-domed train coaches. The company has long had the goal of expanding its routes to bring its train travel experience to showcase new destinations. This new route will be in addition to the three rail routes that run in Western Canada, between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.
All aboard from Denver to Moab
“Rocky Mountaineer will bring a new luxury train tour to explore the historic rail route between Denver and Moab. Over the past 30 years, Rocky Mountaineer has become renowned for our world-class train travel experiences, and now we are opening our newest train experience in the region where train travel history began,” said Peter Armstrong, founder of Rocky Mountaineer. “This region, with its magnificent scenery, national parks, vast opportunities to explore, will delight millions.”
Rocky Mountaineer will launch the route with a preview season of 40 departures across 10 weeks from August 15 to October 23, 2021. The company is working with local tourism organizations, hotels and tour operators to curate custom vacation packages that feature tours, activities, and stays in Denver and Moab, so guests can experience even more of the region.
“The work to find a new route has been underway for several years as we needed to find a special location with many of the same features we have in Western Canada – incredible scenery, iconic destinations, and the option for an all daytime, multi-day journey that is best experienced by train. Rockies to the Red Rocks will have all of this and more, and is an opportunity to bring our award-winning Rocky Mountaineer experience to showcase the epic scenery of the Southwest United States,” explained Steve Sammut, president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer.
“The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the travel industry, and there is continued uncertainty of when tourism will recover. However, we believe American travellers, and those from around the world, will be eager to explore this region by rail with us and we look forward to welcoming them in 2021 and beyond.”
Introducing SilverLeaf Plus
Passengers will enjoy the SilverLeaf service as the train journeys from Colorado to Utah. In typical Rocky Mountaineer style, everything is choreographed to make the journey feel special, effortless, and unforgettable. From the expansive glass-dome coaches that put you right in the heart of the stunning Southwest, to the impeccable service and storytelling from engaging Onboard Hosts, to the regionally-inspired cuisine, this will no doubt be a journey of a lifetime.
You can also choose to enhance your onboard experience with SilverLeaf Plus, which includes exclusive and unlimited access to our newly renovated lounge car. Featuring a mixologist who will carefully craft signature cocktails, the lounge car offers additional space indoors to relax and soak in the scenery as it passes you by, as well as a small outdoor viewing area. You will also enjoy an elevated dining experience with an additional course during select meals, and premium alcoholic beverages.
Guests will enjoy the complete Rocky Mountaineer experience. This includes onboard storytelling, premium cuisine, compelling scenery,
and a wonderful ambience in a custom-designed glass-dome coach. Guests will take in the views through the train’s oversized glass-dome
windows, from the comfort of spacious, reclining seats. The onboard culinary experience will feature cuisine and ingredients local
to the Southwestern USA. This will be complemented with beverage service, and served at the seats, so guests can enjoy the scenery as they dine.
The two-day rail journeys, including one-night hotel accommodation in Glenwood Springs, Colorado will start from $1,250 USD plus tax per person. The train travels only during the day and features oversized windows, so guests do not miss a moment of the everchanging landscapes.
The other excellent option is to add on visits to Las Vegas or Salt Lake City, as well as staying a few days in Denver.
How to book
Travellers can reserve a place on a 2021 departure by contacting their travel professional or Rocky Mountaineer directly. Guests can also visit www.rockymountaineer.com/train-routes/rockies-red-rocks to sign up for information on the Rockies to the Red Rocks route.
Get a taste for this spectacular journey by watching this video on the new Rockies to The Red Rocks.