Splendid Scenery, Attentive Service on the New Rocky Mountaineer

Colorado Group Tour Planner, Rail Travel

“Rockies to the Red Rocks” is a two-day trip from Denver, to Moab, Utah, overnighting in the Glenwood Springs.

The Rocky Mountaineer’s new “Rockies to the Red Rocks” route is a multi-day, daytime train journey that features incredible scenery, regional cuisine and the outstanding service that have long been the staple of the company’s three rail routes in Western Canada.

“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 be a delight.”

The new service will launch its preview season with 40 departures across 10 weeks from August 15 to October 23, 2021. The Rocky Mountaineer experience will showcase the epic scenery of the southwestern United States. “Rockies to the Red Rocks” will have all the company’s Western Canada trademarks and more. The 2022 season will run from April to November. The approximate schedule for the “Rockies to the Red Rocks” route follows:


Day 1 – Depart 9:00 a.m. from Denver, Arrive 5:00 p.m. in Glenwood Springs

Day 2 – Depart Glenwood Springs 7:00 a.m., Arrive Moab 12:00 p.m.


Day 1 – Depart Moab 2:00 p.m., Arrive Glenwood Springs 7:00 p.m.

Day 2 – Depart Glenwood Springs 9:00 a.m., Arrive Denver, 5:00 p.m.

From Denver to Glenwood Springs, the route parallels the Colorado River through a series of canyons with steep, rugged rock walls. In Glenwood Springs you’ll discover an exceptional dining scene with a local flavor and plenty of fun things to do. Between Glenwood Springs and Moab, the journey offers a variety of scenery from mountain vistas to desert cliffs to rock formations.

This is not your daily commuter train zipping along from station to station. Traveling only during daytime, the Mountaineer travels just around 30 milesper- hour giving guests every opportunity to marvel at the scenery. The pace and oversized custom windows give the photographer great opportunities.

In addition to the majestic scenery on the “Rockies to the Red Rocks” journey, impeccable SilverLeaf service enhances the experience. Oversized glass-dome windows are perfect for taking in the spectacular views. The multi-course breakfast and lunch menus feature premium cuisine, and both meals are served at your seat. The meals feature the flavors and ingredients from this area of the Southwest. Gourmet sweets and savory snacks are included.

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Impeccable SilverLeaf Service with an engaging host. Photo Courtesy: Rocky Mountaineer

Two hosts and a culinary team member will attend you. Engaging hosts are storytellers ready to share the history, flora, fauna and wildlife along the way. There is complimentary baggage delivery to your overnight hotel accommodation in Glenwood Springs.

“Rockies to the Red Rocks Classic” package (Denver, Glenwood Springs; Moab) is a 4-day/3-night trip with 2 days Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf Service. The trip includes two breakfasts and a lunch. From Moab, one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner are part of the package. Three nights’ accommodations in Denver, Glenwood Springs and Moab are included as are luggage handling and rail station transfers.

A variety of additional packages are available, beginning with the basic “2- day Rail, Moab-Denver,” which features SilverLeaf Service, breakfast, lunch and dinner both days, hotel accommodations in Glenwood Springs and luggage handling and rail station transfers in Moab. This package also can depart from Denver with changes to the dining portion of the package. Return trips can also be packaged.

Extend your Colorado experience and visit Denver to explore the city’s thriving cultural scene, magnificent attractions and must-try restaurants. There are plenty of options to fill your days and nights. Get started at denver.org

Add a day or two in Glenwood Springs, and regardless of your group’s interest you’ll find plenty of options to experience, including the relaxing mineral hot springs and a vibrant downtown. Look for more details at visitglenwood.com.

Group travel is important to Rocky Mountaineer and their commitment to their newest journey, “Rockies to Red Rocks,” is certainly no exception. You can reach out to your travel professional, or look to Tour Colorado for details on building full itinerary at 1-888-401- 4330, tourcolorado@gmail.com and tourcolorado.org. •

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