A journey through the Rocky Mountains isn’t just a trip from point A to point B. It’s a ride you’ll want to savor as best you can by taking in all the views along the way. A new train route is designed to help passengers do just that. Courtesy of Rocky Mountaineer, the Rockies to the Red Rocks journey will begin operating in August 2021, bringing passengers from Denver, Colorado, to Moab, Utah, through the Rocky Mountains and Utah’s iconic natural arches, stopping overnight in Colorado’s Glenwood Springs.
Rocky Mountaineer is known for its glass-domed trains and outdoor viewing platforms. Its aim is to highlight stunning landscapes along the way.
Rocky Mountaineer President and CEO Steve Sammut said in a press release, “The work to find a new route has been underway for several years. We needed to find a special location with many of the same features we have in Western Canada [where the company three between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper] — incredible scenery, iconic destinations, and the option for an all daytime, multi-day journey that is best experienced by train.”
A two-day trip starts at $1,250 per person, including a one-night hotel stay in Glenwood Springs. Forty departures are being planned between August 15, 2021, and October 23, 2021, so now there’s even more reason to get excited about next year.