If you’re looking for a train ride with jaw-dropping views then here’s one that’s on the right track.
A new luxury rail journey launches this summer that will take passengers through America’s stunning Southwest.
It will be run by Rocky Mountaineer using rolling stock with custom-designed glass domes and outdoor viewing platforms so those on board can soak up the magnificent views as they go.
Rocky Mountaineer is launching a route that will run through America’s Southwest this summer and it will use trains with custom-designed glass-dome carriages, pictured
Onboard one of the glass-dome carriages that will run on the Rockies to the Red Rocks route. The route is a two-day rail journey running between Moab in Utah and Denver, Colorado, in both directions
Rocky Mountaineer has been running trips throughout Canada since 1990 and the launch of the route from Moab to Denver marks its first foray into the U.S. Pictured is one of its trains
Rocky Mountaineer has been running trips throughout Canada since 1990 and this marks its first foray into the U.S.
Called the Rockies to the Red Rocks, the trip will be a two-day journey between Moab in Utah and Denver, Colorado, in both directions.
Highlights include crossing the Continental Divide and enjoying spectacular views of mountains, rugged canyons and the Colorado River.
Trips include an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and accommodation is also provided pre and post-departure.
For those who fancy extending their journey, there is the option of adding stops in spots including Las Vegas, Lake Powell and Salt Lake City, with coaches ferrying passengers to landmarks, tours and activities. There is also the possibility of following a self-drive itinerary.
Commenting on the launch of the new route, Rocky Mountaineer founder Peter Armstrong said: ‘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’
The Rockies to Red Rocks route classic itinerary starts from $1,564 (£1,139) with hotel stays, transportation and meals included
Instead of standard train fare, guests can expect to feast on a fine spread of food
On the food front, instead of standard train fare, guests can expect to feast on a fine spread of food, from fluffy omelettes for breakfast to grilled salmon and braised short ribs for dinner.
Commenting on the new route’s launch, Rocky Mountaineer founder Peter Armstrong said: ‘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.
‘This region, with its magnificent scenery, national parks, vast opportunities to explore, will delight millions.’
Passengers should keep their cameras close by as the train passes Mount Garfield, pictured, between Moab and Denver
In Moab, the train will journey past a brilliant red sandstone landscape with prime views of Arches National Park – a 73,234-acre wonderland of geological marvels
Rocky Mountaineer will launch its new Rockies to the Red Rocks route with a preview season of 40 departures across 10 weeks from August 15 to October 23, 2021. Pictured is a map of the route
Steve Sammut, president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer, added: ‘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.
‘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.’
Rocky Mountaineer will launch the new Rockies to the Red Rocks route with a preview season of 40 departures across 10 weeks from August 15 to October 23, 2021. The classic itinerary starts from $1,564 (£1,139) with hotel stays, transportation and meals included. The company’s other popular train tours run in Western Canada between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Visit www.rockymountaineer.com for more information.
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