Rocky Mountaineer will bring a new luxury train tour to explore the historic rail route between Denver and Moab.
Incredible scenery, regional cuisine, and attentive service in glass-domed train coaches are synonymous with Rocky Mountaineer. Rocky Mountaineer plans to bring its luxury train journeys to a new route in the Southwest United States in 2021. The Rockies to the Red Rocks route will be a two-day rail journey between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
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.
The two-day rail journeys, including a one-night hotel accommodation in Glenwood Springs, will start from $1,250 USD plus tax per person.
“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 travelers, 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,” said Steve Sammut, president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer.
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.
According to Rocky Mountaineer, the work to find a new route has been underway for several years as the company needed to find a special location with many of the same features the luxury trains have in Western Canada – incredibly 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,” added Sammut.
“Our team is passionate about improving our sustainability and supporting local communities in the areas where we travel. This year, our team selected two causes to support: reducing hunger in the communities where we work around the world; and protecting wildlife along the spectacular routes where our trains journey. These causes are in addition to our commitment to diverting 90% of waste from across our operations from the landfill, and to continuously decreasing our carbon emissions over the long term.” explained the president and CEO of Rocky Mountaineer.