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Rockies to the Red Rocks Classic

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6 days From $2,265 per person
4.3 stars(3 reviews)

Same renowned luxury, brand new line: Join the Rocky Mountaineer for its flagship route in America, which travels between the Rocky Mountains of Denver, CO, and the sandstone arches of Moab, UT.

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2024 Tour code: RV-RRCW-24

About the tour

The Rocky Mountaineer has long been hailed for its spectacular onboard offerings and scenic routes, and now, the luxurious experience is available without crossing the Canadian border. Traveling from Denver, CO, to Moab, UT, this six-day trip presents the varied beauty of the West by daylight. The first stretch of the route meanders through the Rocky Mountains, passing vast canyons, emerald forests, and the winding Colorado River. Enjoy an overnight stay in the resort town of Glenwood Springs before continuing through expansive deserts and past natural archways and enchanting hoodoos to Moab. Inspiring vistas surround at each turn on this leisurely journey.


What’s included


Day 1 - Arrive in Denver

The "Mile High City" welcomes you to the beautiful state of Colorado. As you arrive today, check in at your hotel, then spend the remainder of the day getting acquainted with the city's scenic and cultural offerings. From casinos and museums to street art displays and worldly restaurants, there is no shortage of options to occupy your time. Overnight Denver.

Day 2 - At Leisure in Denver

Enjoy a full day to continue experiencing Denver. The city's museums, such as the Denver Art Museum and the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, are sure to pique your interest. Red Rocks Amphitheater is a perpetual favorite with visitors, as is the Botanic Gardens. You could also wander through the city's eclectic neighborhoods, including the River North Art District and Highland, home to many charming Victorian homes, or historic Larimer Square. Overnight Denver.

Day 3 - Denver to Glenwood Springs

Make your way to Denver's train station this morning to board your luxurious train, the Rocky Mountaineer. As the train departs Denver, venture deeper into the Rocky Mountains, crossing the Continental Divide while traveling west. Soak in the passing scenery from the train's glass-domed windows or one of the outdoor viewing platforms. Rugged canyons, sprawling valleys, and the rushing current of the Colorado River are just some of the sights to behold. The Rocky Mountaineer is esteemed for its cuisine, and this route follows course, with a fantastic, locally sourced lunch served onboard. On arrival in the resort town of Glenwood Springs this evening, transfer to your hotel and take the rest of the day to sightsee - or relax in the hot springs - at leisure.

Overnight Glenwood Springs.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4 - Glenwood Springs to Moab

Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer this morning, depart Glenwood Springs with your sights set on Moab, Utah. Watch the colorful landscape change as the lush forests and steep mountains fade into the background, and impressive red rock formations emerge as the train crosses the Colorado-Utah border. Later today, the train arrives in Moab, the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Your afternoon is free to enjoy sights, explore nature, or check out the culinary scene.

Overnight Moab.

  • Breakfast
Day 5 - At Leisure in Moab

Whether you crave outdoor adventures like mountain biking, hiking, or mountain climbing or hope to explore paleontology or Native American culture, Moab has it all. There is a reason why this city is known as the "Adventure Capital of Utah." In addition to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Dead Horse Point State Park is also located within the city's bounds. You could whitewater raft on the Colorado River, book a Jeep tour to explore off the beaten path, or stick to Downtown Moab, where art galleries sit amongst fantastic restaurant and store options. Overnight Moab.

Day 6 - Moab

Your trip through the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and the stunning Red Rocks of Utah concludes this morning upon check-out from your hotel.

Additional information

Pricing Plans

Onboard Rocky Mountaineer, everything is choreographed to make your journey feel special, effortless and unforgettable. The newest route, Rockies to the Red Rocks, our expansive SilverLeaf Service glass-dome coaches put you right in the heart of the stunning Southwest. From the comfort of your luxury seat, this journey of a lifetime offers impeccable service and storytelling from engaging Hosts, regionally-inspired cuisine, and a front row seat to one of the most spectacular settings on the planet.

SilverLeaf Plus
Enhance your onboard experience with SilverLeaf Plus, which includes all the benefits of the exceptional SilverLeaf Service, plus exclusive access to a 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. Also, enjoy an elevated dining experience with an additional course during select meals, and premium alcoholic beverages.

Departure times

Departure times vary based on selected rail vacation. This information will be provided in your final documents. For more information please speak with your rail specialist.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular vacation with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


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5 stars

Submitted 09 May 2023

Excellent service from start to finish

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3 stars

Submitted 05 Oct 2022

Trip from Moab to Salt Lake City should have been by rail instead of “motor coach “. Motor coach was woefully cramped and bumpy. It traveled alongside what appeared to be pristine railroad tracks. The rail portion of the trip was quite nice and comfortable. On board staff was great.

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5 stars

Submitted 04 Sep 2022

The ease of going in and out of each city was great. The food on the train was exceptional the knowledge of the staff of the surrounding area help a lot.

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