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Rockies to the Red Rocks Classic Salt Lake City

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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2023 Tour code: RV-RRCW-23

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 Salt Lake City, UT, this 5-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 - Denver

Arrive in Denver, and transfer to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to get acquainted with the Mile High 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 - 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, travel 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 from 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, transfer to your hotel and take the evening to sightsee - or relax in the hot springs - at leisure. Overnight Glenwood Springs.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 - Glenwood Springs to Moab

Back aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, depart Glenwood Springs this morning and proceed toward 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 take in the sights, explore nature or check out the culinary scene. Overnight Moab.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 - Moab to Salt Lake City

Transfer to Salt Lake City via motorcoach. Spend time exploring Salt Lake City on your own. Overnight in Salt Lake City.

Day 5 - Tour Conclusion

Your trip through the Rockies and the Red Rocks concludes upon check-out from your hotel this morning.

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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.

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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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