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Rockies to the Red Rocks Excursion Salt Lake City

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7 days From $2,686 per person
5.0 stars(6 reviews)

Take your time exploring the American Southwest on this week-long journey featuring two days of scenic travel aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer.

Travel on your own following a well-planned itinerary

2024 Tour code: RV-RESE-24

About the tour

A symphony of mountains, canyons, and forests lies ahead when you take to the rails aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. This rail vacation does just that, venturing between Moab and Denver by train, pausing in Glenwood Springs for an overnight stay. Daytime-only travel promises scenery you could only previously imagine. Additionally, with time to explore the trip's bookend cities - Salt Lake City and Denver - at leisure, this tour offers a perfect platform to experience the American West at its best.


What’s included


Day 1 - Salt Lake City

As you arrive in Utah's capital city today, begin exploring at your leisure. Salt Lake City is filled with religious and natural sights, making it a joy to discover. Overnight Salt Lake City.

Day 2 - Salt Lake City to Moab

A scenic motorcoach transfer takes you from Salt Lake City to Moab. Enjoy looking at well-known sites throughout the city and the beautiful, changing landscapes. From Salt Lake City's snowy mountains to the deserts and canyons near Moab, there is much to see. On arrival, explore the Scarlet City at your leisure. Overnight Moab.

Day 3 - At Leisure in Moab

Known as the "Adventure Capital of Utah," Moab provides many ways to entertain yourself during your free day here. Both Canyonlands and Arches National Parks are located within Moab - both with endless ways to explore. You could also try your hand at any number of outdoor sports, from mountain biking to rock climbing. Overnight Moab. 

Day 4 - Moab to Glenwood Springs

This morning, you may continue enjoying the colorful surroundings of Moab at your own pace. After lunch, transfer to the train station to board America's newest luxury train, the Rocky Mountaineer. Today's daylight-only journey takes you across the Utah-Colorado border, with stunning canyon and mountain views forming the background at different stretches of the route. This evening, the train arrives at the resort town of Glenwood Springs. Overnight Glenwood Springs.

  • Dinner
Day 5 - Glenwood Springs to Denver

Reboard the Rocky Mountaineer after an overnight in Glenwood Springs with Denver as your destination today. Take in spectacular views of rugged canyons and the winding Colorado River before crossing the Continental Divide. Soon, you will reach the vibrant city of Denver, where adventure comes standard. Overnight Denver.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 - At Leisure in Denver

The day is yours to experience the best of the "Mile High City." Denver is renowned as a foodie destination and boasts an impressive museum selection. Red Rocks Amphitheater is ever popular with visitors. For a dose of nature, there are several expansive parks within the city and just outside its boundaries. Overnight Denver.

Day 7 - Denver

Upon checkout from your hotel this morning, your journey through the red rocks and Rocky Mountains concludes.

Additional information

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.


The Crawford Hotel, Denver

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Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City

Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City

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Rocky Mountaineer's Rockies to the Red Rocks


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5 stars

Submitted 20 Sep 2023

This was a great trip. The places we visited and the scenery was fantastic. The staff on the Rocky Mountaineer took good care of us, providing very interesting information about the areas we passed through. Food quality and service was outstanding!

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5 stars

Submitted 07 Jun 2023

Amazing experience !

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Walter Juzukonis

5 stars

Submitted 05 Oct 2022

Everyone in my group loved the Rocky Mountaineer trip. The staff, food, drinks and accommodations were great. Vacations By Rail recommended we use the Moab Adventure Center for additional activities during our time in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center did not disappoint. We booked a 4 hour morning tour to Arches National Park. It was spectacular. I would recommend adjusting the Rocky Mountaineer schedule to arrive earlier into Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Arriving into Glenwood Springs at 8:00 pm doesn’t give you much time in the hot springs pool which closes at 9:00 pm.

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Ken Guagliardo

5 stars

Submitted 20 Jul 2022

We had a fabulous time every hotel was outstanding. The staff every where we went could not of been more friendly. The scenery was even better than expected.

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5 stars

Submitted 20 Jul 2022

Everything I hoped for and more. Magnificent Trip!

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5 stars

Submitted 20 Jul 2022

Great train experience! Extremely comfortable ride with fantastic views. The staff could not be more gracious, attentive, and Dedicated to making all passengers receive quality service. The food and drinks are expertly prepared, really delicious. Such a fantastic experience!

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