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Rockies to the Red Rocks - 2 Day Rail

4.5 stars(4 reviews)

Travel from Denver, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, to the rugged city of Moab, surrounded by red sandstone arches, on this 2-day journey aboard the acclaimed Rocky Mountaineer.

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2023 Tour code: RV-RTRW-23

About the tour

An experience reserved for Canada's travelers in years past now is available in Colorado: a ride aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer. This quick trip offers a memorable introduction to the high-end amenities of this rail line as you travel between Denver, CO and Moab, UT. Soak in sights of deep canyons and towering mountain peaks, travel past the Colorado River and traverse through mountain tunnels. The journey takes place by daylight only, so you never miss any of the incredible scenery as the landscape changes from mountain to desert. Complete with comfortable hotel accommodations in Glenwood Springs and a taste of locally sourced cuisine onboard the train, this scenic getaway offers a full experience in a bite-sized package.


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Day 1 - Denver to Glenwood Springs

Arrive at Denver's train station, where your train, the  Rocky Mountaineer, awaits to escort you through the rugged landscape to Glenwood Springs. This luxury train makes sightseeing a priority and offers the chance to soak in the scenery from either the domed-glass sightseeing car or from open-air viewing pavilions. The natural beauty of Colorado envelopes the tracks as we travel deeper into the Rockies, passing through the Big Ten Curve, navigating past canyons and venturing through valleys. Take a break from gazing upon the landscape, and enjoy conversation and a delicious, chef-prepared lunch in the dining car. The train crosses the Continental Divide and passes the Colorado River before arriving in Glenwood Springs. On arrival, spend the rest of your day enjoying the hot springs or embarking on outdoor adventures. Overnight Glenwood Springs.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Day 2 - Glenwood Springs to Moab

Join the Rocky Mountaineer this morning to continue on your journey toward Moab, UT. The route today continues past famed mountain peaks and through Ruby Canyon on the Colorado-Utah border before the landscape changes once again and becomes more arid. Warm red hues overtake the scenery, and naturally carved sandstone rock formations come into view. As the train arrives in Moab - your gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks - this memorable adventure through the Rockies and Red Rocks concludes.

  • Breakfast

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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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4.5 stars4.5 / 5 · 4 reviews

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4 stars

Submitted 26/May

The actual train trip was amazing. Silver Leaf Plus service and meals were outstanding! The only frustration was that information on transportation once we arrived in Moab wasn’t shared with us ahead of booking a shuttle service (tat was provided for free we learned too late) and it was very time consuming to try to figure out how to get a rental car in Moab. We ended up flying out to Salt Lake the same day. Would have loved to stay in Moab one night.

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4 stars

Submitted 07 Oct 2022

Overall I think the trip was great, however there were areas of opportunity for improved operations. We were not staying at one of the recommended hotels but we were informed it was mandatory to check in the night before. We went unnecessarily out of our way to get our bags tagged which we could have done in the morning had they opened it up early. I am not sure why we arrived at a train station to be transported by bus to our train. We could have just met where the train was departing from. Service on the train was pretty great overall. I wish there were more/bigger viewing options available outside of the car. I was not impressed with the very early morning departure on day 2. I was on vacation, I did not want to start the next day that early and had no idea there was a coffee station outside so I waited quite some time for coffee. Unfortunately, there was an accident that required us to bus from Grand Junction. I think the initial organization was great and everyone was doing a good job during this difficult situation. Until we picked up the local staff and then confusion started. It was clear those that paid more money was being more accommodated than the rest of us and she mislead us on next steps. In the end, it all worked out and was a great way to explore.

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5 stars

Submitted 30 Sep 2022

Wonderful ride! The service was excellent and the staff were over the top! Highly recommend this trip!

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James Hankla

5 stars

Submitted 19 Sep 2022


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