A popular luxury train company in Canada is expanding into the United States and introducing a new journey that will take passengers between Denver and Moab.
On Nov. 19, Rocky Mountaineer, a company that hosts multi-day luxury train voyages in Canada, announced that its new route in the United States will open to the public in 2021.
The route, titled Rockies to the Red Rocks, will bring passengers on a two-day adventure between Denver and Moab, including an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs.
Peter Armstrong is the founder of Rocky Mountaineer.
“Over the past 30 years, Rocky Mountaineer has become renowned for our world-class train travel experiences, and now we are opening our newest train experience in the region where American train travel history began,” he said. “This region, with its magnificent scenery, national parks, and vast opportunities to explore, will delight millions.”
Marlene Neidert, tourism promotion project manager for Visit Glenwood Springs, said the town is “beyond excited” to be the halfway point and to host passengers.
Glenwood Springs is well-known for its hot springs and outdoor recreation opportunities.
Rocky Mountaineer will hold 40 departures in 2021 as a preview of what’s to come. These previews will run across 10 weeks from Aug. 15 to Oct. 23. The company is working with local tourism organizations, hotels and tour operators to create curated vacation packages for riders.
The Rockies to the Red Rocks ride costs $1,250 plus tax per person and includes accommodations in Glenwood Springs. Travelers can reserve a place on a 2021 departure with a refundable $25 deposit. Click here for details and click here for an itinerary for the trip.
The train rides of Rocky Mountaineer, which was founded in 1990, feature beautiful scenery and regional cuisine, all within the confines of its glass-domed train coaches. The company currently has three train experiences in western Canada. All begin in Vancouver and end in either Banff, Lake Louise or Jasper.