If you are looking for a train ride with breathtaking views then here is one that is on the way.
A new luxury rail tour kicks off this summer, taking passengers through the breathtaking Southwest of America.
It is operated by Rocky Mountaineer on its trains, which have bespoke glass dome cars and an outdoor observation deck so those on board can enjoy the great views while they drive.
Rocky Mountaineer is launching a route across the American Southwest this summer using trains with bespoke glass domed cars (pictured)
Aboard one of the glass dome cars that travel the Rockies route to Red Rocks. The route is a two-day rail journey between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado, in both directions
Rocky Mountaineer has been traveling across Canada since 1990. The start of the route from Moab to Denver is the first trip to the United States. The train shown is one of his trains
The Rockies to Red Rocks route is a two-day rail journey between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado, in both directions.
Highlights include crossing the watershed and enjoying spectacular views of mountains, rugged gorges, and the Colorado River.
Trips include an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and accommodation is also provided before and after departure.
The classic itinerary starts at $ 1,564 (£ 1,139) and includes hotel stays, transportation, and meals.
Peter Armstrong, Founder of Rocky Mountaineer, commented on the start of the new route: “For the past 30 years, Rocky Mountaineer has become known for its world-class train travel experiences. Now we’re opening our newest train experience in the region where train travel history began ‘
The classic Rockies to Red Rocks route starts at $ 1,564 (GBP 1,139), including hotel accommodation, transportation, and meals
Instead of the normal draft feed, guests can enjoy a fine selection of dishes, from fluffy omelets for breakfast to grilled salmon and braised short ribs for dinner
Instead of the normal draft feed, guests can enjoy a fine selection of dishes, from fluffy omelets for breakfast to grilled salmon and braised short ribs for dinner.
For those looking to extend their trip, there is an option to add stops in places like Las Vegas, Lake Powell, and Salt Lake City with buses that take passengers to attractions, tours, and activities. There is also the option of following a self-drive route.
Rocky Mountaineer will launch the new route from the Rockies to the Red Rocks with a preview season of 40 runs over a 10-week period from August 15 to October 23, 2021.
It has been traveling across Canada since 1990 and this is its first foray into the United States
The other popular rail tours in western Canada run between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.
Peter Armstrong, Founder of Rocky Mountaineer, commented on the start of the new route: “Rocky Mountaineer will bring a new luxury train tour to explore the historic railroad between Denver and Moab.
Passengers should keep their cameras nearby when the train passes the pictured Mount Garfield between Moab and Denver
In Moab, the train passes a bright red sandstone landscape with a wonderful view of Arches National Park. a 73,234 acre wonderland of geological wonders
Rocky Mountaineer will launch its new route, Rockies to the Red Rocks, with a preview season of 40 runs over a 10-week period from August 15 to October 23, 2021. A map of the route is shown
‘For the past 30 years, Rocky Mountaineer has become known for its world-class train travel experiences. Now we’re opening our newest train experience in the region where the history of train travel began.
“This region with its wonderful landscape, the national parks and the huge opportunities for exploration will inspire millions.”
Meanwhile, Steve Sammut, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rocky Mountaineer added, ‘The work on finding a new route has been going on for several years as we had to find a specific location with many of the same features as Western Canada . Incredible scenery, iconic destinations, and the option of a multi-day, full-day trip that is best experienced by train.
‘The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the travel industry and uncertainty remains about when tourism will recover. However, we believe American travelers and travelers from around the world are dying to explore this region by rail, and we look forward to seeing them in 2021 and beyond. ‘