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New glass-domed train in the works for Colorado to Utah Rockies route

The Points Guy logo The Points Guy 11/21/2020 Richard Kerr
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Travel + leisure reports the same company that operates luxury, glass-domed trains in Western Canada, Rocky Mountaineer, plans to launch a new route from Denver to Moab beginning August 2021. The route, named Rockies to the Red Rocks, will be two days with one night in a hotel in Glenwood Springs. a canyon with Arches National Park in the background: Arches National Park. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountaineer. © The Points Guy Arches National Park. Photo courtesy Rocky Mountaineer.

The train ride focuses on great views in glass-domed trains with outdoor viewing decks, gourmet dining and tremendous service while passing on the sleeping arrangements — leaving that up to the hotel in Glenwood Springs.

a group of people standing in front of a mountain: Photo courtesy Rocky Mountaineer. © The Points Guy Photo courtesy Rocky Mountaineer.

“Rocky Mountaineer will bring a new luxury train tour to explore the historic rail route between Denver and Moab. 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 train travel history began,” said Peter Armstrong, founder of Rocky Mountaineer. “This region, with its magnificent scenery, national parks, vast opportunities to explore, will delight millions.”


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The two-day trip starts at $1,250 per person and there appear to be two classes of travel for exisiting trains in the Rocky Mountaineer route network: Silver Leaf and Gold Leaf. It isn’t clear from the website if both will be available on the new route. Rocky Mountaneer currently runs three routes in Western Canada between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.

Featured image courtesy Rocky Mountaineer.

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