Luxury train travel is increasingly turning into the chosen mode of viewing the wonders the world possesses. This new shift in choice of travel modes couldn’t have come at a better time as Rocky Mountaineer celebrates its launch in the Southwest United States. The first-ever luxury train journey of the Rocky Mountaineer train will be between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Canada’s fame overnight train debuted its service on August 15. So what can one expect from this two-day luxury sojourn between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah? As the train glides out of downtown Denver, ail enthusiasts can wave goodbye to the skyscrapers and bustling city for the wonder of the Rockies. The itinerary will include all must-visit spots like a journey along the Colorado River and through canyons with steep, rugged walls. Day two will see travelers enjoy high alpine forests, red rock cliffs, and canyons. The stunning and well-designed train also stops for the night at the approximate halfway point in Glenwood Springs to take in the spectacular mountain vistas, desert cliffs, and rock formations.
Sounding magical already, right? Imagine zipping over all this natural beauty in a flight and skipping the gorgeous nuances of nature that are only witnessed through train travel. Opulent coaches feature expansive windows and only travels during the day to maximize the scenery. It should be noted that the train has no sleeper cars at all, and guests are expected to disembark the train each evening and spend the night in a local hotel. The Vancouver-based train line has been running three routes within Canada and has also bagged the prestigious World Travel Awards as the ‘World’s Leading Travel Experience by Train’ nearly eight times.
Nicole Ford, communications director at Rocky Mountaineer said, ‘Our routes showcase some of the most spectacular scenery North America has to offer. Our trains only travel during the day and feature oversized windows so guests do not miss a moment of the ever-changing landscapes.’ As you take in the stunning vistas, you will be served lip-smacking charcuterie boards made with Colorado bison, elk, and venison, seasonal vegetables from Colorado growers, and desserts from Aspen Baking Company to make this trip worthwhile.
There are two classes of service on the Rockies to the Red Rocks itinerary: SilverLeaf ($1,250 per person) and SilverLeaf Plus ($1,645). These fares include all meals and drinks.