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Rocky Mountaineer: Rockies to the Red Rocks

Experience the American Southwest by luxury train onboard Rocky Mountaineer’s newest route, Rockies to the Red Rocks. From vast canyons and chromatic deserts to red sandstone landscapes that twist through the bright blue sky, this stunning rail route is filled with highlights best seen from their expansive glass-dome coaches.

The two-day train journey travels:

Eastbound -  Moab | Glenwood Springs | Denver
Westbound -  Denver | Glenwood Springs | Moab

After three decades of unveiling the awe-inspiring majesty of the Canadian Rockies, Rocky Mountaineer embarks on an exhilarating new adventure – unlocking the unseen wonders of the American Southwest. Embark on the Rockies to the Red Rocks route, a captivating odyssey that traverses the ever-changing landscapes of Colorado and Utah aboard Rocky Mountaineer's iconic glass-domed fleet.

Immerse yourself in a world of vast canyons, where vibrant deserts stretch as far as the eye can see, punctuated by the enchanting hoodoos – towering rock spires sculpted by nature's artistry over millennia. As you journey through these spectacular realms, delve into the rich history and lore of the region, guided by expert storytellers.

Marvel at the awe-inspiring sights that dot the route, from the imposing Mount Garfield and the serpentine Ruby Canyon to the majestic Continental Divide and the engineering marvel of Moffat Tunnel. Traverse the rugged beauty of Byers Canyon and gaze upon the majesty of Mount Peale, a towering sentinel in the heart of the Red Rocks.

Throughout your journey, indulge in Rocky Mountaineer's world-class service and savor regionally-inspired cuisine that celebrates the flavors of the Southwest. Experience the sense of adventure you crave, coupled with the exceptional service you deserve, on this journey of a lifetime through the unseen wonders of the American Southwest.


Day 1: Denver to Glenwood Springs

Begin your epic adventure aboard the iconic glass-domed coaches of the Rocky Mountaineer in the vibrant city of Denver. As you depart, marvel at the changing landscapes that unfold before your eyes. Cross the mighty Continental Divide, a true feat of engineering, while taking in the spectacular views of rugged canyons carved by the powerful Colorado River. Your first day's journey concludes in the resort town of Glenwood Springs, where you'll spend the night surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the Rockies.

Day 2: Glenwood Springs to Moab

Continuing your southward odyssey, depart from Glenwood Springs aboard Rocky Mountaineer. Witness the awe-inspiring transition from soaring mountain peaks to the unique red sandstone landscapes that define the American Southwest. Cross the Colorado-Utah border, where stunning vistas of otherworldly rock formations and deep canyons provide a striking backdrop to your journey. As you approach the adventure hub of Moab, gateway to the iconic Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, prepare to disembark and immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of this enchanting desert oasis, marking the end of this unforgettable leg of your journey.

Rockies to the Red Rocks Highlights

  • Ruby Canyon
  • Mount Garfield
  • Colorado River
  • Moffat Tunnel
  • Byers Canyon
  • Mount Peale


Day 1: Moab to Glenwood Springs

Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you board the iconic glass-domed coaches of the Rocky Mountaineer in the captivating desert oasis of Moab. Bid farewell to the striking red rock formations and canyons that define this region as you cross the Utah-Colorado border, where the landscape gradually transitions to towering mountain vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see. Marvel at the awe-inspiring scenery that surrounds you as you make your way to the resort town of Glenwood Springs, nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, where you'll spend the night.

Day 2: Glenwood Springs to Denver

Begin your day by savouring a delectable breakfast served onboard as the train departs Glenwood Springs. Take in the breathtaking views of rugged canyons etched into the landscape by the mighty Colorado River, a testament to nature's raw power and artistry. As you continue your journey, prepare to conquer one of the engineering marvels of the route – the Continental Divide. After cresting this lofty peak, descend into the vibrant city of Denver, where your Rocky Mountaineer odyssey through the American Southwest reaches its triumphant conclusion.

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