Road & Rail

Rocky Mountaineer to introduce new route in Southwest US

Rocky Mountaineer is adding a new route to its luxe train service in 2021 exploring the Southwest US.

The ‘Rockies to the Red Rocks’ route will be a two-day rail journey between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Like the rest of Rochy Mountaineer’s trips, the journey promises incredible scenery, regional cuisine, and attentive service in its spacious, glass-domed train coaches.

This new route joins the company’s three rail routes that run in Western Canada, between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.

Rocky Mountaineer founder Peter Armstrong said: “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.

“This region, with its magnificent scenery, national parks, vast opportunities to explore, will delight millions.”

Steve Sammut, president and CEO of Rocky Mountaineer, said the work to find a new route has been underway for several years.

“We needed to find a special location with many of the same features we have in Western Canada – incredibly scenery, iconic destinations, and the option for an all daytime, multi-day journey that is best experienced by train,” he said.”

“Rockies to the Red Rocks will have all of this and more, and is an opportunity to bring our award-winning Rocky Mountaineer experience to showcase the epic scenery of the Southwest United States.

“The coronavirus pandemic has had a devastating impact on the travel industry, and there is continued uncertainty of when tourism will recover. However, we believe American travellers and those from around the world will be eager to explore this region by rail with us, and we look forward to welcoming them in 2021 and beyond.”

The route launches with a preview season of 40 departures across 10 weeks from 15 August to 23 October 2021.

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