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Reservations are currently being accepted for 40 available departure days running from mid-August to late October.

J.D. Simkins  – December 2, 2020

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Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer train has, since 1990, provided fortunate passengers with one of the most picturesque rides on the planet.

Glass canopies yield stunning panoramic views of summer routes through iconic Canadian Rockies towns like Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper.

Now, the train has decided to head south of the border. Starting August 2021, the Rocky Mountaineer will begin chugging its way through an American route running from Denver, Colorado, to Moab, Utah, with tours available in the reverse direction as well.

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“Journey through two days of extraordinary landscapes. Vast canyons, inspiring deserts, natural archways, and enchanting hoodoos are just a start,” the company stated. “Available in SilverLeaf Service, this Rocky Mountaineer rail route is filled with highlights best seen by train, including Ruby Canyon, Mount Logan, and crossing the Continental Divide.”

Starting at $1,250, the “Rockies to the Red Rocks” tour will be supplemented by all the sights and amenities that made its Canadian counterpart a bucket list item. Breakfast with a view, top-shelf wine, and three-course lunch and dinner options accompany the 360-degree views that come courtesy of the Rocky Mountaineer’s aquarium-like train car.

Various tour packages will be made available to extend the length of the trip, with each including a night’s stay in Colorado’s hot springs-rich Glenwood Springs.

Reservations are currently being accepted for 40 available departure days running from mid-August to late October.

Customers need only submit a $25 refundable deposit to secure a spot on board.

Read more about the new route here.


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