Rocky Mountaineer - Rockies to the Red Rocks Denver, CO

Duration: 2D/1N
Availability: Apr to Oct 2022, Apr to Oct 2023
Place: Denver, CO


Rockies to Red Rocks is the newest addition to the luxurious train journeys that the Rocky Mountaineer is offering.  Journeying thorough the American Southwest, your two day Rocky Mountaineer tour through the southwest takes you through extraordinary landscapes between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado. Your train will traverse vast canyons, inspiring deserts, natural archways and enchanting hoodoos. Rocky Mountaineer offers a SilverLeaf Service on this route filled with highlights best seen by train; including Ruby Canyon, Mount Garfield and crossing the Continental Divide.  

On this route, your Rocky Mountaineer train offers the best in terms of service and experience in their SilverLeaf Service.  On board experience includes friendly Hosts, gourmet breakfasts and lunches, and endlessly astounding views. The coaches are custom designed to offer panoramic views.  And if you like a closer view of Canada’s wild life and scenic beauty, step out into the outdoor viewing area.

You also have the option to enhance your onboard experience with SilverLeaf Plus, which includes all the benefits of our exceptional SilverLeaf Service, plus exclusive access to our newly renovated lounge car. Featuring signature cocktails, the lounge car offers additional space indoors to relax and soak in the scenery as it passes you by, as well as a small outdoor viewing area. Also, enjoy an elevated dining experience with an additional course during select meals, and premium alcoholic beverages.


DAY 1 – Denver to Glenwood Springs.

This morning, board the Rocky Mountaineer in the scenic city of Denver, situated at the foot of Rocky Mountains in Colorado.  As your train pulls out of Denver and travels westward, you’ll be taking in the scenic views of the Gross Reservoir Dam.  Travelling through the Rockies, the train will slowly gain elevation before reaching the Continental Divide, cutting through 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) of mountainous terrain via the Moffat Tunnel.  Your Rockies to the Red Rocks train journey will continue along the Colorado River through more rugged landscapes and canyons, including the picturesque Byers and Gore canyons. Keep your eyes peeled and camera ready for wildlife, as you may get a glimpse of some native to these canyons.  Later this afternoon, you will arrive at Glenwood Springs for a relaxing overnight stay. 

Overnight in Glenwood Springs, CO.

DAY 2 – Glenwood Springs to Moab.

Today, your Rockies to the Red Rocks journey begins with the train heading southwest.  You will pass mountain vistas and desert cliffs. Impressive landscapes continue as you pass by Parachute Creek and Mount Logan towards De Beque Canyon, a 24-kilometre-long (15 mile) narrow canyon with stair‑step cliffs of sedimentary rock layers.  As the journey continues west, you’ll pass by Mount Garfield, the highest point of the Book Cliffs. These sandstone cliffs and mountains stretch 320 kilometers (200 miles) from east to west and mark the crossing from Colorado to Utah. Breathtaking red rock gateway to Utah’s Mighty 5 national parks. 

End of your two days Rockies to the Red Rocks Rail Tour.

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Inc - Exc


  • SilverLeaf Service with option to upgrade to SilverLeaf Plus.
  • 2-day Rocky Mountaineer Rail Tour from Denver, CO to Moab, UT.  The itinerary is also available in the reverse order.
  • 2 Days on board the Rocky Mountaineer.
  • 1 night’s accommodation in Glenwood Springs, CO.
  • 2 Breakfasts & 1 Lunch on board the train.
  • Reclining, comfortable pre-assigned seating with ample leg room.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on board the train.
  • Gourmet sweet and savoury snacks on board the train.
  • Engaging Hosts with stories about historic sites, scenery, and wildlife.
  • Return transfer from Rocky Mountaineer Station to hotel in Glenwood Springs and back included.
  • Transfers in Moab from Rocky Mountaineer Station to downtown Moab (motorcoach). 


  • Airfare.  Offered as a supplement on request.
  • Dinners of Day 1 & 2. Lunch on Day 2.
  • Arrival and departure transfers from Hotel to Rocky Mountaineer (RMR) Rail Station in Denver and from RMR Rail Station to your hotel in Moab.  These services are offered as an optional Addon.
  • Pre & post rail journey accommodations and tour package.
  • Travel Insurance – highly recommended. We require clients to provide us a signed Waiver in the event your client opts to decline your offer to sell Travel Insurance.  Stars & Maple Holidays sells Manulife Travel Insurance.  Please check with us for rates.
  • Pre & Post Tour Accommodations, Tours and Transfers.
  • Early Check-in and Late Check-out charges.  Charges will apply.
  • Gratuities for Tour Guides/Driver cum Guides (Expected).
  • Cost of any RTPCR/Antigen Test or costs related to quarantine.

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