Rocky Mountaineer Will Launch A New Train Journey In The USA For 2021

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Rocky Mountaineer brings its luxury train journeys to a new route in the Southwest United States in 2021.

VANCOUVER, B.C., Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Rocky Mountaineer plans to bring its luxury train journeys to a new route in the Southwest United States in 2021. 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.

Rocky Mountaineer brings its luxury train journeys to the Southwest United States in 2021 with the Rockies to the Red Rocks route, a two-day rail journey between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.


Rocky Mountaineer brings its luxury train journeys to the Southwest United States in 2021 with the Rockies to the Red Rocks route, a two-day rail journey between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.


Rocky Mountaineer Fact Sheet - Rockies to the Red Rocks

Rocky Mountaineer operates multi-day, daytime train journeys that feature incredible scenery, regional cuisine, and attentive service in its spacious, glass-domed train coaches. The company has long had the goal of expanding its routes to bring its train travel experience to showcase new destinations. This new route will be in addition to the three rail routes that run in Western Canada, between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.

"Rocky Mountaineer will bring a new luxury train tour to explore the historic rail route between Denver and Moab. 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," said Peter Armstrong, founder of Rocky Mountaineer. "This region, with its magnificent scenery, national parks, vast opportunities to explore, will delight millions."

Rocky Mountaineer will launch the route with a preview season of 40 departures across 10 weeks from August 15 to October 23, 2021. The company is working with local tourism organizations, hotels and tour operators to curate custom vacation packages that feature tours, activities, and stays in Denver and Moab, so guests can experience even more of the region.

"The work to find a new route has been underway for several years as we needed to find a special location with many of the same features we have in Western Canada – incredible scenery, iconic destinations, and the option for an all daytime, multi-day journey that is best experienced by train. 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," explained Steve Sammut, president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer. "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 travelers, 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 two-day rail journeys, including a one-night hotel accommodation in Glenwood Springs, will start from $1,250 USD plus tax per person. Travellers can reserve a place on a 2021 departure with a refundable deposit of $25 USD by contacting their travel professional or Rocky Mountaineer directly. Guests can also visit www.rockymountaineer.com/train-routes/rockies-red-rocks to sign up for information on the Rockies to the Red Rocks route.

About Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer has offered luxury train journeys between Vancouver and the Canadian Rockies, showcasing the best scenery Western Canada has to offer, for over 30 years. Rocky Mountaineer is a must-do travel experience that offers unparalleled journeys in its spacious glass-domed train coaches thanks to the incredible scenery, delicious cuisine, attentive service, and social atmosphere. Since it was founded in 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has welcomed more than 2.2 million guests and become the largest privately owned luxury tourist train in the world.
 
Maybe I'm just old, but that price is a bit steep.

Rocky Mountaineer has always had very high pricing. They're targeting the luxury land cruise market, not railfans. With limited capacity and limited runs, they have to make a good profit on each ticket. The people that are buying these tickets are the same people that are buying the luxury suites with balconies on cruise ships.

Look at this way... $450 for the hotel and dining, and $400 per day for two days of luxury rail excursions through amazing scenery. Not cheap, but within budget for high spenders.
 
What I find interesting is they allow a reverse run to Glenwood Springs. I wonder if that is more for getting back to the CZ Route?

Want to start in Moab? You can also choose to go Eastbound, journeying from Moab to Glenwood Springs.
 
Rocky Mountaineer continues to get good press on the new route.

The U.S. Is Getting an Epic New Glass-domed Train Route From the Rockies to Red Rocks



The southwestern U.S. is getting a new luxury train route through some of the country’s most scenic territory.

The Rockies to the Red Rocks journey, set to start in August 2021, will take passengers on a two-day ride from Denver to Moab, Utah, winding through the Rocky Mountains and Utah’s gorgeous natural arches. It makes an overnight stop in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, a town known for its hot springs and rugged Rocky Mountain views.
 
What I find interesting is they allow a reverse run to Glenwood Springs. I wonder if that is more for getting back to the CZ Route?

Want to start in Moab? You can also choose to go Eastbound, journeying from Moab to Glenwood Springs.

It's apparently a one way trip. I'm not certain, but it appears that once you arrive in Moab you're on your own.

They only mention breakfast on board on the second day, and the train appears to arrive mid day.

Since the run from Denver is one way, they're offering trips on what would otherwise be a deadhead move back to Denver.
 




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