A new high-end train route is on its way to the Southwest.
Rocky Mountaineer, a Canada-based luxury rail-tour company, announced on Thursday that it will be launching a two-day route next summer.
The “Rockies to the Red Rocks” trip — between Denver and Moab, Utah — will stop overnight in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Passengers will travel on one of Rocky Mountaineer’s glass-domed train coaches through the beautiful scenery of the Southwest.
The cost of the trip starts at $1,250 USD per person, according to the announcement. It includes the two-day train journey as well as the overnight stay in Glenwood Springs.
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The route’s preview season will run from Aug. 15 through Oct. 23, 2021, with 40 departures, the company said.
For people who want to book a ticket now, they can make a $25 refundable deposit.
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Rocky Mountaineer is still developing various tour and activity packages with help from local tourism groups and hotels, “so guests can experience even more of the region,” the announcement said.
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“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,” Peter Armstrong, Rocky Mountaineer’s founder, said in a statement. “This region, with its magnificent scenery, national parks, vast opportunities to explore, will delight millions.”
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The company already runs three luxury train routes in Canada, from Vancouver to three towns in the Canadian Rockies: Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.
Steve Sammut, Rocky Mountaineer’s president and CEO, said the company has been working on adding new routes for several years.
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In a statement, Sammut said the Rocky Mountaineer has been in search of a route with “incredible scenery, iconic destinations, and the option for an all daytime, multi-day journey that is best experienced by train.”
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“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,” Sammut said.