Rocky Mountaineer USA

Considered by many to be the trip of a lifetime, a rail journey aboard Rocky Mountaineer promises to be a magical experience. With the spectacular scenery of Colorado and Utah on the newly launched (2021) US Rockies journey, and British Columbia and Alberta as a backdrop on the traditional Canadian journeys, every corner turned brings into view another picture-perfect landscape.

Imagine being able to scale the sides of mountains or weave alongside steep canyons – all without having to worry if you brought the right shoes. With Rocky Mountaineer, they’ve got you covered (in luxury that is).

This page provides information on the US journey. For details on the three Canadian journeys, please click here.

Rockies to The Red Rocks

Rocky Mountaineer is excited to bring their world-class experience to America’s Southwest. Their newest route, Rockies to the Red Rocks, will give you the adventure you crave with the service you deserve. From vast canyons and chromatic deserts, to red sandstone landscapes that twist through the bright blue sky, this rail route is filled with highlights best seen by their glass-dome coaches. The two-day train journey travels between Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. This stunning scenery is complemented by vibrant storytelling, regionally-inspired cuisine and impeccable service.

Route Highlights: Big Ten Cave – Coal Creek Canyon Park – Gross Reservoir Dam – Moffat Tunnel – Glenwood Canyon – Parachute Creek – Mount Logan – Mount Lincoln – Mount Garfield – Ruby Canyon – Mount Peale


Operates: August to October 2021 (and full schedule from 2022).

2021 SPECIAL OFFER – Receive $300 off per couple (or $150 off per person) on qualifying Rockies to the Red Rocks Eastbound bookings, when booked by June 20th 2021. Call for full details.

Extraordinary Experience

Enjoy two days of extraordinary landscapes including vast canyons, inspiring deserts, natural archways and enchanting hoodoos. This journey is filled with highlights best seen by train. This route showcases scenery which is unique to the Southwestern USA. Between Denver and Glenwood Springs you journey alongside the Colorado River and through a series of canyons with steep, rugged rock walls. The route between Glenwood Springs and Moab offers a variety of scenery including mountain vistas, desert cliffs and rock formations.

This route can be taken in both directions. Westbound, it includes two breakfasts and one lunch. Eastbound, it includes one breakfast, one lunch and one dinner. The onboard culinary experience features cuisine and ingredients local to the Southwestern US, which will be accompanied by a beverage service and served at your seat so you don’t miss one minute of the spectacular scenery.

Two Day Itinerary


Depart Denver and travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Cross the Continental Divide as you take in the spectacular views of rugged canyons and the Colorado River before arriving at the resort town of Glenwood Springs. Tonight you disembark the train and overnight in Glenwood Springs (hotel allocated by Rocky Mountaineer).  Breakfast & lunch included.


This morning, depart Glenwood Springs back onboard the Rocky Mountaineer. You’ll cross the Colorado-Utah border with stunning mountain views shining through the windows. Red sandstone landscapes emerge as you approach Moab, the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Your journey ends upon arrival in Moab.  Breakfast included.

Pre-planned Itineraries

This two day rail journey can be included in any number of wonderful itineraries. You may wish to explore Colorado prior to your rail experience or Utah, Nevada or Arizona following your rail experience.

We have two wonderful options for you to take a look at. Rockies, Rail and Red Rocks is a 15 night itinerary which enjoys a pre-stay in Denver and goes on to explore’s Utah’s ‘Might Five’ national parks and northern Arizona (including The Grand Canyon), before ending in Las Vegas.

Shimmering Southwest Scenery is a 14 night fly drive, which visits Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, Monument Valley, The Grand Canyon and then winds its way south into Arizona, enjoying Sedona, Flagstaff and Scottsdale.

World Class Service


Onboard Rocky Mountaineer, everything is choreographed to make your journey feel special, effortless and unforgettable. From the expansive glass-dome coaches that put you right in the heart of the stunning Southwest, to the impeccable service and storytelling from engaging Onboard Hosts to the gourmet cuisine served at your seat, this will no doubt be a journey of a lifetime.


You can also choose to enhance your onboard experience with SilverLeaf Plus, which includes exclusive and unlimited access to the newly-renovated lounge car. Featuring a mixologist who will carefully craft signature cocktails, the lounge car offers additional space indoors as well as a small outfoor viewing area. Also, enjoy an elevated dining experience with an additional course during select meals and premium alcoholic beverages.

Introducing The New Route

Need more information to decide if this is the correct choice for you? Rocky Mountaineer have created a video to introduce you to what you can expect onboard and the vistas you can enjoy as you travel.

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Our team of travel professionals focus on providing you with the very best advice when it comes to planning your holiday to the USA and Canada. They have experienced the destinations, hotels, tours and excursions for themselves, so if its expert advice and guidance backed by faultless customer service that you are looking for, you couldn’t’ be in safer hands. We will listen to your wish list of ideas as well as add our own personal recommendations to create a unique itinerary, personalised just for you.

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