Rocky Mountaineer To Launch First U.S. Train Journey In 2021
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Rocky Mountaineer will launch its first route in the United States in AUG next year.Rockies to the Red Rocks will be a two-day rail journey between Denver, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
This new itinerary is in addition to the three existing rail routes which run in Western Canada between Vancouver and the towns of Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper, located in the Canadian Rockies.
According to Steve Sammut, president and CEO of Rocky Mountaineer, the company has been working to find a new route 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," he said.
Rocky Mountaineer will launch the route with a preview season of 40 departures across 10 weeks from 15AUG to 23OCT, 2021. The company says it 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.
"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."
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