The Rocky Mountaineer Luxury Train experience is quite different to other railroad adventures, offering its passengers a unique approach to rail travel dedicated to the spectacular landscapes of Moab, Utah, and Denver, Colorado.
The first thing passengers will notice is the train cars, designed in a way that passengers can take full advantage of the panoramic view to fully take in the incredible surrounding landscapes. Standard class cars are one story, featuring large windows that extend up onto the roof, allowing passengers to catch every detail of the landscape.
Another unique aspect of these train tours is the overnight accommodation and opportunity to explore sights that are dotted along the way. Unlike passenger trains that run from one stop to the next on a tight schedule, the Rocky Mountaineer stops in a city each evening where passengers disembark and spend the night at a hotel. In addition to being a far more comfortable option, it means all rail travel is done by daylight, so that passengers don’t miss a thing.
Gold Leaf passengers are treated to a two-level car with all seating on the top level, which features windows that extend up and over, with only a narrow band obscuring the center of the ceiling. The lower level is a separate dining area, which serves all menus to order from an a-la-carte menu. Standard fare passengers also enjoy all meals as part of the package, served at their seats.
The basic tour package includes all meals, hotel stays, and narration during the train ride by knowledgeable guides. It lasts two days, starting in Moab with an overnight in Glenwood Springs and then on to Denver.
Longer packages are also available, including a round-trip sightseeing tour with four days on the train, two full days in Moab, and plenty of time to explore Denver. Other packages include sightseeing flights and time in Las Vegas before an extended stay along the train route, as well as an option to add motor coach portions and a guided tour of Bryce Canyon.
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