Rockies to the Red Rocks Classic | Vacations by Rail

Moah, Utah, Arches National Park
Arches National Park, Moab, Utah

Rockies to the Red Rocks Classic

5 days | Denver to Salt Lake City

From $1,990 per person

The Rocky Mountaineer has long been hailed for its spectacular onboard offerings and scenic routes, and now, the luxurious experience is available without crossing the Canadian border. Traveling from Denver, Colorado to Salt Lake City, Utah this 5-day Rockies to the Red Rocks Classic rail trip presents the varied beauty of the West on this leisurely journey.

The first stretch of the route meanders through the Rocky Mountains, passing vast canyons, emerald forests and the winding Colorado River.

Enjoy an overnight stay in the resort town of Glenwood Springs before continuing through expansive deserts and past natural archways and enchanting hoodoos to Moab. 

The Rocky Mountaineer has long been hailed for its spectacular onboard offerings, scenic routes, regional cuisine, and impeccable service.

Rocky Mountaineer
Rocky Mountaineer

Rockies to the Red Rocks ClassicItinerary at a Glance

DAY 1: Arrive Denver, CO

Arrive in Denver and transfer to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is yours to get acquainted with the Mile High City’s scenic and cultural offerings. From museums to street art displays and worldly restaurants, there is no shortage of options to occupy your time.

DAY 2: Denver to Glenwood Springs

This morning, board your luxurious train, the Rocky Mountaineer. Travel west into the Rocky Mountains, crossing the Continental Divide. Soak in the scenery from the train’s glass-domed windows or from one of the outdoor viewing platforms. Rugged canyons, sprawling valleys and the rushing current of the Colorado River are just some of the sights to see. Enjoy a locally sourced lunch served onboard. On arrival in Glenwood Springs, transfer to your hotel. The evening is at your leisure – sightsee or enjoy a soak in Glenwood’s famous hot springs.

DAY 3: Glenwood Springs to Moab

This morning, reboard the Rocky Mountaineer and travel toward Moab, Utah. Watch the colorful landscape change as the lush forests and steep mountains fade into the background and impressive red rock formations emerge. In the afternoon, the train arrives in Moab, the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Your afternoon is free to take in the sights, explore nature or check out the culinary scene.

DAY 4: Moab to Salt Lake City

Transfer to Salt Lake City via motorcoach. Spend time exploring Salt Lake City on your own.

DAY 5: Depart Salt Lake City

Your trip through the Rockies and the Red Rocks concludes upon check-out from your hotel this morning.

Rocky Mountaineer Domed Coach
Rocky Mountaineer Glass-Dome Coach

Rocky Mountaineer Accommodations


Expansive SilverLeaf Service glass-dome coaches put you right in the heart of the stunning Southwest. From the comfort of your luxury seat, this journey of a lifetime offers impeccable service and storytelling from engaging hosts, regionally inspired cuisine.

SilverLeaf Plus

Enhance your onboard experience with SilverLeaf Plus, which includes all the benefits of the exceptional SilverLeaf Service, plus exclusive access to a newly renovated lounge car. Featuring a mixologist who will carefully craft signature cocktails, the lounge car offers additional space indoors to soak in the scenery, as well as a small outdoor viewing area.

Dates and Pricing

April – October 2022 | From $1,990 per person

Multiple departures between April and October 2022. Prices are in US Dollars per person based on double occupancy accommodations unless otherwise stated. Price does not include airfare to and from arrival and departure cities.

Contact us for complete date and pricing information.


  • Rail travel on the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Hotel accommodations for 4 nights
  • Three meals, including lunch aboard the train

About Vacations by Rail

Vacations By Rail is North America’s most comprehensive provider of global rail travel and tours and the trusted authority on rail vacations. They offer the largest selection of independent rail vacations, escorted rail tours, luxury rail journeys and custom train vacations to destinations in North America, Europe and beyond.

About Rocky Mountaineer

Rocky Mountaineer offers luxury train journeys through Western Canada and the American Southwest. Its world-renowned train travels by daylight and is the best way to experience some of the most spectacular scenery North America has to offer.

Contact us for more information about travel adventures with Vacations by Rail and Rocky Mountaineer.

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