Explorers can now book Silverleaf and Silverleaf Plus Rocky Mountaineer rail getaways through the scenic southwestern route for summer 2022.
More details can be found at https://rockytrain.com/portfolio/red-rocks-explorer-salt-lake-city-eastbound
The updated luxury travel experience takes passengers on a 6-day journey with overnight stays in first-class hotels in Salt Lake City, Moab, Glenwood Springs, and Denver.
The itinerary begins with an exploration of Salt Lake City. This is followed by a motorcoach or flightseeing transfer to Moab where travelers spend a free day. Described as the adventure capital of the west, Moab is home to many natural sights and attractions. Highlights include Arches National Park, Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park, the Klondike Bluffs Trail, and Sand Flats Recreation Area.
The train journey continues through the Utah-Colorado border, passing the Ruby Canyon to Glenwood Springs. Situated in the Rocky Mountains, the resort city is well known for its mineral hot springs. The Rocky Mountaineer carries on past the canyons and Colorado River, crossing the Continental Divide to arrive in Denver where passengers spend their final night of accommodation.
The SilverLeaf trains feature custom-designed, glass-domed coaches and oversized windows to enable panoramic views and clear photography. Additional outdoor viewing platforms provide a closer sightseeing experience. Gourmet meals are served 3 times a day, and craft cocktails are prepared by an onboard mixologist.
Baggage and rail station transfers in Moab, Glenwood Springs, and Denver are provided and service hosts will cater to special requests. Upgrades to SilverLeaf Plus can be booked as well, which include exclusive access to a lounge car, an additional meal course, and premium alcoholic beverages. A reverse westbound tour option is also available.
Rocky Train Vacations have provided luxury rail tour experiences throughout the Western United States for over 2 decades. Their excursions with customized itineraries range from 2 to 9-day packages. Other tours include a stop in Las Vegas, Nevada, and a 9 Day Red Rocks Leisure Tour.
A spokesperson for the company said: “We have 26 years of experience guiding guests through the Rocky Mountains. Red Rocks and Moab hold a special place in our hearts. Come and see why!”
Interested parties can find more information at https://rockytrain.com
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