Sunday, October 1, 2023

The scenic train ride to enjoy the most beautiful landscapes of Utah and Colorado

Utah has some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the United States, whether desert or snowy.

No matter the season, Utah prides itself on being a dream for lovers of activities that allow access and appreciation of its beauties, such as its five national parks, cities, scenic trails and attractions.

One of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to travel the state and explore Colorado’s neighboring attractions is with a scenic train ride that follows the route from the Rocky Mountains to Red Rocks, offering a once-in-a-lifetime experience. .

Rocky Mountaineer is one of the largest companies offering this type of train travel within the United States. It is worth noting that it specializes in scenic travel in Canada, where it is based.

While the scenic ride is open most of the year, train fans and experienced travelers point out that the fall season is one of the best due to the color changes in nature; Spring, on the other hand, has its charm through the color of the new flowers and fruits.

The journey begins in the city of Moab, Utah and ends in Denver, Colorado. According to the offer, the tour lasts two days. The journey lasts eight hours on the first day and five hours on the second.

The first day begins with the passengers being welcomed by the hosts and train staff. The journey to Glenwood Springs begins around midday. During this initial period, a luxurious dinner and drink are offered as the train traverses the landscapes of the southwestern United States.

While eating, passengers can enjoy unique and wonderful views of the mountains of Mount Garfield and Ruby Canyon with almost no obstacles, as the train has windows and walls made of pure glass, with only delicate structures to keep them safe.

Upon arrival at Glenwood Springs, passengers are greeted with an exclusive cocktail as they wait to enjoy the tourist destination at night. A hotel reservation is required to stay in the city.

On the second day the journey continues from Glenwood Springs to Denver. Guests are greeted early with a hot two-course breakfast while enjoying the sunrise between the canyons and the Colorado River.

Later, a three-course lunch with regional dishes will be offered. The hosts’ job is to entertain guests with guides telling typical stories about the region until they arrive in the Rocky Mountains.

On the final stage of the route, you cross the Continental Divide in the famous Moffat Tunnel. Finally, the train arrives in the city of Denver, where guests are greeted with a cocktail.

The journey can be undertaken in both directions. The two-day scenic train package from Moab to Denver or vice versa costs $2,759 per person, including an overnight stay.

Also included are personalized leisure activities agreed at the time of reservation, two breakfasts and one lunch, and internal transport from the train to the hotel or to specific points included in the itinerary.

Prices may vary depending on travel season and availability; The price mentioned is valid for the rest of the year; It could increase in 2024, according to the Rocky Mountaineer website.

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