An epic glass-domed train is coming to Utah in 2021. It'll offer passengers cushy views of some of the nations' most scenic territory.
2021 hopefully brings days that are much more normal for us because many of us can't wait to resume our travels!
Rocky Mountaineer, a train company, knows what we need as it's introducing an amazing route from Colorado to Utah in 2021.
The route is called the 'Rockies to the Red Rocks,' and it'll take passengers to a two-day rail journey between Denver and Moab.
There is also an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs, a town well-known for its hot springs and rugged Rocky Mountain views.
As you travel on the train from Denver to Glenwood Springs, you will ride alongside the Colorado River. You will also go through a series of canyons with steep, rugged rock walls.
Meanwhile, the Glenwood Springs and Moab's route offers diverse scenery, including desert cliffs, rock formations, and mountain vistas.
Guests on the route will also enjoy onboard storytelling, regional cuisine, and beautiful scenery in the trains' glass-dome coaches.
The company is also working with local hotels and tour operators to curate custom vacation packages that feature activities, tours, and stays in Denver and Moab. So, you have a lot to experience on your voyage.
The new route will also be in addition to three rail routes currently run in western Canada. That's between Vancouver and the mountain towns of Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper.
Announcing the expansion, Steve Sammut, president and CEO of Rocky Mountaineer, said in a statement:
"The work to find a new route has been underway for several years…"
"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."
"The Rockies to the Red Rocks will have all of this and more. It's an opportunity to bring our award-winning Rocky Mountaineer experience to showcase the epic scenery of the southwest United States."
Peter Armstrong, the founder of Rocky Mountaineer, added:
"This region, with its magnificent scenery, national parks, and vast opportunities to explore, will delight millions."
The company is known for its glass-domed trains, chef-designed menus, expansive outdoor viewing platforms, and a lack of sleeping cars.
It instead aims to showcase mountain views during the day and deliver passengers to cloud-like hotel beds at night.
Prices for the two-day trip start at $1,250 per person, including the hotel fees. You can also reserve your spot with a refundable deposit of $25.
The company is aiming for 40 departures across ten weeks between Aug. 15 and Oct. 23, 2021.