Have you dreamt of exploring the American frontier? Or is listening to the gentle sounds of a train chugging over tracks laid through the Moab desert on your bucket list? Then Rocky Mountaineer’s Rockies to Red Rocks journey is perfect for you.
Made for nature lovers and history buffs alike, the Rockies to Red Rocks takes you through the home of the Wild West. Aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, you can experience the American frontier for all its natural glory, taking in the sights from the comfort of luxury train cars.
One of our CAA Travel Consultants travelled aboard the Rocky Mountaineer’s Rockies to Red Rocks for an unforgettable journey and shared his experience, which he describes as the best way to see the American Southwest.
What was the best thing about Rocky Mountaineer?
On the Rockies to Red Rocks trip, you experience the contrast between two vastly different landscapes. From the deserts of Moab to the rugged terrain of the Rocky Mountains, I cannot think of a better way to experience the American frontier.
Who would like this trip?
This trip certainly lived up to the hype and then some! Rocky Mountaineer’s Rockies to Red Rocks journey truly is an experience that all ages can enjoy. The train is a fantastic way to explore the American Southwest, from the deserts of Moab to the Colorado Rocky Mountains.
There are many opportunities to personalize this trip to ensure you get the most out of your experience. Additionally, the level of service you receive aboard the Rocky Mountaineer is truly an experience.
What did you get to experience?
I got to see Arches National Park, which was incredible, explore Glenwood Springs and visit the burial site of the famous Doc Holliday at the Linwood Cemetery.
Other highlights of the trip are the off-roading tour through the Hell’s Revenge Trail at sunset and the view from the top of Mount Evans.
What did you learn about?
The team’s enthusiasm and passion for storytelling is truly an experience of its own. The staff educated us on the history of the landscapes and the local communities. Plus, we learned about local vegetation, landscape formations, the gold rush and great American train robberies.
How was the food?
There was so much delicious food, but the golden sugar waffles were the best waffles I have ever had!
What would you want to relive?
I took a guided tour up Mount Evans (4,310 metres in elevation) and one of the tallest peaks in Colorado. We travelled up the highest paved road in North America on the journey, parked near the top, and hiked up the rest of the way up the mountain. From the summit, you feel like you are on top of the world, overseeing the peaks of the surrounding mountain tops.
Ready to book your Rockies to Red Rocks trip aboard the Rocky Mountaineer? Contact a CAA Travel Consultant today to book your trip.