For sheer majesty and awe-inspiring views, there’s nothing like Canada’s Rocky Mountains. But if you’re looking for stunning landscapes steeped in the history of the Wild West, put Colorado’s Red Rocks on your bucket list.
Located in the traditional territory of the Ute, Cheyenne and Arapahoe People, the towering red-hued monoliths have drawn tourists to the desert since the late 1870s. Before that, the area was also the site of the Wild West era, from 1865 to around 1900, when gunslingers, outlaws, business tycoons and colonizers flooded the area.
But rather than a covered wagon, tourists these days can travel the astonishing landscape with the Rocky Mountaineer train journey. Launched in 2021, the two-day Rockies To The Red Rocks is a new experience aboard the Rocky Mountaineer. And, as with the Rocky Mountain adventures, Rockies To The Red Rocks features one–of–a–kind views, historic tunnels and the exceptionally friendly service white glove service for which the company is renowned.
Here are three reasons you need to try the Red Rocks journey:
Travel through extraordinary landscapes
Rockies To The Red Rocks highlights the landscapes of the Wild West era, carved out by the Colorado River. Relax with amazing views as the train rolls between Denver and Moab’s red sandstone mountains. The oversized windows of the Rocky Mountaineer frame captivating mountain vistas and rugged deserts. Plus, you can take in the views from the SilverLeaf Plus outdoor viewing deck. Picture-perfect opportunities
See the west in a way pioneers of old could never imagine was possible. The oversized windows allow you to take it all in from the comfort of your seat.
Have your camera ready to snap pictures of the sights, including Ruby Canyon, Mount Garfield, and Moffat Tunnel.
Stay overnight in a Wild West town
The Rocky Mountaineer only travels in the day, leaving you the evening to explore along the way. Aboard the Rockies To The Red Rocks, and you’ll stop in Glenwood Springs. You’ll have the evening to explore and enjoy this historic town made famous by its natural hot springs.
Experience SilverLeaf Plus, a Rockies to the Red Rocks exclusive
The Rockies To The Red Rocks Journey is available to enjoy in SilverLeaf Service. However, you can enhance your experience with SilverLeaf Plus. Available exclusively on the Rockies To The Red Rocks journey, SilverLeaf Plus comes with all the amenities of SilverLeaf, and so much more. Enjoy access to a lounge car that offers an added indoor viewing of the western landscapes, plus access to the outdoors viewing area.
In the spacious lounge car, you can also enjoy handcrafted, signature cocktails with SilverLeaf Plus and premium alcoholic beverages. SilverLeaf Plus also offers an elevated dining experience, complete with wine pairings.