6 Day Rocky Mountaineer Train - Denver to Moab
September 7-12, 2024
Journey from Denver to Moab onboard the Rocky Mountaineer Train and admire the stunning scenery
Visit spectacular Canyonlands National Park set in over 300,000 acres of rugged terrain
Experience Arches National Park, with over 2,000 natural stone arches and soaring pinnacles
Day by Day Itinerary
DAY 1, Saturday - Arrive in Denver
Arrive in Denver, the capital of Colorado. Transfer independently to the hotel. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 7 PM, followed by dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 5 PM.
Overnight: Denver Meals: Dinner
DAY 2, Sunday - Rocky Mountaineer Train to Glenwood Springs
Board the Rocky Mountaineer train, to Glenwood Springs and begin your journey alongside the Colorado River through a series of canyons and rugged landscapes. Take in the scenic views of the Gross Reservoir Dam. Built in 1954. The route slowly gains elevation before reaching the Continental Divide. Here you'll pass through the historic Moffat Tunnel and appear on the western side of the Continental Divide. Savor a three-course lunch onboard, as you travel along the Colorado River through a series of enthralling canyons, including Byers Canyon and Gore Canyon. Keep an eye out for pronghorns, deer, and eagles. The journey ends in the historic town of Glenwood Springs. Check into your hotel and spend the evening at leisure.
Overnight: Glenwood Springs. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3, Monday - Rocky Mountaineer Train to Moab, Arches National Park
In the morning, board the train for another day of stunning scenery as you head past mountain vistas, desert cliffs, and vibrant sandstone mountains. Pass by Parachute Creek and Mount Logan towards De Beque Canyon. Continuing west, view Mount Garfield (6,765 feet) the highest point of the Book Cliffs. These sandstone mountains stretch nearly 200 miles from west to east. The route continues to follow the Colorado River as you approach the splendid red sandstone cliffs of Ruby Canyon. After crossing over the Colorado-Utah state line, look out for Mount Peale. It's the highest point of the La Sal Mountains at 12,726 feet. On arrival in Moab, journey to Arches National Park. Here, see the densest
concentration of natural stone arches. View various sites, including The Windows Section and Delicate Arch Viewpoint. Afterward, return to Moab and check into your hotel. Tonight, dinner is at a local restaurant.
Overnight: Moab. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4, Tuesday - Canyonlands National Park
Begin the day with a visit to Canyonlands National Park. At Grand View Point, the southernmost spot on the high mesa, view markers for the Totem Pole, the confluence of the rivers and White Rim Road. Return to Moab and spend the balance of the day at leisure. Later, join the optional Evening Boat Tour on the Colorado River with dinner, a truly memorable experience.
Overnight: Moab Meals: Breakfast
Optional tour Evening Boat Tour on the Colorado River with dinner
Experience a memorable evening complete with a cowboy-style dinner and boat tour on the Colorado River. Begin your evening by enjoying dinner while overlooking the Colorado River. Afterwards, embark on a flat-bottomed boat as you travel upriver. Once darkness settles in, the formal part of the evening begins with 40,000 watts of natural light illuminating the canyon walls. Lights, shadows, music, and narration make the stories of the canyon’s formation, creation, and history come to life on the walls above the river. Learn about the storied history from the early settlers of the area (the Catholic conquistadors, Native Americans, and Mormon pioneers). The approximate tour duration is 4 hours including transfers from your hotel. Details to be advised locally.
DAY 5, Wednesday - Travel to Salt Lake City
Today, depart Moab and travel to Salt Lake City, Utah. Arrive in the afternoon and check into the hotel with free time to explore Salt Lake City on your own. Tonight, at dinner, bid farewell to your Tour Manager.
Overnight: Salt Lake City. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 6, Thursday - Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight