Red Rocks Discovery Self DriveSalt Lake City to Denver (6 Days)

Brand new in 2021! A rail journey like no other - be one of the first to ride through America's Southwest desert national parks aboard a luxury train known for the highest levels of customer service.

Vast canyons, inspiring deserts, natural archways and enchanting hoodoos are highlights of this brand new train route operated by the world-famous Rocky Mountaineer. Available in SilverLeaf Plus Service, this rail route is filled with natural marvels best seen by train, including crossing the Continental Divide, Mount Logan and Ruby Canyon. Enjoy premium craft cocktails, an elevated food experience, and a featured lounge car with additional space and dedicated mixologist.

2021 Start Dates - Eastbound

August

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September

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October

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November

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Travel Summary

  • Day 1: Salt Lake City arrival - overnight in Salt Lake City
  • Day 2: Salt Lake City to Moab - overnight in Moab
  • Day 3: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks - overnight in Moab
  • Day 4: Rocky Mountaineer from Moab to Glenwood Springs - overnight in Glenwood Springs
  • Day 5: Rocky Mountaineer from Glenwood Springs to Denver - overnight in Denver
  • Day 6: Denver departure

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 - Salt Lake City Arrival

Arrive in Salt Lake City and pick up your rental car. Explore the city at your leisure. Overnight in Salt Lake City.

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Day 2 - Salt Lake City to Moab

Drive from Salt Lake City to Moab. Stop at Canyonlands National Park along the way. Known for canyons and buttes carved out by the Colorado River, this park is one of Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ national parks. Overnight in Moab.

Day 3 - Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Explore Moab at your leisure. Enjoy a scenic drive to Arches National Park, one of Utah’s ‘Mighty 5’ national parks. This park features accessible walks to see the famous red sandstone arches. The Colorado River and Dead Horse Point State Park are also recommended stops along the way. Overnight in Moab.

Day 4 - Rocky Mountaineer from Moab to Glenwood Springs

Depart Moab in the afternoon and travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer. You’ll cross the Utah-Colorado border with stunning mountain views in the background before arriving in the resort town of Glenwood Springs. Overnight in Glenwood Springs.

Day 5 - Rocky Mountaineer from Glenwood Springs to Denver

Depart Glenwood Springs and travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Take in the spectacular views of rugged canyons and the Colorado River before crossing the Continental Divide. Soon, you’ll reach the vibrant city of Denver. Overnight in Denver.

Day 6 - Denver departure

Your journey ends upon checkout from your Denver hotel.

What's Included

  • 2 day Rocky Mountaineer SilverLeaf or SilverLeaf Plus Service
  • 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner onboard train
  • 5 nights hotel accommodation
  • 3 days car rental
  • Rail station transfers in Moab, Glenwood Springs and Denver
  • Independent Tour

Not Included

  • Transportation to the Denver airport
  • Meals, other than onboard the Rocky Mountaineer
  • Gratuities for rail, hotel and transfer staff
  • Sales tax

2021 Pricing

Hotel Accommodations
SilverLeaf Service
Rental Car

SilverLeaf Plus Train Upgrade

Double Occupancy

Single Occupancy

Per Person

August - November 

$2580 USD

$3979 USD

+$495 USD

  • Prices for triples and children are available, please contact us for details.
  • Prices are per person and are subject to an additional sales tax.

The SilverLeaf Plus Upgrade Includes all of the benefits of SilverLeaf Service, plus exclusive access to the lounge car. Featuring signature cocktails, the lounge car offers additional space indoors to relax and soak in the scenery as it passes you by, as well as a small outdoor viewing area. Also, enjoy an elevated dining experience with an additional course during select meals, and premium alcoholic beverages.