Rocky Mountaineer Planning U.S. Route in 2021

Amtrak will be getting competition over part of its route of the California Zephyr.

Tour train operator Rocky Mountaineer recently announced plans to launch a two-day service between Denver and Moab, Utah, that will begin operating next summer.

Plans are to have 40 departures over 10 weeks between Aug. 15 to Oct. 23.

Passengers will spend the night in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.

Rocky Mountaineer currently has three rail routes in Western Canada although that service was suspended earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Canadian routes link Vancouver with Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper.  

“The work to find a new route has been underway for several years as 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, multiday journey that is best experienced by train,” said Rocky Mountaineer President and Chief Executive Officer Steve Sammut said in a news release.

The U.S. service will be named Rockies to the Red Rocks. Prices for the U.S. excursions will start at $1,250 per person plus tax.

More information is available at the Rocky Mountaineer website.

Rocky Mountaineer has been in business for 30 years.

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