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Salt Lake City to Denver by Rocky Mountaineer - Eastbound
From $7,590.00 (USD)

Highlighted with a two-day journey aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, discover the best of the American West with visits to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Moab, bookended with two night stays in Salt Lake City and Denver.
 
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Salt Lake City to Denver by Rocky Mountaineer - Eastbound

Highlighted with a two-day journey aboard the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer, discover the best of the American West with visits to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and Moab, bookended with two night stays in Salt Lake City and Denver.



Enjoy front row views of nature's perfect playgrounds, from aboard a luxury train and a flightseeing plane, and a river raft or a 4 x 4 Hummer, along with short hikes and drives that showcase wilderness wonders, on a new journey that is awe-inspiring everywhere you look In Salt Lake City, view powdered mountains, famed in winter for the greatest snow on Earth, and a great salt water lake, millennia old. Discover the world's greatest concentration of sandstone arches by coach and on foot as you explore Arches National Park. Get a bird's eye vision of ancient Earth on a flightseeing adventure over Canyonlands National Park. See the Rockies in a whole new way enjoying best-in-class Silver Leaf Plus service aboard the luxury train, Rocky Mountaineer, overnighting in Glenwood Springs, before ending your two-day rail ride in Denver.

Enjoy front row views of nature's perfect playgrounds, from aboard a luxury train and a flightseeing plane, and a river raft or a 4 x 4 Hummer, along with short hikes and drives that showcase wilderness wonders, on a new journey that is awe-inspiring everywhere you look In Salt Lake City, view powdered mountains, famed in winter for the greatest snow on Earth, and a great salt water lake, millennia old. Discover the world's greatest concentration of sandstone arches by coach and on foot as you explore Arches National Park. Get a bird's eye vision of ancient Earth on a flightseeing adventure over Canyonlands National Park. See the Rockies in a whole new way enjoying best-in-class Silver Leaf Plus service aboard the luxury train, Rocky Mountaineer, overnighting in Glenwood Springs, before ending your two-day rail ride in Denver.

Traveling Well Includes:
  • A two-day train journey amidst the wilderness splendors aboard Rocky Mountaineer, combining best-in-class Silver Leaf Plus rail service with unrivaled scenic vistas from Moab, Utah to Denver, Colorado and an overnight hotel stay in the historic mountain town of Glenwood Springs
  • A flightseeing excursion for a memorable bird's-eye view of the geologic wonders of Canyonlands National Park 
  • A choice of outdoor adventures in Moab, including a white-water rafting trip on the Colorado River or a ride aboard a 4x4 Hummer that takes you off roading into red-rock terrain
  • A guided driving excursion in Arches National Park amidst sculpted sandstone scenery in one of the Southwest's most gorgeous national parks 
  • A drive through the foothills of the Colorado Rockies during a two-night stay at the Four Seasons hotel in the heart of Denver 

  • Call (530) 896-1668 for more information or to book today! Mention code 18047380
    Tour OperatorTauck Tours
    OfferOffer valid through 6/30/2024
    Duration
    8 Days
    Itinerary
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1Salt Lake CityWelcome to Salt Lake City

    Tour begins: 6:00 PM at the Grand America Hotel. A transfer is included from Salt Lake City International Airport to The Grand America Hotel in the heart of downtown Salt Lake City. Your opulent European-style hotel welcomes with impeccable service, lovely grounds and spacious guestrooms. Take in the views of the Wasatch Mountains and the capital city's urban skyline from the floor-to-ceiling windows in your guestroom, while enjoying a host of in-room comforts, including a well-appointed spa-style bathroom. Join us this evening for a welcome reception and dinner where you will meet your fellow travelers and learn more about your upcoming Rocky Mountains adventure.



    Lodging: The Grand America Hotel

    Meals: D
    Day 2Salt Lake CityCapital sights, Great Salt Lake & Park City

    Home to five national parks, a great salt lake, and the greatest snow on Earth, Utah is paradise for nature lovers. Discover its urban allure on a guided sightseeing tour of its capital Salt Lake City, learning about its unique cultural history, its Mormon settlers and landmark sites, before seeing its namesake lake, the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere. World-class ski resorts, like the ones that call nearby Park City home, are well-sited to take advantage of powder-perfect winter snowfalls. Visit Park City and see where the Sundance Film Festival takes place, returning to Salt Lake City late this afternoon for leisure time as you wish.



    Lodging: The Grand America Hotel

    Meals: B, L
    Day 3MoabMoab & Arches National Park

    Head south to Moab this morning, where some of the most breathtaking landscapes never fail to inspire awe. Moab is home to two national parks, Arches and Canyonlands, renowned for their unrivaled geologic wonders. Stop for lunch en route, before an afternoon sightseeing drive through Arches National Park to your hotel. Pause along the way for short walks and up-close views of sandstone sculptures posed in time, from red-hued arches to giant balancing rocks. There are some 2,000 natural stone arches in the park, along with soaring pinnacles, and massive rock fins! Arrive at your hotel for dinner at your leisure. 



    Lodging: Hilton Hoodoo Moab

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 4MoabFlightseeing over Canyonlands National Park

    The largest national park in Utah with 527 square miles of rugged landscapes, Canyonlands staggers the imagination. The sights you will see here, flat-topped mesas, towering rock pinnacles, arches, buttes and crevassed canyons, were formed by water, meticulously carved by Colorado River and its equally talented tributaries. View them by air this morning as you embark on an eye-opening flightseeing excursion that takes in its grand geologic diversity, then discover them at eye level as you drive through the northern section of the park where the Island in the Sky mesa rests on sheer sandstone cliffs standing 1,000 feet high above the surrounding terrain. You will also have a choice of activities today in Moab, including a gentle white water river rafting adventure on the Colorado River or a 4x4 Hummer tour that excites with off-road discoveries in bumpy outdoor terrain.



    Lodging: Hilton Hoodoo Moab

    Meals: B, L
    Day 5Glenwood SpringsAll aboard the Rocky Mountaineer

    Spend the morning discovering the sights in and around Moab as you choose. Known for its dramatic scenery, this desert oasis offers the perfect blend of outdoor adventures and relaxing serenity. It's all aboard the Rocky Mountaineer this afternoon for a head-turning rail journey from Moab to Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Immerse in the geologic history of the landscapes you'll see as your luxury train weaves its way from the desert through the crimson-colored cliffs of Ruby Canyon, following the path of the Colorado River as it chisels its way into the grand valley of western Colorado to the hot springs mountain town where you will spend the night. Dinner onboard is a special treat and is brought right to your seat as you sit back and enjoy the views from the panoramic windows of your coach, recalling a bygone era of opulent train travel its pampering Silver Leaf Plus service. Disembark for an overnight stay at a historic hotel in Glenwood Springs, located in the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. The site of the world's largest mineral hot springs pool, the thermal waters of this town have been enticing visitors since 1888.



    Lodging: Hotel Colorado

    Meals: B, D
    Day 6DenverCross the Continental Divide

    A full day of scenic wonders best seen by rail awaits today as you board the Rocky Mountaineer bound for Denver. The Colorado River leads the way through Glenwood Canyon, flanked by tall trees and towering rocks, before traveling through diverse landscapes of colorful canyons and mountain tunnels. As the train approaches the Continental Divide, the train will go under the mountainous terrain through the legendary 6.2-mile-long Moffat Tunnel, reemerging on the outskirts of the Mile High City. A National Engineering Landmark built by the Moffat Railroad, it was the longest tunnel in the Western Hemisphere when it was completed in 1927. Your train travels into the heart of the city, not far from your landmark accommodations at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver. Spend the evening exploring the city as you wish; the boutiques and restaurants of historic Larimer Square are just a walk away.



    Lodging: The Four Seasons Hotel Denver

    Meals: B, L
    Day 7DenverSightseeing in Denver's foothills

    Guided sightseeing in Colorado's Mile High City includes an expert overview of its more notable sites, dating back to the Old West era. See the 19th century buildings that line Larimer Square, the city's oldest block; pass by its Beaux-Arts 1914 train terminal at Union Station, the State Capitol and more, before taking a drive along the foothills to discover the legends and lifestyle that have made Denver one of the fastest growing cities in the US. Return to your hotel for time at leisure and join us for a farewell reception and dinner this evening.



    Lodging: The Four Seasons Hotel Denver

    Meals: B, L, D
    Day 8DenverJourney Home

    Tour ends: Denver. Fly home anytime. A transfer is included from the Four Seasons Hotel Denver to Denver International Airport. Allow two hours for flight check in at the airport.



    Lodging:

    Meals: B
    Dates/Pricing
    Tours

    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    June 06, 2024LIMITED$8,690.00 (USD)Quote
    July 18, 2024AVAILABLE$8,690.00 (USD)Quote
    August 29, 2024LIMITED$8,690.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer
    * All prices are per person in U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy.

    Itinerary Changes - Although not expected, Tauck reserves the right to alter the sequence of ports or omit or substitute scheduled ports or attractions at any time without prior notice.
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