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2020 has been the year that travel has come to a grinding halt. But there is something to look forward to if you’ve been waiting patiently for travel to resume. You will soon be able to enjoy a luxury train through some rather picturesque regions throughout the southwestern United States.

The train route is called “Rockies to the Red Rocks,” and it will shuttle passengers from Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah on a two-day journey where they can take in some incredible scenery. There will also be an overnight stop in a small Colorado town – Glenwood Springs – which is best-known for its hot springs.

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Throughout the journey, you will be treated to all sorts of beautiful sights like rivers, desert cliffs, and expansive mountains. But there is a wonderful feature about the train that makes it even more of a unique journey: it has oversized glass-dome windows. That means you are able to take it all in from all different angles possible.

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Of course, if you need to take a break from all the scenery, there is quite the social setting onboard for those who want to do something besides look at the countryside whizzing by. And there is also an array of fine dining aboard as well.

The train is run by a company called Rocky Mountaineer, which already has three other luxury train lines running through Western Canada. The president and chief executive officer of Rocky Mountaineer, Steve Sammut, released a statement that said the new route had been ongoing for several years. Sammut noted that the company needed “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, multi-day journey that is best experienced by train.”

If everything goes well, the Rockies train ride will be taking off from its station in August 2021. As Sammut has shared, the COVID-19 pandemic has had a “devastating impact on the travel industry” and as a result, there is still so much ambiguity surrounding the subject of travel. However, as Sammut has shared, they’re sure that those who live in the US, as well as those who may be coming from abroad, will be excited to “explore this region by rail with us and we look forward to welcoming them in 2021 and beyond.”

If this sounds like an adventure you’d like to go on, then you can check out more information here.

What do you think of the new luxury train line? Would this be something you’d like to do? Let us know!

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