A New Luxury Train Route From Denver to Moab, Utah Stops at Glenwood Springs
A new luxury train route is set to launch in summer 2018 between Denver, Colorado and Moab, Utah. The train will also stop at Glenwood Springs, a small town in the Colorado Rocky Mountains that’s home to several mineral-rich hot springs.
The Rocky Mountaineer will offer a preview season on the new route beginning in August, allowing riders to experience the journey and overnight stay. The two-day trip will give passengers the chance to enjoy extraordinary landscapes including vast canyons, inspiring deserts, natural archways and enchanting hoodoos.
In addition to the scenic train trip, guests will enjoy a hotel stay in Glenwood Springs, a town that’s been popular with tourists since the 1890s. The town is filled with quaint shops, galleries, restaurants and breweries.
While in Glenwood Springs, be sure to check out Hanging Lake, the world’s largest hot springs pool, and the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. The latter features cave tours, thrill rides and seasonal attractions.
Get a feel for the mountains by taking a guided hiking or biking tour of Glenwood Springs’ natural areas like the Hot Springs and Hanging Lake. Be sure to bring a bathing suit for a relaxing soak in the hot springs.
Alternatively, head to the nearby ski area for some winter fun! The mountaintop views are just as spectacular, especially in the fall.
You can also take a helicopter ride over the Rocky Mountains, or even book a horseback riding tour in Colorado’s high country. The scenery is breathtaking, and you’ll leave feeling rejuvenated after your trip to Glenwood Springs!
A short drive from Glenwood Springs is the historic mining and railroad town of Fruita. This quaint community has been home to the world’s largest and most famous gold mine and is now an ideal base for exploring the surrounding wilderness, including Castle Valley.
It’s a great place to get a taste of Colorado’s high country and the website majestic Rocky Mountains, as well as the Colorado River. The town also has a wide range of hotels and accommodations, from budget to luxury.
The town is also the site of several ruins from the town’s early days, and there are a few museums on display. One of the most interesting is a statue of John Grandstaff, a cattle rancher who arrived in the area in the late 1800s. Rumors circulated that he was involved in violent disputes with local Native Americans, though the truth is hard to pin down.
For a more active experience, there are many hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing trails in the nearby mountains. There are also several outdoor recreation centers in the area where you can rent a bike, go for a rafting trip or a 44 off-road adventure!
Lastly, you can visit Canyonlands National Park, just a few miles away from Moab. It’s another incredibly stunning National Park and is definitely worth the short trip from Moab!
When it comes to visiting Moab, the main attraction is likely seeing the Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. However, there is so much more to see in the area!