Arches, Canyonlands and Yellowstone by Rail


Sit back and relax on the luxurious Rocky Mountaineer as you travel from Denver to Moab,  – your base for exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. In Moab the thousands of sandstone arches are a must see. Canyonlands National Park offers views of vast mesas, soaring rock columns and examples of Native American cave painting. Amtrak’s California Zephyr route takes you on to Salt Lake City and, from here, you will venture to Yellowstone National Park with geological treasures from geysers to hot springs and more.

Not Included
Tour Notes
  • Complimentary hats, Russian traditional felt boots and gloves, specially designed to keep out the worst of the cold, yours to keep!
  • Guided tour of Catherine’s Palace in Pushkin and the Hermitage Museum, the former Winter Palace of the Tsars
  • Spend New Year’s Eve celebrating as you cross the Russian countryside (December departures)
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and travel into northern Norway
  • Watch the night skies to see if the Aurora Borealis will make an appearance

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Day 1: Arrive Denver

Welcome to the Denver, also known as the “Mile High City.” This scenic metropolis is located 5,280 feet above sea level and offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains. After you check into your hotel, you’ll have lots of free time to start exploring all Denver has to offer. There is much to see and do, like Red Rocks Park, the Denver Art Museum, Denver Zoo and more. (Overnight in Denver)

Day 2: Denver to Glenwood Springs on the Rocky Mountaineer

Today travel to Denver Union Station and board the famous Rocky Mountaineer itself. Settle into the luxurious accommodations and relax onboard soaking in the spectacular scenery as you travel through the snowcapped Rocky Mountains making your way to Glenwood Springs. (Overnight in Glenwood Springs)
Meals: B, L

Day 3: Glenwood Springs to Moab

Depart Glenwood Springs this morning and enjoy the passing mountain scenery as you enjoy breakfast onboard. Pass through Ruby Canyon and take in the stunning red rock formations along the cliffs. Arrive in Moab around noon with an afternoon to being exploring this quaint downtown nestled between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. (Overnight in Moab)
Meals: B

Day 4: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Today you’ll have a full-day tour of two spectacular national parks: Arches and Canyonlands. Arches National Park is a geological treasure featuring 2,000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch. The park’s rich colors, textures, and landforms highlight the extraordinary balanced rocks, fins, and pinnacles. Canyonlands National Park offers a stunning landscape filled with countless canyons, mesas, and buttes, carved by the mighty Green and Colorado rivers. Experience the park from the astounding Island in the Sky, a scenic drive that follows the rim of the mesa and offers amazing views. (Overnight in Moab)

Day 5: Free day to explore Moab

Enjoy a free day exploring Moab! Take a stroll through downtown or if you feel adventurous enjoy a hike through the red rocks or explore a local park. (Overnight in Moab)

Day 6: Moab to Salt Lake City by Amtrak

Your transfer will take you from your hotel to the Amtrak station where you will board your train to Salt Lake City. When you arrive, check into your hotel and settle in for the night. (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

Day 7: Journey to West Yellowstone

Today, your included transfer service that will take you to West Yellowstone. Yellowstone is widely held to be the first national park in the world and is home to the most impressive geothermal features in North America. The sights here are simply stunning and will not disappoint. After you arrive in the early evening, you can settle into your hotel for a good night’s sleep. You have a full day of sightseeing ahead of you tomorrow! (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

Day 8: Explore Yellowstone - Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Hayden Valley

America’s first national park is yours to explore today! Your tour picks you up for a journey through Yellowstone. Along the way, your guide will provide some amazing insights into the park, its history, and of course, its abundant wildlife. Famous spots such as Old Faithful, Mammoth Hot Springs, Hayden Valley, and Yellowstone Lake are all part of the experience. There is no place on earth like Yellowstone National Park. (Overnight in West Yellowstone)

Day 9: West Yellowstone to Salt Lake City

Today, you’ll take your included transfer from West Yellowstone back to Salt Lake City. Spend the evening exploring the city and enjoying your final night of vacation! (Overnight in Salt Lake City)

Day 10: Program ends in Salt Lake City

Your holiday program ends today in Salt Lake City. We can extend your stay here or add on a further destination, just ask!

Train Information
  • Silver Leaf accommodation on Rocky Mountaineer train between Denver and Moab
  • One-way Amtrak® in Coach accommodations from Green River to Salt Lake City on California Zephyr®
  • One-way transfer from Moab to Green River
  • Roundtrip transfers from Salt Lake City to West Yellowstone
  • 9 nights of hotel accommodations
  • Guided touring as outlined in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Flights to Denver and from Salt Lake City
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to tour guides and drivers
  • Items of a personal natures
Tour Notes

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