Rocky Mountaineer has recently wrapped up its first full season of running the “Rockies to Red Rocks” rail tour through the mountains of Colorado and Utah, and the future is looking bright for the route in 2023.
Evidence of that is in early bookings that are trending ahead of forecasts, said Rocky Mountaineer staff. “Early bookings are coming in better than expected,” said Chris Woods, the train manager of the train during a late October running of the route.
The sources of that surge in bookings are largely from outside the U.S., he said, noting that Americans start booking their trips closer to their dates of departure.
The scenic trip through the mountains, canyons and ranches of the U.S. West heartland proceeds at a leisurely pace that is ideally suited to photography by passengers. The scenery unfolds through panoramic windows, as guests are kept informed by knowledgeable, colourful commentary while enjoying well-prepared meals from their seats.