Land Journey

Salt Lake City to Denver by Rocky Mountaineer

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8
From (per Person)
£6,090
Journey Type
Land
Time of Year
Jul - Sep
Cities & Landmarks
Arches National Park, Denver, Canyonlands, Moab, Glenwood Springs
Rocky Mountaineer
Debeque Canyon, Colorado

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EXPERIENCE WITH TAUCK

Take 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

Flightseeing over the geologic wonders of Canyonlands National Park provides a memorable bird's-eye view

TAUCK VALUE INCLUDES

Enjoy a choice of outdoor adventures in Moab, including a jet ski excursion on the Colorado River or a ride aboard a 4x4 Hummer that takes you off roading into red-rock terrain

Take a guided driving excursion in Arches National Park amidst sculpted sandstone scenery in one of the Southwest's most gorgeous national parks 

Drive through the foothills of the Colorado Rockies during a two-night stay at the Four Seasons hotel in the heart of Denver 

 

SEE WHAT YOUR JOURNEY INCLUDES

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Guests should be able to easily walk one to two miles, which may include climbing one or two flights of stairs and walking over uneven pavement, groomed hiking trails or cobblestones. Standing up to one hour or more may be required.

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Moderately paced, and may include some early morning hotel departures, one or two on-tour flights, and extended motor coach travel.

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Legendary Journeys and Adventures

Enjoy front row views of nature's perfect playgrounds, from aboard a luxury train and a flightseeing plane, and a jet boat 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. Read Less

The majestic parks of Moab

A serene desert oasis that doubles as the gateway to Arches and Canyonlands national parks, it's no surprise that Moab, Utah, surrounded by breathtaking red rock landscapes, scenic rivers and forests, is renowned for its dramatic scenery. Just five miles to the north, in Arches National Park, you'll find the world's largest concentration of sandstone arches, some 2,000 of them all in one place. You'll also discover giant balancing rocks, soaring pinnacles and larger-than-life spires as you explore the park with us. Nearby, the largest national park in Utah, Canyonlands, staggers the imagination with a diversity of naturally sculpted sights. A flightseeing excursion over the park provides you with an unforgettable bird's-eye-look and spectacular views of this vast geologic wonderland.

Best in class service aboard Rocky Mountaineer

Venture into the Rocky Mountains as never before on a two-day journey memorable in every way. Experience best-in-class Silver Leaf Plus service aboard the luxury train Rocky Mountaineer, where gourmet dining, premium beverages and personalized service from storytelling hosts cater to your comfort in style. Indulge in panoramic daytime views of the enchanting landscapes between Moab, Utah, and Denver, Colorado, from custom-designed glass-dome coaches and exclusive access to a VIP lounge where you can feast on scenic splendors everywhere you look. An overnight stay in the historic hot springs town of Glenwood Springs promise restful accommodations before your second day immersing in the extraordinary beauty of the Rockies.

Tunnel under the Continental Divide

In Colorado, the Continental Divide runs along the crest of its majestic Rocky Mountains, separating western regions of North America from those to the east and delineating how precipitation flows onto land. While you can cross the divide on mountainous trail roads, you'll go under the peaks through the historic 6.2 mile Moffat Tunnel in north-central Colorado. The tunnel, sitting at an elevation of 9,200 feet, was first conceived by railroad entrepreneur David Moffat as a rail link between Denver and Salt Lake City. He died before it was completed in 1928, but his vision enables trains like the Rocky Mountaineer to safely cross the mountains with ease and comfort.

The Rocky Mountains

One of the most beautiful, as well as the largest, mountain range in North America, the Rocky Mountains stretch more than 3,000 miles from British Columbia to New Mexico, forming the "backbone" of North America, known as the Continental Divide. In Colorado, its landscapes are wild and wondrous, abundant with animals and birds that make their homes in the forested slopes, vast canyons, river banks and craggy peaks you'll view here. And while visitors have the opportunity to see them up close on road trips and hikes in certain places, as a guest aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, you'll immerse in spectacular wilderness vistas only accessible by rail, enjoying picture perfect moments in pristine panoramas you'll have all to yourself.

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Travel Documents

Salt Lake City to Denver / Denver to Salt Lake City by Rocky Mountaineer begins and ends in the U.S.

Real ID Act - Effective May 7, 2025

Beginning in May 2025, some state IDs will no longer permit you to board a domestic flight. Currently, some states are compliant, some have received extensions, and some are not compliant. Click here to see the status of your state. If your state license is not compliant, you can use a passport in lieu of a valid state ID. 

Please Note: The federal government has extended the deadline to May 7, 2025 for domestic airline passengers to secure a Real ID driver's license for use as identification at the airport. Travelers without a verified license or ID card will also have the option of showing other identity documents, such as a passport or military ID to board a plane.

If you are a citizen of another country traveling internationally, you should contact an embassy or consulate of the U.S. to determine what travel documentation is necessary. You may also log on to the U.S. State Department's Internet site by clicking here.

If you are traveling by air to join and/or depart from this tour within the U.S., please read the section entitled Airline Security Measures to determine what travel documentation is required.

If you are a citizen of the U.S. or Canada who travels frequently between the two countries, you may benefit from the NEXUS program, which is a joint initiative between the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency and the Canada Border Services Agency that allows pre-screened and approved travelers faster processing at designated highway lanes in high-volume border crossing locations, at a NEXUS kiosk at several airports, and at certain marine reporting locations in the Great Lakes and Seattle regions. For further information, you may log on to the Nexus Internet website by clicking here. Please note that longer stays abroad for any purpose may require additional travel documentation.

We recommend that you make at least two photocopies of all the travel documents that you bring with you. Include copies of the photo page of your passport that contains the date of issuance, the date of expiration and your citizenship. Secure one set of copies in the safe in your room while traveling and leave one set behind with someone at home who will assist you in the event your documents are misplaced, lost or stolen.

To facilitate Travel Requirements, destinations are increasingly utilizing online forms that require digital proof that you've successfully completed your submission (via an email, QR code, etc.) To ensure smooth travels and peace of mind, we strongly recommend all guests carry a personal smart phone and sign up for international data plans before traveling overseas.

Note: For activities marked with an asterisk (*) in day-by-day descriptions, participation is at your own risk; a signed liability waiver will be required.

 

TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN AS A GUARDIAN: If you are traveling as the guardian of a child/children, we strongly suggest that you carry a letter from both parents of the child authorizing emergency treatment in the event of illness or accident. For travel abroad, many foreign countries have specific entry requirements for children under 21 who are traveling internationally without BOTH parents. (These requirements are in response to the increased incidence of children being abducted and taken abroad.) PLEASE NOTE THAT TAUCK IS NOT RESPONSIBLE for the disruption of travel caused by improper documentation for children traveling without both parents.

Deposit & Booking Information

Deposit Information:

The deposit and the fees for the optional Protection Plan or Cancel Fee Waiver [CFW] coverage are due at time of booking. Your deposit is £300.

Terms and Conditions:

For additional information pertaining to our Tauck Journeys, including Cancellation Information and Booking Conditions, click here to learn more.

At the time of booking, please have the following information ready:

  • Tour Name and Departure Date Desired
  • Traveler Name(s):  Please have first and last names as they appear on the passport or driver's license.
  • Traveler's Address(es)
  • Traveler's Phone Number(s)
  • Emergency Contact Information: This would be a relative or friend whom we could contact during the tour in the event of an emergency. Please provide their name and phone number(s).
  • Interest in purchasing a travel protection product (US and Canada)
  • Interest in extending your trip by staying in a Tauck recommended hotel before your trip begins or after it ends
  • Interest in our specially negotiated airfares.

Regarding your final payment:

Final Payment is due to Tauck 60 days before departure for lands trips, and 120 days before departure for cruises and rail journeys. If your deposit was made by credit card, final payment will be automatic unless you opted out at time of booking. Bookings without full payment at this time may be subject to cancellation without notice. Failure to make payment will be a considered a cancellation by the guest and all applicable cancellation fees will apply.

Protect Your Travel Investment

Customer Protection: Our UK-based agents comply with the bonding requirements of the Civil Aviation Authority and provide full financial protection for the package holidays that we sell in the UK. For flight-based holidays, this is through the Air Travel Organiser's Licence (details of which are available from the UK-based agent with whom you book). When you buy a package holiday that doesn't include a flight, protection of your monies paid to our UK-based agent will be provided by way of a bond.

Travel Requirements For This Tour

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Air Information and Luggage Restrictions

AIRFARE: Airfare to and from this destination is not included in the journey cost. If purchasing your air elsewhere, it is very important to provide us with your confirmed arriving and departing flight information no later than 3 weeks before your arrival date. Flight information can be submitted to Tauck (or verified, if you've already provided it) in the My Account section of Tauck.com.

TAUCK AIRPORT TRANSFERS are included at the start and end of the journey between the airport and the Tauck hotel. Airport transfers are available for any pre tour or post tour hotel stays immediately consecutive to the tour, providing flight information is received in the Tauck office no later than three weeks in advance. Details on locating your transfer upon arrival to the tour start city will be included in your final documents.

AIRLINES and CHECKED LUGGAGE: Due to space limitations during your Tauck journey, we ask that you please limit your checked luggage to one average-size suitcase per person. Besides complying with the Tauck restriction noted above, you should also be sure to research and comply with all airline baggage restrictions relating to your flights to and from your Tauck journey. Airlines have become much more strict in enforcing size and weight limits in recent years, and are free to revise luggage policies without notice. Researching and complying with airline luggage restrictions is the responsibility of the guest, and Tauck cannot be held responsible for any costs or disruptions to travel caused by the failure to research and comply with airline policies. PLEASE NOTE that if you are booked on a tour that includes on-tour flights, the checked luggage weight restrictions for these flights may be lower than the weight restrictions for your other flights.


Checked Luggage – General

Due to space restrictions, we ask that you please limit your checked luggage to one suitcase per person weighing no more than 50 pounds (23 kg) and with overall dimensions (length + width + height) not exceeding 62 inches (158 cm).

Besides complying with the Tauck restriction noted above, you should also be sure to research and comply with all airline baggage restrictions relating to your flights to and from your Tauck journey. Airlines have become much more strict in enforcing size and weight limits in recent years, and luggage exceeding airline standards for size or weight may result in expensive overage fees or other consequences.

Airlines are free to revise luggage policies without notice, and certain airlines have different baggage allowances for different classes of service. Researching and complying with airline luggage restrictions is the responsibility of the guest, and Tauck cannot be held responsible for any costs or disruptions to travel caused by the failure to research and comply with airline policies.

Tauck luggage tags will be provided by your Tauck Director on Day 1 of your itinerary. Please do not attach a Tauck luggage tag to any carry-on items, as the Tauck tags designate luggage that is to be handled and transferred by ground operators and hotel staff during your journey.

Carry-on Luggage - General

Although oversize bags and wheeled, carry-on luggage are popular for airline travel, they are often not convenient or appropriate for motor coach travel or for many on-tour flights. Most modern sightseeing motor coaches offer limited space for numerous or larger items. Space under seats or in the overhead rack is typically small, and designed to accommodate items like coats, hats, purses, and small camera bags, etc.

For your day-to-day travel while on tour, we recommend that you limit your hand luggage to a small, soft-sided carry-on piece, and that you bring only those items you need handy during the day such as make-up, medications, cameras, film, etc. Items too large to fit under the motor coach seat or on the overhead rack must be stored in the luggage bays beneath the motor coach, and may be inaccessible during daytime travel.

Health, Safety and Mobility

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

Please check with your health insurance provider to determine whether you are covered while traveling. If you will not be covered under your current policy, we strongly suggest that you arrange for adequate coverage while on tour.

While drinking water is generally safe at all our hotels, bottled water will be available wherever the local water is not fit to drink. We also provide bottled water on the motor coaches.

If you have a medical condition that might limit your participation in activities, please consult your physician for pre-departure health advice and notify us as soon as possible, if you have not already done so. We will advise your Tauck Director accordingly. 

MOBILITY

The moderately active Salt Lake City to Denver by Rocky Mountaineer adventure takes place in the mountain heights of Utah and Colorado and the Mile High City of Denver Colorado at 5,276 feet (1,608 meters). To enjoy this trip, you should be in good health and able to walk reasonable distances, often over unpaved and uneven surfaces. Some of the most memorable sightseeing can only be accomplished on foot. The amount of walking you do, however, is at your discretion.

Some of the excursions on this tour are:

Two days aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, crossing the Continental Divide 
Flightseeing Adventure over the extraordinary remote reaches of Canyonlands National Park
A mild-to-moderate river rafting trip on the Colorado River or 4x4 off-road adventure

Although the hotels and lodges do have rooms that are handicap accessible, if you are traveling with a wheelchair or portable oxygen, we strongly recommend that you consult with your physician to determine whether this tour is appropriate for you.

Strenuous exercise at high elevations should be avoided.

PLEASE NOTE: We regret that we're unable to provide individual assistance to guests with walking difficulties or other personal needs. The responsibility of the Tauck Director who accompanies your trip is to ensure that the larger group enjoys a relaxing and informative journey, and he or she cannot be relied upon to provide ongoing individual assistance to any one guest. Guests requiring such individualized assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide it.

SPECIAL DIETARY REQUESTS

The restaurants, hotels, caterers and numerous other partners we work with all do their best to accommodate special dietary requests from Tauck guests. However, given the diverse nature of those food providers (from small wineries to grand hotels to world-famous restaurants in more than 70 countries worldwide), some of our partners are better able than others to accommodate such requests. We therefore cannot guarantee that all dietary requests can be accommodated at every meal. Also, please note that where dietary requests can be accommodated, choices will frequently be limited.

Reading List

We have compiled a reading list of recommended books to give you more information about the destinations you will be traveling to on your upcoming journey!

You can view the reading list here.

Weather

In Colorado and Utah, spring and fall weather is highly variable often with days of strong sun, wind and moderate temperatures.

To read about current weather conditions, we suggest you log on to the Internet website, noaa.gov, by clicking here.

What To Pack

Bringing the right clothing for your trip is important – we've partnered with Necessary Gear who provide an "easy-to-use, one-stop shop" for your Tauck travel needs, specifically selected for this trip. Click here to visit their site.

The weather you will encounter on this journey ranges from hot and dry in Colorado and Utah to cool and dry at the higher elevations in the national parks. Your journey is designed with leisure in mind. Dress for comfort and convenience with a wardrobe that is adaptable and allows for layering. Generally, during the day, casual, comfortable, cotton clothing is recommended. Cool weather at higher elevations or at night will require warmer, layered clothing. For the welcome and farewell receptions, casual resort wear is appropriate. However, you may enjoy dressing up for our welcome and farewell dinners. We recommend that you pack an adequate supply of your prescription medication in its original container to last through your entire journey, together with a copy of your doctor's prescription, or a letter from your health-care provider on office stationery explaining that the medication has been prescribed for you, your travel documents and a change of clothing in your carry-on bag to avoid any inconvenience in the event that your flight or luggage is delayed.

Following is a list of recommended items to pack for this tour:

  • Casual daytime wear – shorts, slacks, long and short-sleeved shirts
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, hat
  • Sport coat for men (suggested but not required) and slacks/dress for  women for evening wear
  • Swimwear
  • Gym wear
  • A light sweater or jacket for higher elevations or a breezy night
  • Windbreaker for the raft trip
  • Binoculars
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera, lenses, batteries, memory cards and chargers
  • Telephoto lens
  • Backpack or belt-pack
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Lightweight, comfortable, sturdy walking shoes that have already been broken-in
  • Travel alarm clock/cell phone with alarm function (many hotels do not have clocks in the rooms)
  • Rain poncho and collapsible umbrella
  • Reusable zipper-lock bags or other waterproof bags
  • Daypack for camera equipment
  • Sundries and toiletries that may be difficult to find en route
  • Copies of your travel documents that should be secured in the safe in your hotel room while traveling

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