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Rocky Mountaineer launches limited-edition rail journey with Moab Music Festival

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Luxury rail company Rocky Mountaineer has launched a first-of-its-kind train journey experience in partnership with the Moab Music Festival to connect travelers with one of the most anticipated musical events in the Southwest. The special edition route, Sounds in the Southwest journey, will depart this Fall from September 3 – 11, 2024, offering an eight-night musical travel experience. 

Sounds in the Southwest Package guests will begin their journey onboard the iconic Rocky Mountaineer, a two-day Rockies to the Red Rocks rail route from Denver, Colorado, to Moab, Utah. Guests spend four nights in Moab, immersing themselves in the award-winning harmonious fusion of music and nature at the Moab Music Festival, featuring stunning natural venues nestled among canyon walls, rivers, and towering red rocks. Following the festival, guests will be welcomed back onboard for another two days of awe-inspiring American Southwest scenery through expansive panoramic windows and world-class hospitality. 

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The Sounds in the Southwest Package includes but is not limited to, a round trip Denver Return Journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer’s Silverleaf Plus Service, including exclusive access to the Rocky Mountaineer lounge car with live music entertainment and house-made cocktails. The package includes tickets to four Moab Music Festival programs, round-trip music venue transportation, and destination sightseeing tours. Rocky Mountaineer is a daylight-only rail experience; guests will enjoy eight nights of hotel accommodations as part of the package. 

See below for a glimpse into the eight-night, nine-day itinerary. Very limited seats are being offered on this exclusive travel experience. Full package details can be found on the website, and I’d be happy to share the itinerary for coverage consideration if interested. The Sounds in the

  • Day 1: Denver Arrival | Begin your journey with an evening in the mile-high city of Denver. Overnight in Denver, Colorado.
  • Day 2: Denver to Glenwood Springs | Depart Denver and travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Cross the Continental Divide as you take in the spectacular views of rugged canyons and the Colorado River before arriving at the resort town of Glenwood Springs. Overnight in Glenwood Springs.
  • Day 3: Glenwood Springs to Moab & Red Earth Concert | Depart Glenwood Springs and travel onboard Rocky Mountaineer. Cross the Colorado-Utah border with stunning mountain views in the background. Take an afternoon sightseeing transfer from the train to your hotel, then enjoy an evening concert and reception at the spectacular Red Earth Venue overnight in Moab, Utah.
  • Day 4: Grotto Concert | Take a jetboat to a secluded grotto in Canyonlands National Park for Moab Music Festival’s signature event. A brunch reception will be presented before departure. The afternoon and evening are to yourself in downtown Moab, overnight in Moab, Utah. 
  • Day 5: Music Hike | Begin your day with a scenic, guided hike leading you to a secluded canyon for a concert in an unparalleled natural setting. The afternoon and evening are spent at your leisure overnight in Moab, Utah.
  • Day 6: Floating Concert, Canyonlands & Dead Horse Point | Board an open-air boat for a leisurely ride and concert on the Colorado River. Following the concert, enjoy a brunch reception with mimosas, coffee and juices. In the afternoon, venture out to Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse Point for a guided tour, overnight in Moab, Utah.
  • Day 7: Arches National Park, Moab to Glenwood Springs | Enjoy a private tour of Arches National Park before boarding Rocky Mountaineer to Glenwood Springs, overnight in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
  • Day 8: Glenwood Springs to Denver | Depart Glenwood Springs onboard the Rocky Mountaineer towards Denver. Overnight in Denver, Colorado.
  • Day 9: Denver Departure | Your journey ends upon checkout from your Denver Hotel.