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Questions about Colorado/Utah Rocky Mountaineer

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Questions about Colorado/Utah Rocky Mountaineer
Posted by Gramp on Monday, February 5, 2024 8:32 PM

We're looking at traveling on the Mountaineer from Denver to Moab this Spring.  Has anyone taken this train?  If so, would you describe your experience?

There are two levels of service offered - Silver and SilverPlus.  The Plus lets you spend time in the lounge car which has a small viewer's deck and there are special drinks available.  We don't care about the drinks, and the Plus would add $1,100 to the trip cost.  The photos show the lounge as having no added window view from the inside.  Is it really worth it? 

Thank you for info you can provide. 

...Gonna bail on the idea.  Found a nice, secluded, Door County VRBO on Lake Michigan instead.

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Posted by Ajsik on Monday, February 12, 2024 7:18 PM

If you change your mind, let me know. I don't have personal experience, but know a couple who rode in the past year. I think they'd be happy to provide feedback, though it would be from a non-railfan perspective. 

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, February 12, 2024 9:17 PM

A non-railroad friend of mine took the Canadian version several years ago.  He and his wife were impressed.

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Posted by mudchicken on Monday, February 12, 2024 9:44 PM

A major anouncement for what will happen on the west end of the American version any time now.

(rode on the last EB Canadian mountaineer this year into Banff)

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Posted by bedell on Thursday, February 22, 2024 4:02 PM

There is a nice video on Youtube by Jeb Brooks on his trip on the Rocky Mountaineer from Denver to Moab.

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