Arches and Canyonlands Amtrak Package
Enjoy a scenic journey across Colorado on the Amtrak from Denver to Grand Junction and experience two of the most remarkable national parks in North America. The scenery of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks is sure to take your breath away. This 3-day getaway includes your roundtrip Amtrak ride, two nights lodging, and a full-day tour of three incredible destinations.
Arches National Park, just north of Moab, Utah, is bordered by the Colorado River and is known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches. Canyonlands National Park is known for its dramatic desert landscape, immense vistas, towering rock pinnacles and Native American cave paintings.
- 3 days / 2 nights’ hotel accommodations
- Sightseeing tour of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks
- Roundtrip Amtrak from Denver to Grand Junction in coach accommodations on the California Zephyr
Day 1 Amtrak Train Ride on the California Zephyr in coach seating (upgrades available) Depart Denver’s Union Station at 8:05am; Arrive Grand Junction, CO at 4:00pm. Check into Grand Vista Hotel.
Day 2 Depart Grand Junction hotel at 7am for three park sightseeing tour (Arches, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse Point). Approx. 9 hrs.**
Day 3 Check out of Grand Vista Hotel. Amtrak departs Grand Junction, CO, at 10:23am; Arrive Denver’s Union Station at 6:38pm
Accommodations in Grand Junction
Grand Vista Hotel – This full-service hotel offers beautiful views of the Grand Mesa and Colorado National Monument. Updated guest rooms have comfortable beds, mini-refrigerator, and microwave. On-site restaurant and lounge, large indoor pool, hot tub and free WiFi.
*Package prices are based on double occupancy, tax included, and may vary depending on dates of travel. Rail fare from your hometown to Denver’s Union Station is additional. Package prices are subject to change without notice and all reservations are based upon availability and pricing at time of booking.
**If a tour is not available during the off-season, a similar tour will be substituted.
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*Three-Park Tour Details:
- Duration: 9 hours
- Departure: 7:00 AM
- Hotel pick up and drop off included
- Open year round
- 2-person minimum / 12- person maximum
Tour Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park and Dead Horse StatePark. Travel to the parks via Scenic Byway UT-128 along the Colorado River with majestic rock walls towering above. Short stops to Postcard Point and Fisher Valley allow for great views of Fisher Towers, Fisher Mesa and Castle Rock, including many other buttes, mesas and towering rock formations. At Arches National Park you’ll see amazing sandstone arches along with numerous pinnacles, spires, balanced rocks and rock fins.
See famous sites like:
- Windows & Double Arch
- Delicate Arch Viewpoint
- Devils Garden
- Balanced Rock
- Park Avenue
Tour will continue from Arches to Dead Horse Point along scenic byway UT-313, meandering through Red Rock country with views of Monitor Butte and the La Sal Mountains. Enjoy panoramic views of Canyonlands from this high plateau 2,000 feet above Colorado River, overlooking sculpted pinnacles and buttes. Upon arrival at Dead Horse Point, optional lunch at Pony Express Coffee Shop, which offers hot/cold beverages, fruit smoothies, sandwiches, wraps, baked goods and ice cream.
- Enjoy the views from 8 overlooks connected by 7 miles of easy walking trails.
- Drive to Dead Horse Point Overlook for panoramic views of Canyonlands.
From Dead Horse Point, you will continue along the mesa to Utah’s largest national park, Canyonlands National Park, to the Island in the Sky Region. Capture many of the most spectacular views of canyon country from numerous pull outs and short walks along the paved scenic route atop the massive 1,500-foot mesa. See areas such as:
- Grand View Point
- Green Rover Overlook
- Shafer Canyon Overlook
After finishing the loop in Canyonlands, you will head back to your Grand Junction hotel, enjoying views of the remote Book Cliffs along the way.
*Note: Package prices and availability are subject to change without notice. Your travel consultant will verify availability and pricing at time of booking.