The Rocky Mountains are a large mountain range located in the western part of North America in the United States and Canada. Also known as the “Rockies”, these mountains pass through northern New Mexico and into Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. In Canada, the range stretches along the border of Alberta and British Columbia. In total, the Rockies stretch for over 4,830 km and form the Continental Divide of North America.
Most of the Rocky Mountains are undeveloped and is protected by national parks like the Rocky Mountain National Park in the U.S. and local parks like the Banff National Park in Alberta. Despite their rugged nature, the Rockies are a popular tourist destination for outdoor activities such as hiking, camping skiing, fishing, snowboarding and mountain climbing.
The Rocky Mountaineer is a Canadian tour company offering over 45 unique Canadian vacation packages and five distinctive rail routes through British Columbia and Alberta. This world renowned, luxurious train travels by daylight through the wild beauty of Canada’s West and is the best way to experience the majestic Canadian Rockies, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Over the past 20 years, Rocky Mountaineer has grown to become the largest privately owned passenger rail service in North America and has welcomed more than one million guests on-board from around the world.
The majestic scenery of glistening glacial lakes, soaring snow-capped mountains, roaring river canyons and towering forests can now be seen on the Rocky Mountaineer through 6 different routes – Circle rail, First Passage to the West, Journey to the Clouds, Rainforest to Gold Rush, Coastal Passage and Coast to Coast. No matter which route you may choose, buckle up for the journey of a lifetime as you are about to be mesmerized with every turn.
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