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Top New Train Trips 2022: The ‘Rocky Moutaineer – Rockies To The Red Rocks’

Welcome onboard an incredible Luxury Train through some of the most spectacular landscapes in the USA. This is 2 Days on the Rocky Mountaineer’s new Rockies to Red Rocks route in the United States!

Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 1:39 Day One on the Rocky Mountaineer Rockies to Red Rocks 19:12 Day Two on the Rocky Mountaineer Rockies to Red Rocks

The trip is two days of extraordinary landscapes between Moab, Utah and Denver, Colorado. Vast canyons, inspiring deserts, natural archways and enchanting hoodoos are just a start. Available in SilverLeaf Service, this Rocky Mountaineer rail route is filled with highlights best seen by train,  including Ruby Canyon, Mount Garfield and crossing the Continental Divide. If you want to explore more, you can also book one of our carefully curated packages, with options to start or end your journey in Las Vegas or Salt Lake City. 

Filmed and Edited by: Jeb Brooks

U.S. Lifestyle Rankings: The Best Places To Live In 2022

The 10 Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022-2023:

1. Huntsville, Alabama
2. Colorado Springs, Colorado
3. Green Bay, Wisconsin
4. Boulder, Colorado
5. San Jose, California
6. Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina
7. Fayetteville, Arkansas
8. Portland, Maine
9. Sarasota, Florida
10. San Francisco

Housing costs are rising fast and there aren’t enough homes on the market nationwide to meet demand, and anyone looking to move is acutely aware of the competition and high cost to buy or rent a home. The Best Places to Live rankings factor in how the cost of living compares to the area’s median household income, but U.S. News & World Report also broke out the data into its own ranking.

Views: Rocky Mountaineer Train – Colorado To Utah

Rocky Mountaineer from Denver in Colorado to Moab in Utah. During the train journey you will explore the Colorado Rockies, see landscapes that have been transformed over millennium, you’ll pass the Big 10 Curve, the Moffat Tunnel, Byers Canyon, Glenwood Springs, Debeque Canyon, Mount Garfield, Ruby Canyon before finishing in Moab.

Tours: Bear Mountain Ranch, Golden, Colorado

Bear Mountain Ranch is comprised of 327± acres of refined ranch land in the rolling foothills west of Denver, Colorado. The property encompasses undulating terrain, including steep tree-lined ridges and grassy valleys. Thick swathes of fragrant ponderosa pine interspersed with evergreen trees muffle the sound of the nearby city. Close by, American buffalo roam in protected pastures, and mule deer and elk graze freely throughout the property. The allure of the Wild West is alive and well on Bear Mountain Ranch. Situated on the summit of a former ski area, the Bear Mountain Ranch encompasses varied terrain, including rocky slopes, wooded valleys, and grazing fields that overlook panoramic views of the Front Range. The sprawling residence is designed for formal entertaining yet comfortable enough for family life. A handsome horse barn, a state-of-the-art riding arena, and a practical ranch hand’s quarters have all been meticulously designed for ease and efficiency.

Views: ‘Snowmass Falls Ranch’ – Aspen, Colorado

Encompassing a picturesque mountain valley nestled at the base of towering peaks, Snowmass Falls Ranch offers the ultimate combination of natural beauty, seclusion, and access to world-class amenities. This stunning 650± acre ranch is highlighted by lush meadows, tumbling streams, aspen groves, and forested hillsides, all set against a backdrop of snowcapped summits. Mount Daly dominates the view from the ranch headquarters, and a fortuitous bend in the valley brings additional peaks into view, including Clark Peak and Snowmass Mountain. It is an incredible setting for a multitude of activities – fishing, hunting, riding, hiking, ranching, entertaining, or just relaxing.

Snowmass Falls Ranch is the last privately-owned property in the upper Snowmass Creek valley. The access road ends at the front gate, and surrounding the ranch is the Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness. This massive 181,535-acre roadless area has over 100 miles of foot and horseback trails and six of Colorado’s peaks over 14,000 feet, accessible right from the property. This not only creates a gateway to an enormous wilderness playground, but a desirable end-of-the-road setting removed from development and other private landowners. By nature of being surrounded by pristine wilderness, the ranch feels much larger than its deeded acreage.

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Fall Colors: Paragliding Over Aspen, Colorado

In Aspen, Colo., some fans of fall foliage go to extremes for a spectacular view – namely, jumping off a cliff above a sea of autumnal oranges, reds, yellows and golds. Correspondent Jonathan Vigliotti reports on paragliding in a leaf peeper’s paradise.

Trail Hikes: Maroon Bells On Crater Lake, Colorado

The Maroon Bells are two peaks in the Elk Mountains, Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak, separated by about half a kilometer. The mountains are on the border between Pitkin County and Gunnison County, Colorado, United States, about 12 miles southwest of Aspen. Both peaks are fourteeners. 

Colorado Views: Boulder & Rocky Mountain Parks

Boulder is a city at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, in northern Colorado. To the west, the trail-lined Flatirons are craggy rock formations overlooking the city. Downtown’s pedestrian Pearl Street Mall includes art galleries, cafes, restaurants and boutiques. The University of Colorado Boulder campus is home to the Fiske Planetarium and the Museum of Natural History, with zoology and anthropology exhibits. 

In this video or Northern Colorado we show Eldorado Springs(2:50), Nederland(4:07), Boulder (6:37), Lyons(13:32), Estes Park(14:13), Rocky Mountain National Park (19:03), and Grand Lake. Below are the places of interest featured in the video.

PLACES OF INTEREST Boulder Falls (5:24) Boulder Canyon Dr, Nederland Peal Street Mall (8:12) Boulder Celestial Seasonings Tea (13:10) 4600 Sleepytime Dr, Boulder TOURS Green Jeep Tours (16:01) 157 Moraine Ave, Estes Park Estes Park Trolley (16:10) EstesParkTrolleys.com Estes Park Aerial Tram (18:07) 420 E Riverside Dr, Estes Park

AMUSEMENT PARKS Fun City (17:38) 455 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park Open Air Adventure Park (17:56) 490 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park

FOOD Pasta Jays (9:02) 1001 Pearl St, Boulder Bar Taco (9:18) 1048 Pearl St Suite 101, Boulder West End Tavern (9:40) 926 Pearl St, Boulder Know Thai (9:50) 1600 Broadway, Boulder The Wild Rose (16:54) 157 W Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park Estes Park Brewery (18:03) 470 Prospect Village Dr, Estes Park

COFFEE & ICE CREAM Ozo Coffe Company (2:30) 1015 Pearl St, Boulder Coffee on the Rocks (15:10) 510 Moraine Ave, Estes Park Munchin House (16:33) 130 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park Lauras Fine Candies (17:09) 129 E Elkhorn Ave, Estes Park

PARKS Eldorado Canyon State Park (2:50) 9 Kneale Rd, Eldorado Springs, CO Eben G Fine Park (tubing) (6:42) 101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Boulder Creek Path (7:13) 101 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder Chautauqua Park (10:36) 900 Baseline Rd, Boulder Boulder Reservoir (12:01) 5565 51st St, Boulder Knoll-Willow Open Space (15:30) 300 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park Bond Park (15:52) 170 MacGregor Ave, Estes Park Rocky Mtn National Park (19:03)