The Travel Insider: New Route, Inspiring Journeys

Joe Maloney

There are still many challenges facing the world of travel right now. So, it’s nice to have some good news to share. AAA Travel is always looking for new ways to create exceptional experiences for you. And I’m happy to announce we are introducing some truly unique offerings we hope will inspire your excitement to travel.

Joe Malone
AAA Colorado Assistant Vice President of Travel

Rockies to Red Rocks

Rocky Mountaineer is a world-renowned luxury travel company known for its glass-domed trains through the Canadian Rockies. It’s not just any train, it’s truly a once-in-a-lifetime leisure experience. This year, for the first time, there will be a train route in the United States—and it happens to be here in Colorado.

This new route, called “Rockies to the Red Rocks,” will travel between Denver and Moab, Utah, with an overnight stay in Glenwood Springs. You’ll listen to vibrant storytelling and enjoy regionally inspired cuisine, all while taking in the spectacular views through a glass-dome coach. The train’s slow pace at 30 mph lets you soak in the scenery from every angle, from the majestic Rockies to the vast canyons and deserts. You might even spot some wildlife along the way. Choose from SilverLeaf or SilverLeaf Plus service, an option to enhance your onboard experience, with exclusive access to a newly renovated lounge car, additional courses during select meals, and premium beverages.

You’ll want to hurry on making reservations, as space is filling up quickly! Trains are departing Aug. 15 to Oct. 23, 2021, with 1- to 7-night itineraries available. Visit, or speak with your AAA Travel Expert for more information and to book your trip.

Inspiring Journeys by AAA Travel

Many of you have told us you’re looking for truly unique experiences when you travel. Well, I want you to know, we have heard you. I’m excited to announce you’ll now have access to “Inspiring Journeys by AAA Travel”—exclusive journeys you can’t find anywhere else. These specially curated tours are immersive experiences, with special group rates and exclusive member prices. Itineraries are customized specifically for AAA Travel to accommodate your bucket list dreams.

Whether you want to rub elbows with your favorite artists on a Caribbean cruise, get up close and personal with wildlife on a South African adventure, enjoy a wine train and tastings in the Napa and Sonoma Valleys, or experience something else, our travel experts will help you find your perfect trip. Visit to learn more and view additional itineraries.

Joe Maloney is vice president travel and retail operations for AAA Colorado.