Train to America’s National Parks
National parks were born of the idea to protect America’s natural wonders for all to enjoy. To that end, the country’s first national park, Yellowstone, was established in 1872. Today, the United States is home to 58 national parks showcasing spectacular treasures from fumaroles, geysers and countless lakes, glaciers and mountain ranges to sandstone arches and colorful rock formations, deep canyons, and sweeping expanses of land home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna.
For a unique vacation, visit U.S. national parks by train! Some of the country’s most popular park’s like Glacier and Grand Canyon are on iconic rail routes offering daily service to these must-see destinations. Others, like Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Arches, are accessible by car or motorcoach and are excellent destinations for a rail-drive getaway or an escorted U.S. national parks tour.
Your vacation can take you to the great parks of the southwest, Alaska’s preserved natural treasures and other western wonders in-between.
National Park Train Tours
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Rail 9 days from $2399
Visit Albuquerque’s 44th annual International Balloon Fiesta and watch as hundreds of hot air balloons are launched to New Mexico’s sky. Additional highlights include visits to Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, a journey aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and a tour of historic Santa Fe.
Departs from September 2015 to September 2015.
America Coast to Coast with Glacier National Park - Eastbound 14 days from $2265
From the Emerald City to New York City, this 14-day rail vacation.
Departs from June 2015 to September 2015.
America’s Parks & Monuments featuring Mt Rushmore 11 days from $2699
Explore the Old West on this 11-day tour to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, and Badlands National Parks, Buffalo Bill's stomping grounds in Cody, and historic national sites including Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial.
Departs from July 2015 to September 2015.
California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1423
The only thing more appealing than a train vacation through the Rocky and Sierra Mountains is one that includes a visit to the waterfalls and Giant Sequoia groves of Yosemite National Park.
Departs from May 2015 to October 2017.
Empire Builder - Glacier National Park & Alaska Cruise 15 days from $3033
Experience all the beauty of the Pacific Northwest on this 15-day rail-cruise vacation.
Departs from June 2015 to December 2017.