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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. 

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 Train to America’s National Parks

National Park Train Tours

Alaska Railroad

Alaska Explorer 7 days from $1229

Explore Alaska on this refreshing 7-day escorted tour.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

Chena River

Alaska Wilderness Tour 7 days from $1299

Travel through Alaska's rail corridor, visiting some of the state's most renowned destinations including Anchorage, Denali National Park, and Fairbanks.

Departs from May 2014 to September 2014.

Balloon Festival

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta 10 days from $TBD

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta attracts individuals of all ages from all over the world, and you can experience the excitement firsthand on this 10-day southwest rail journey.

Departs from September 2015 to September 2015.

Swift Current Lake

America Coast to Coast with Glacier - Eastbound 14 days from $2235

From the Emerald City to New York City, this 14-day rail vacation.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

The Grand Canyon

America Coast to Coast with Grand Canyon 14 days from $2479

From New York City to the Grand Canyon, see the best of the U.S. by train!

Departs from April 2014 to October 2014.

Scottsdale

Arizona’s Historic Trains 6 days from $1698

Featuring The Grand Canyon and Sedona. Ride the rails of America's west and marvel at America's most famous national park, the Grand Canyon.

Departs from May 2015 to October 2015.

Canyonlands

Best of the West - Five National Parks 14 days from $4195

America's West is home to five of the country's most outstanding National Parks, and you can witness each firsthand on this extraordinary 14-day rail journey.

Departs from August 2014 to September 2014.

Chromatic Spring

California Zephyr with Yellowstone National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1585

More than 2,000 acres of geysers, hot springs, and lava formations await you in Yellowstone, the world's first national park established in 1872.

Departs from May 2014 to October 2014.

Brideveil Falls

California Zephyr With Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1369

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 2014 to October 2014.

Glacier

Canadian Rockies with Glacier National Park 11 days from $5999

Revel in a 1500-mile journey encircling inspirational natural sights and breathtaking national parks.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.