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Western USA

America’s west is home to some of the country’s greatest national parks, monuments, and must-see destinations. Travel across the western frontier to Colorado to explore Rocky Mountain towns and the historic trains of the area, or continue west to Salt Lake City, the cowboy town of Jackson, and San Francisco, the City by the Bay, with easy connections to Muir Woods and its Giant Sequoia groves and Yosemite National Park, home to Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America, as well as Half Dome and El Capitan, the park’s most notable rock formations.

Other popular destinations for a western U.S. rail tour include Glacier National Park for a journey across one of the most famous roadways, the Going-to-the-Sun Road; Yellowstone National Park to see an incredible variety of flora, fauna, waterfalls, deep canyons, hot springs and geysers; Mt. Rushmore showcasing the visages of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and visited by more than 3 million people annually; and, Seattle, the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest, ideally located as a launching point for Alaska cruise vacations and Western Canada rail tours.

 Western USA

Train Vacations to the West

Alaska Railroad

Alaska Explorer 7 days from $1229

Explore Alaska on this refreshing 7-day escorted tour.

Departs from May 2014 to September 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.

Banff Gondola

Calgary Stampede & Canadian Rockies 9 days from $2495

Experience the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth on this 9-day tour to the Calgary Stampede!

Departs from July 2014 to July 2014.

Pacific Coast Highway

California Coast Rail & Drive 9 days from $1213

Visit four of the Golden State’s amazing destinations—San Francisco, Monterey, San Simeon, and Santa Barbara—on a well-planned rail-drive vacation that showcases the beauty of the western U.S. and the dazzling Pacific Coast by both train and car.

Departs from May 2014 to December 2014.

Ensenada

California Zephyr & Hawaii Cruise 19 days from $3675

Say “aloha!” as you set sail on a 19-day rail-cruise adventure!

Departs from January 2015 to March 2015.

Cabo San Lucas

California Zephyr and Mexico Cruise 14 days from $2620

Pair a train journey across America's western frontier with a 10-day Mexico cruise for the perfect fun in the sun rail-cruise vacation.

Departs from March 2014 to February 2015.

Amtrak's California Zephyr

California Zephyr Experience - Chicago to San Francisco 5 days from $665

Long considered one of the most scenic routes in the United States, the California Zephyr takes you from the beautiful city of Chicago to the City by the Bay, San Francisco, by way of the spectacular Rockies and Sierras.

Departs from November 2013 to October 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.