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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

Astoria

Pacific Coastal Odyssey 12 days from $2795

Discover America's stunning Pacific Coast on this 12-day rail-cruise journey to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Astoria, Victoria, Vancouver and Seattle.

Departs from May 2014 to May 2014.

Dam in the Dalles

Pacific Northwest and the Columbia River Cruise 11 days from $4577

Travel the storied pioneer route from Chicago to Portland by train for a Pacific Northwest adventure that continues through Oregon and Washington, following the Columbia and Snake Rivers aboard the American Empress steamboat.

Departs from June 2014 to October 2015.

Grand Teton National Park

Peaks to Pacific 11 days from $4999

This spectacular escorted tour will not only take you to Yellowstone, you will experience it! Begin in the Mile High City for a 2-night stay before boarding the train to Salt Lake City.

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

Austin Skyline

Presidential Library Tour 11 days from $TBD

Commemorate seven of the nation's most legendary presidents on this 11-day escorted tour.

Departs from September 2014 to September 2014.

Amtrak's Empire Builder

Rail to Glacier Park, Montana 6 days from $1699

Experience all the highlights of one of America's most legendary national parks on this 6-day train vacation to Glacier National Park.

Departs from July 2014 to August 2014.

Spires at Bryce Canyon National Park

Red Cliffs Experience By Rail 7 days from $1999

Take Amtrak from Denver to Red Cliffs, UT and see Dead Horse Point State Park, Arches National Park, Moab, Canyonlands National Park and the splendor of the west!

Departs from September 2014 to September 2014.

Sunset in the Napa Valley

Redwoods, Wine Country & Yosemite 11 days from $1882

Embark on a rail-drive adventure through northern California. Set your own pace as you experience San Francisco, admire the Giant Sequoia Groves in Yosemite National Park and the mighty Redwoods in Redwood National Park, and relax during a visit to California’s wine country.

Departs from April 2014 to October 2014.

Reno

Reno Fun Train 3 days from $299

Party your way through the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains during daylight hours for a weekend of fun.

Departs from February 2014 to March 2014.

Canyonlands

Scenic Trains and Canyons of the West 8 days from $1899

Journey to the heart of the American West! Ride the rails and explore the country's most breathtaking National Parks!

Departs from June 2014 to September 2014.

Alcatraz Prison

Seattle / San Francisco Express 10 days from $2595

Set your own pace on this exciting rail tour to two of the Pacific Coast's most exciting cities, Seattle and San Francisco! Beginning in Chicago, board Amtrak's Empire Builder for the 2,206-mile journey to the Emerald City, Seattle.

Departs from October 2014 to October 2014.