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.
Train Vacations to the West
Rocky Mountain Winter Rails to Yellowstone 14 days from $3299
Embark on a winter journey by train, coach, sleigh and snowcoach to fantastic winter destinations including Santa Fe, Salt Lake City, and Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Departs from February 2015 to February 2015.
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.
Southwest Chief with the Grand Canyon - Chicago to Los Angeles 6 days from $955
Ride the rails west to the American frontier and experience the magnificent Grand Canyon up close and personal.
Departs from March 2014 to October 2015.
Spectacular Alaska 10 days from $2969
This exciting 10-day vacation showcases the best of Alaska, from calving glaciers in Kenai Fjords National Park and a ride on the world-famous Alaska Railroad to exploring Denali National Park and a scenic cruise on Prince William Sound where you can view amazing wildlife.
Departs from May 2015 to September 2015.
Tennessee Treasures and the Great Smoky Mountains 9 days from $2295
Get set to experience some of the greatest sights and sounds east of the Mississippi on this tour to Tennessee, North Carolina and Washington, DC. Board Amtrak's City of New Orleans for the short overnight journey to Memphis.
Departs from April 2015 to April 2015.