America's National Parks
America's national parks were born of the idea to protect the
country's natural wonders for all to enjoy. The country's first
national park, Yellowstone, was established in 1872, and today, the
United States is home to 58 national parks, each showcasing
spectacular treasures. A visit to Yellowstone brings fumaroles,
geysers, and sparkling lakes. At Yosemite in California, towering
ancient trees paint a lush scene against stoic mountains. Arches
National Park brings amazing sandstone arches and colorful rock
formations, while Grand Canyon National Park
offers breathtaking vistas of sweeping red canyon plunging deep
into the earth. The tallest mountain in the United States, Mt.
Denali, sits proudly amongst the vast landscape of Denali National
Park. And this is just a sampling of the best national parks; each
park brings its own splendor and vast expanses of land that are
home to hundreds of species of flora and fauna.
For a unique vacation in the USA, visit one or more of these
national parks by train. Some of the country's most popular parks,
such as Glacier National Park and Grand
Canyon National Park, are situated along iconic rail routes that
offer daily service to these must-see destinations. Other parks,
including Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton, and Arches, are
easily accessible by bus, car or motorcoach.
Vacations By Rail offers nearly 50 vacation packages that
highlight these fantastic destinations. Perfect for families, for
seniors and for adventurers of all walks of life, national park
vacations take many forms. Select from escorted
tours that are guided by tour managers brimming with
information about the railroads and parks that lie ahead, or embark
on a rail-drive expedition that combines the
romance of rail travel with a self-guided road trip. Select
packages even include cruise segments that present protected
lands and scenic waterways from a floating vantage point.