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Southwest Chief

The American landscape's absolute grandeur is brought to life state after state aboard the legendary Southwest Chief. One of Amtrak's beloved overnight expeditions, this train offers panoramic views of the country, from the heart of the Midwest, through the colorful Southwest, and amidst the Old West's arid landscapes, its route from Chicago to Los Angeles. In all, the Southwest Chief covers 2,265 miles, following portions of the historic Santa Fe Trail, meandering through the wholesome farmlands of America's Heartland, and passing the Red Rocks of New Mexico during its 2-day journey across the country.

Passengers that follow railway history may recognize the Southwest Chief's route as that of the former Sante Fe Super Chief that operated from 1936 until 1971 when Amtrak took over the passenger lines in the United States. The Sante Fe Super Chief was the cream of the rail travel crop in its time, offering a luxurious onboard experience and catering to a host of celebrity clientele. Its route further complemented the journey, offering some of the most stunning surroundings in North America as the train traveled between Chicago and Los Angeles. Today, this legacy continues with Amtrak, with the Southwest Chief's passengers enjoying comfortable onboard accommodations, wonderful meals in the Dining Car, and unparalleled views from the train's Sightseer Lounge Car.

In the double-decker lounge/café, guests have two options to gain a new perspective on the incredible route. The café boasts a full menu of hot and cold snacks and meals on the lower level. Guests may also purchase alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Comfortable booths sit aside large windows, so none of the highlights go unseen while travelers are snacking.

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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure - Los Angeles
23/Oct
Robert Ferreri
5 stars
“Nice that our luggage was forwarded after each part of the trip. Food on Amtrak was better than I expected (and I'm a retired chef).
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Grand Canyon Railway Rails to the Rim Adventure
21/Nov
THERESA LOPER
4 stars
“It was great fun and I would book with them again. Everyone we dealt with were helpful and pleasant; from those taking our reservations, the Amtrak staff, the folks at the Grand Canyon Rail, and the staff at the hotels. Because this was our first rail trip, we were sometimes confused/concerned about what to expect.
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Winter Escape to the Grand Canyon - Chicago Round-trip
16/Nov
GERTRUDE HARDY
4 stars
“Value for money good. Time allowed not so good.
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Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon
6/Oct
Shellye
4 stars
“This was a great escorted, rail/bus trip. Most meals were included and accomodations were excellent. Included two nice boats rides too.
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Southwest Chief with the Grand Canyon - Chicago to Los Angeles
20 Dec 2018
Leslie S, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4 stars
“The planning and organization was good. The selection of hotels was very good
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America's Beautiful West
15 Nov 2018
Mary W, Parker, CO
4 stars
“I have had a really wonderful time touring with my brother and sister. It was a good tour giving lasting memories. Thank You.
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