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
Colorado Rail Adventure 8 days from $2495
Envelope yourself in little-seen sights of the Colorado Rockies on this exciting rail adventure, which includes rides aboard five of the most renowned railways in Colorado, including the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
Departs from June 2020 to October 2020.
Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta by Rail 9 days from $2509
Join visitors from around the world at the 48th annual International Balloon Fiesta, where hundreds of brightly colored hot air balloons are launched into the Albuquerque sky and the whole town is abuzz with excitement and festivities. You’ll also visit the incredible Arches and Mesa Verde National Parks, ride the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, and tour historic Santa Fe.
Departs from September 2020 to October 2020.
California’s Redwoods, Rails & Wineries 8 days from $2949
Heritage railways, historic sites, beautiful cities, some of the country’s best wine and even a national park are on full display as we set out on this 8-day showcase of the beautiful state of California.
Great Parks of the Southwest featuring the Grand Canyon 10 days from $2820
Discover the scenic southwestern U.S. on this 10-day rail tour through Canyon Country to five national parks.
Mt. Rushmore, the Badlands & Yellowstone 11 days from $3339
Saddles, Stetsons, Buffalo and more greet you on this 11-day Wild West Adventure! Be awestruck by the scenery of Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Badlands National Parks, relive the stories of the old West in Cody and Deadwood, marvel at the sight of Mount Rushmore, and be exhilarated on an off-road Jeep Safari. Your adventure awaits!
Departs from June 2020 to September 2020.
California Zephyr Experience 5 days from $855
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 March 2019 to October 2020.
California Zephyr with Yosemite National Park - Chicago to San Francisco 8 days from $1775
Explore both big city culture and grand natural wonders with this trip that takes you from Chicago to San Francisco, traversing through the Rockies and Sierra Mountains, topping off with a visit to beautiful Yosemite National Park.
Departs from May 2019 to October 2020.
Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans & Los Angeles by Rail 11 days from $2345
Soul-capturing music, fantastic cuisine and great entertainment for the whole family lie ahead on this cross-country journey from Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California.
Departs from April 2019 to October 2020.
Coast Starlight and the Columbia River Cruise 10 days from $3312
Travel along the dazzling Pacific Coast aboard the Coast Starlight for the overnight journey from Los Angeles to Vancouver, WA where you will meet the American Empress for your river cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Highlights of your Pacific Northwest adventure include visits to Astoria, The Dalles and Sacajawea State Park.
Departs from July 2019 to October 2020.