8 Scenic US Train Rides You Simply Can't Miss


Trains explore US beauty, offering comfort and charm. See Rockies, red rock Southwest, sparkling Pacific waters. 8 scenic train rides for 2023.

Experience the splendor of the Rocky Mountains and the desert canyons on this luxury train ride from Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah.

Rockies to the Red Rocks (Rocky Mountaineer)


Time travel on historic Colorado steam train through San Juan Mountains, along Animas River, to Silverton mining town.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad


Take a scenic journey along the West Coast, from Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles, California. You’ll see some of the most iconic sights of the Pacific Northwest.

Coast Starlight (Amtrak)


Explore one of the natural wonders of the world on this train ride from Williams, Arizona to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Railway


Follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark on this epic train ride from Chicago, Illinois to Seattle, Washington or Portland, Oregon. You’ll cross the Mississippi River.

Empire Builder (Amtrak)


Indulge in a gourmet meal and wine tasting on this elegant train through California's wine country. Vintage rail cars, restored to original glory.

Napa Valley Wine Train


Experience Appalachian history on a train ride from Cass, West Virginia to Bald Knob. Ride an authentic steam locomotive used to haul timber.

Cass Scenic Railroad


Thrilling adventure on narrow-gauge steam train between Chama, New Mexico, and Antonito, Colorado. Climb over 10,000 feet above sea level.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad


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