9 Unforgettable Train Trips

in the USA You Must Experience Once

The luxury train ride from Denver to Moab follows the Colorado River with views of mountains, canyons, and cliffs. Offers gourmet dining and cocktails.

Rockies To The Red Rocks (Rocky Mountaineer) 


A historic train ride through Colorado’s San Juan Mountains between Durango and Silverton. Offers a glimpse of what locomotives were like in the late 1880s.

Durango & Silverton Railroad 


The train ride from Anchorage to Grandview with views of Bartlett Glacier, Trail Glacier, and Placer River Valley.

Glacier Discovery Train


The train ride from Anchorage to Fairbanks with views of snow, frozen rivers, and wildlife. Offers a chance to see the northern lights.

Denali Star Train


The train ride from Chicago to Los Angeles with views of plains, the Mississippi River, the Rocky Mountains, and the desert. Option to do segments only.

Southwest Chief (Amtrak)


The train ride from Los Angeles to Seattle with views of beaches, mountains (including Mount Rainier), and rolling hills. Option to do segments only.

Coast Starlight (Amtrak)


The train ride from Williams to the Grand Canyon South Rim. Offers different classes of service with live music and entertainment, and an observation dome.

Grand Canyon Railway


Train ride with a focus on nature and scenery from Clarkdale to Perkinsville with open-air cars and educational narration.

Verde Canyon Railroad


Train ride from Santa Fe to Lamy with scenic views. Offers themed rides and takes a little over an hour.

Santa Fe’s Adventure Train (Sky Railway)


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