Top 7 Scenic Train Journeys In The US

The United States boasts some of the world's most picturesque landscapes, and there's no better way to experience them than by train. 

US Scenic Train Journeys

Running between Chicago and San Francisco, this journey offers breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevadas, and the vast plains of the Midwest.

1. California Zephyr

Connecting Los Angeles to Seattle, this route showcases the stunning Pacific coastline, lush forests of the Pacific Northwest, and the majestic Cascade Range.

2. Coast Starlight

Starting in Chicago and ending in either Seattle or Portland, this route takes passengers through the Northern Plains, the Rockies, and offers a glimpse of Glacier National Park.

3. Empire Builder

Traveling between Chicago and Los Angeles, this train offers views of the red cliffs of Sedona, the vastness of the Grand Canyon, and the rugged landscapes of the Southwest.

4. Southwest Chief

Running between Eugene, Oregon, and Vancouver, British Columbia, this route offers views of the Cascade Mountains, Puget Sound, and the lush forests of the Pacific Northwest.

5. Cascades

Connecting New York City to Montreal, this journey showcases the scenic Hudson River Valley, the Adirondack Mountains, and the serene Lake Champlain.

6. Adirondack

Based in Bryson City, North Carolina, this round-trip journey takes passengers through the lush forests, deep river gorges, and the beautiful landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains.

7. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

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