Top 6 Most Scenic Train Journeys In The USA

Top 6 Most Scenic Train Journeys In The USA

We have always heard about how some of the best food cafes, pubs, architecture, museums and what all are in the USA. Well, let us tell you that the USA has some of the most iconic train journeys as well. The scenes are mesmerizing and will make you fall in love with the journey. We know road trip has some other craze but sit back and watch the beauty of nature. 

There is a romance to train travel, isn’t it? The love of nature, peace, and beauty all at once. When we talk about USA train journeys the rides are comfortable and full of beautiful landscapes, well let’s not hype it. The one thing we advise everyone to experience is these iconic journeys once in a lifetime. 

Let’s Start with the List. 

Coast Starlight 

Travelers come from all around the world to encounter this beautiful West coast journey. Its routes start from Seattle – Portland – Los Angeles alongside the pacific waves. It is the most popular long-side route. 

Travel time – 36 hours one way

Empire Builder 

It is a great way to explore the US. From America’s heartland to the pacific northwest. A beautiful journey with comfort while traveling you will explore the Mississippi River, embark into Montana’s Big Sky country, and pass Glacier National Park. Any weather is suitable for this journey. The route of Empire Builder is from Chicago to St. Paul/Minneapolis to Spokane to Portland/Seattle. Travel Time – 46 hours one way 

Rockies to the Red Rocks 

See the unseen west while traveling. It is a luxury two-day ride that starts from Denver, Colorado to Moab, Utah while passing through the spectacular Rocky Mountains and southwest view. You can witness the beauty of the USA from the train glass dome top. They offer great packages as well. 

Travel time – 2 days 

The Grand Canyon Railway 

Make your grand trip with the grand canyon railway. It departs every day from Williams, Arizona through pine forests to the inspiring Grand Canyon. It is a full adventure journey onboard from musicians to cowboys antique. They have amazing packages for their customers. 

Travel time – 2 hours 15 mins one way 

California Zephyr 

This is a historic railway line route between Chicago – Denver – Reno – Sacramento – Emeryville, and San Francisco. It is stated as one of the most beautiful train routes in north America. It takes you through the core of Gold Rush country’s mining to ghost towns in California to old stagecoach stations. You will enjoy the scenery with a little bit of a touch of history. 

Travel time – 51 hours, 40 minutes (eastbound) 52 hours, 10 minutes (westbound) Alaska Denali Star

Ahh, this beautiful stretch of 350 miles will take you to the trip highlighting Alaska’s beauty. One thing we can assure that you will be fascinated by the beauty of this trip by encountering mountains, birch forests, lakes, sight scenes and what not. It is a trip to the wild. Train route – Anchorage – Wasilla – Talkeetna – Denali – Fairbanks. 

Travel time – 12 hours one way 

Well, what are you thinking? Isn’t it enough knowledge to plan a trip and explore these amazing train routes? Take a train trip and witness the beauty of America.


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