Here are some of the most beautiful and scenic train rides in America!
In number one, we have Amtrak’s Coast Starlight. This train goes from Seattle to Portland to Los Angeles. It is thirty-six hours, one way. Some of its amenities include but are not limited to things such as a dining car a sleeping car a few great places to eat and relax, while enjoying the view of the coast. Voyagers and travelers have always come across the entire world just to experience this train ride in its totality. This ride is widely regarded as Amtrak’s most people route, and it is definitely one of its most popular train rides. The Coast Starlight boasted over four hundred thousand passengers last year!
The Coach Starlight takes you past beautiful and vibrant flowing waterfalls, caves, mountains, and lush forest undergrowth.
In the second place, we have the Amtrak’s Empire Builder. This train goes from Chicago to Minneapolis, to Spokane, Portland, and Seattle. As a one-way trip, the total amount of time it takes to get from beginning to end is about forty-six hours. Some of its amenities include but are not limited to things such as a sleeping-car, a dining car, and of course, great places to lounge about and relax. This train will take you along beautiful western scenery, such as the Lewis and Clark trail, and the Pacific Northwest. You’ll go by rivers like the Mississippi River, float by Montana’s big beautiful sky lands, and even quietly pass by the incredible National Glacier park.
Directly leaving Spokane, you can head to places like Georgia, Portland, or even the Cascade Mountains. Along the route, all of the scenic and famous Mountains are marked so that you can enjoy it more.
Amtrak’s Californian Zephyr is quite the sight to be seen. This route includes but is not limited to destinations such as Chicago, Sacramento, Reno, Denver, San Francisco, and a whole plethora of other cities. A one way trip from beginning to end is about fifty-one hours in total. Of course, the train is equipped with a dining car, a sleeping car, and a relaxation and lounge car.
When you look out the windows of the car, you will see an incredible view almost every time. You will be able to imagine how the first Californian gold diggers felt when they originally rode the first intercontinental train line down to the West Coast. You will come across abandoned ghost towns, mines, vacant hills and mountains, and beautiful deserts. This train even passes by the Rocky Mountains. From there, you will be able to see beautiful aspens and dark green trees dotting the ever so cliffs that tower above the horizon. Then, towards the end of the journey, you will see the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge as a final destination.
In fourth place, we have the Amtrak’s Southwest Chief. This train goes from Chicago to Los Angeles. It’s total travel time can add up to about forty hours or so. The amenities include are not limited to, a lounge car, a sleeping car, and of course, a dining car. This train passes by some of North Americas most beautiful sites, such as the Sante Fe Trail, the Grand Canyon, the steep red cliffs of Sedona, and the Continental Divide in the Rockies.