Most Panoramic Train Rides Across the U.S.

This Amtrak route crosses the Rocky Mountains, the Colorado River, and the Sierra Nevada, offering stunning views of canyons, rivers, and mountain peaks.

California Zephyr

Traveling along the West Coast, this route showcases Pacific Ocean views, lush forests, and scenic coastal landscapes.

Coast Starlight

Passing through the northern United States, this route offers views of the Mississippi River, Glacier National Park, and the Cascade Mountains.

Empire Builder

Crossing the southwestern United States, this route passes through the scenic landscapes of New Mexico, including the desert vistas of the Southwest.

Southwest Chief 

Offering luxury train travel, the Rocky Mountaineer showcases the stunning landscapes of the Canadian Rockies and the Pacific Northwest with routes like the First Passage to the West and Rainforest to Gold Rush.

Rocky Mountaineer 

Traveling along the Pacific Northwest coast, this route offers views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Range, and lush forests.

Amtrak Cascades

This historic train ride takes passengers through the rugged terrain of the San Juan Mountains, offering breathtaking views of canyons, cliffs, and waterfalls.

Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad 

Another historic narrow-gauge railroad, this route travels through the scenic landscapes of the Rocky Mountains, including high passes, deep gorges, and alpine meadows.

Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad 

Providing access to one of America's most iconic natural wonders, this route offers views of the vast canyon landscapes as it travels to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Railway