North America is home to some of the world’s most spectacular scenery and is often overlooked by residents of the United States and Canada when it comes time to plan a trip. Often tropical beaches, luxury cruses, the hustle and bustle of New York or a long journey to a European country are chosen. More people are discovering their best choice is right in their own back yard; known as rail travel.
Traveling by rail is the actual vacation itself. Easy access to the train is a plus (no TSA security to start your vacation). Instead of cramped seating there is plenty of space to stretch out. Excellent food and beverages abound to keep everyone satisfied and when you are tired of sitting, passengers can get up, walk from car to car and mingle with other passengers. Best part of all is the enjoyment of looking at the beautiful country side through panoramic windows.
Listed below are Four North American Rail Trips in the West. These routes are selected because one is in the South West United States, another through the United States Rockies, another through the Canadian Rockies and a final one in the Rockies of Alaska.