Train is a cozy and cheap transport and USA a wonderful place to discover by it.We’ve gathered the best scenic train rides in the USA, from the Great Smoky Mountains to Napa Valley!
All are popular in the spring and fall but consider riding the rails during the holidays, when many railroads offer special themed rides the whole family will enjoy.
This ride through America’s Pacific Northwest is a long trip through evergreen forests and breathtaking scenery that you won’t ever forget.
2. Cass Scenic Railroad
The scenery here is spectacular, especially in October when the fall foliage. At the top of the ride is Whittaker Station, a restored logging camp.
3. California Zephyr
This 50-plus-hour ride is a great way to appreciate the natural beauty of America, from the Rocky Mountains to the red rocks of Utah it is an amazing ride.
4. White Pass & Yukon Route
The train starts from Skagway on three different excursions, all of which take you up 3,000ft in 20 miles, past glaciers, mountain lakes, and amazing waterfalls.
5. Capitol Corridor
The train is designed to quickly transport Bay Area residents to the Capitol in Sacramento, crossing the wonderful San Francisco Bay, through the industrial bays and waterways near Martinez.
6. Cape Cod Central Railroad
Take a ride on this railroad, through the cranberry bogs, salt marshes, oceanfront trails and admire the beauty of nature.
7. Grand Canyon Railway
It starts in the pine forests of Northern Arizona, passing through the San Francisco Peaks and near the highest point in the state before arriving to the amazing Grand Canyon’s south rim.
8. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
The 32-mile Tuckasegee River Excursion takes passengers through lush green valleys and over historic bridges in a truly memorable journey.
9. Coast Starlight
The Coast Starlight hits all the amazing places: the dramatic cliffs along the PCH, Mount Shasta, the San Francisco Bay, Oregon’s Cascade mountains, Mount Rainier, and Puget Sound.
10. Sunset Limited
It starts off in Louisiana and pass through the Southwestern deserts of West Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.