CHICAGO TO EMERYVILLE, CALIFORNIA -- The California Zephyr is a passenger train operated by Amtrak. This epic trip through the Wild West will take you through the heart of the Rockies, and further west through the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas.
WHITE PASS AND YUKON RAILROAD, CANADA AND THE U.S. -- See incredible panoramas of mighty mountains, intimidating glaciers, huge waterfalls, and historic sites from a vintage railcar. The railroad is a Historic, Civil Engineering Landmark. At one point you'll go 3,000 feet in just 20 miles and through cliff-hanging turns of 16 degrees.
NEW YORK CITY TO RUTLAND, VERMONT -- Take the Ethan Allen Express and leave the big, chaotic city. The trip is about 240 miles. It will take six hours to reach the final destination – time during which you get to enjoy awe-inspiring scenery of the Catskills of New York and of the Green Mountain in Vermont.
EUGENE, OREGON TO VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- The Amtrak Cascades will take you pass gorgeous seascapes and mighty mountains, including Mt. Rainier in the south and Mt. Baker in the north. But remember to bring binoculars because you’ll see inlets, rainforests and an abundance of wildlife – everything Washington is known for.