5 Most Stunningly Beautiful Train Rides In The US

CASCADES- EUGENE OREGON TO VANCOUVER B.C.

This train ride is a beautiful way to experience the Pacific North West.  The route takes you across the Columbia River Gorge where you can sometimes get a glimpse of the many waterfalls, past Mount St. Helens, into Eugene and Portland, through Seattle and then into Vancouver, B.C. You will enjoy seeing the most spectacular natural attractions on this ride. (Image by Amrtak)

CASS SCENIC RAILROAD- CASS, WEST VIRGINIA

The scenery here is nothing short of spectacular with sweeping mountain views as you go up slopes on this ride through West Virginia. You can see a restored logging camp and during the fall months enjoy the beauty of the fall foliage.

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS RAILROAD- BRYSON CITY, NORTH CAROLINA

There are two options to pick here to view the Smoky Mountains, despite which you pick you will be in for a treat. You can venture along the Tuckasegee River or the Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers and into the gorge.

COAST STARLIGHT- LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA TO SEATTLE, WASHINGTON

This train takes you up the Pacific coast where you can view dramatic cliffs, view the San Francisco Bay, Oregon’s Cascade mountains and Mount Rainier. (Image by Amtrak)

GRAND CANYON RAILWAY- WILLIAMS, ARIZONA

This train ride starts in the dense pine forests of Northern Arizona before hitting a plateau of high desert. You pass Native American reservations, spot elk and bald eagles and arrive through the desertscape that is the Grand Canyon’s south rim.

 

 




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