America’s stunning national parks feature some of the most extraordinary landscapes and landmarks found on earth. Representing an incredible variety of exquisite environments, each of the 59 parks is unique in terms of the experiences it offers visitors. And they are all truly spectacular.
You may already know where the major U.S. national parks are located, but did you also know how convenient, relaxing and scenic it is to get to them by train? Amtrak trains travel on a 21,000-mile system through 46 U.S. states to over 500 destinations, including many of the major U.S. national parks.
When you travel onboard Amtrak’s iconic train routes such as the Empire Builder, California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, and Southwest Chief to visit these natural wonders, you’ll sweep through scenery that’s sure to astound you. Desert landscapes, awe-inspiring mountain ranges, surreal sunsets and sunrises, lush forests, vast plains, and states and cities you probably would never see except by train are just a handful of the views you’ll get to enjoy while onboard. Not to mention the comfortable accommodations, excellent food and great company.
Learn more below about Amtrak Vacations most popular national park train packages, or tailor-make your own journey with the help of our Rail Experts. After all, that’s part of the fun and excitement!
This epic, around-the-country rail exploration of 12 of America’s top national parks will shorten many a bucket list! See the best of the country’s greatest national parks – including the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Glacier National Park – the way they were meant to be experienced – by iconic Amtrak train. Take your time discovering these treasured, awe-inspiring sites with accommodations, tours and activities inside each park. And let the train take you in relaxed comfort from destination to destination, with amazing views out your window all along the way.
Out west, you can escape to some of the world's greatest natural wonders. During this 12-day rail journey to six iconic national parks, you'll experience American landscapes that are both vast and beautiful. It is an adventure that will inspire awe around every turn. You'll visit Rocky Mountain, Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Teton, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. There's a reason this train holiday is called Grand National Parks of the West. Come discover why these places are unrivalled in the wonder and joy they evoke.
Discover the exquisite beauty of three phenomenal national parks on this 14-day roundtrip rail journey from the ‘City of Angels’ - Los Angeles. With city stops in San Francisco, Salt Lake City and Chicago in between, your Grand National Parks adventure will provide a host of unforgettable experiences! Up first: Yosemite National Park. Get a close-up view of El Capitan from El Capitan Meadow, located along Northside Drive. Then, experience the amazing views and abundant wildlife of Yellowstone National Park before heading to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Walk to its many vantage points and marvel at the vastness and beauty of one of the most popular and beautiful places in America.
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