Rocky Mountaineer's "Rockies to the Red Rocks" route links Denver's Union Station to downtown Moab. The cruise overnights in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
California Zephyrs are national favorites for a reason. The 50-hour hike has the worst vistas on this hundreds-mile cross-country trip.
This Midwest route from St. Louis to Kansas City offers Missouri River views. Each attractive stop on the train has a rich history and many interesting attractions.
This railroad originally connected Georgetown and Silver Plume, two mining communities a few miles apart, across a steep, narrow, and scenic canyon.
Broadmoor Manitou and Pikes Peak have the tallest and longest cog railway. This train has taken travelers to the top of Pikes Peak since 1891, highlighting the changing flora and spectacular.
Amtrak's Vermonter runs daily between Washington, D.C., and St. Albans, northern Vermont, through New York City, rural Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.
The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad winds through lush woods and high plains in Colorado and New Mexico, creating spectacular scenery.
Ohio's only national park's Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad transports travelers through breathtaking scenery 30 minutes from Cleveland.
The Pacific Northwest's most magnificent scenery are on Amtrak's Cascades route, especially in October when the forest foliage changes.
Traveling to the peak of Mount Washington on the world's first mountain-climbing cog railway gives travelers a unique view of fall's beauty.
The Virginia & Truckee Railway outside Carson City, Nevada, offers a 19th-century steam train ride for railroad lovers.
Amtrak's Empire Builder service lets passengers explore the American West in contemporary railcars.