The Most Scenic Railways to Try in The United States

Posted on April 6, 2017

Change you travel plans a bit, and try of these majestic railways. Not the typical form of transportation here in the United States, yet it has some of the most beautiful railways. Try one of these next time you’re planning a short trip!

Amtrak Cascades:

Amtrak Cascades

Route: Eugene, OR to Vancouver, BC

This route has some of the most scenic views in North America, featuring seascapes, majestic mountains and green forests. Along with this beautiful scenery comes a possible wildlife sighting from bald eagles to otters. If you are looking for a fun and less expensive way to see the Pacific Northwest the Amtrak Cascades is just the train ride for you.

Grand Canyon Railway:

grand canyon

Route: Williams, AZ to the Grand Canyon, AZ

Not just a scenic trip, but also a historic one, this railway has been operating for more than a century and takes passengers through desert landscapes and the awe-inspiring grand canyon.

Napa Valley Wine Train:

Nappa Valley

Route: Downtown Napa to St. Helena

If you are looking for a luxurious train journey, the Napa Valley Wine Train is the perfect route. With just a short 3 hours from downtown Napa to St. Helena. Passengers will experience the rolling green hills and rustic vineyards of Napa Valley. An added bonus while taking in these beautiful sites you will be served a gourmet meal to top it all off.

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad:

great smoky

Route: Bryson City NC to Nantahala Gorge, NC

The Great Smoky Mountains offer some of the most beautiful views for outdoor lovers across the United States. Sit back and enjoy this short 4 and half hour ride through colorful valleys of The Great Smoky Mountains and The Nantahala Rivers.

Cape Cod Central Railroad:

cape cod

Route: Hyannis, MA to Sandwich, MA

This beautiful northeast railway is short, simple and scenic. Getting you as close as possible to the waters of Cape Cod this railway will have you enjoying vies of the Cape’s woodlands, sand dunes, marsh and cranberry bogs as you retrace the historic route that originated in 1848.