America’s west is home to some of the country’s greatest national parks, monuments, and lifetime destinations. Travel across the western frontier to Colorado and explore Rocky Mountain towns and the historic trains of the area, or continue west to Salt Lake City, or the cowboy town of Jackson on the edge of Yellowstone. Perhaps visit San Francisco, the City by the Bay, with easy access to Muir Woods and its Giant Sequoia forest and Yosemite National Park, home to Yosemite Falls, the highest waterfall in North America, as well as Half Dome and El Capitan, the park’s most notable rock formations.
Other celebrated destinations for a western U.S. rail tour can include Glacier National Park for a journey across one of the most famous roadways, the Going-to-the-Sun Road or Yellowstone National Park to see an incredible variety of flora, fauna, waterfalls, deep canyons, hot springs and geysers. Mt. Rushmore showcases the rocky images of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln and is visited by more than three million people annually; and Seattle, the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest, ideally located as a launching point for Alaska cruise holidays and Western Canada rail tours.