West Train Routes

When riding through the West aboard Amtrak, you'll understand why optimism and opportunity are so much a part of the American spirit. Whether you're taking your own epic trip from the Great Plains through the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific coastline or exploring all California train routes, you'll have a ringside seat to some of the most spectacular sights in this country.
  • Explore the West

    Cowboy Country

    Lasso up for big adventure and capture cowboy culture in places like Oklahoma City, Fort Worth and Dallas. Catch a rodeo or watch a real-life cattle drive. Visit museums dedicated to the frontier spirit that shaped the American West. Invest in your very own cowboy attire, from custom boots to stately Stetsons, and bite into a juicy sirloin or some
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    Desert Vistas

    Experience the vivid desert landscapes and vibrant cities of America’s Southwest. Glide by towering red rocks, gaping canyons, giant cacti, Joshua Trees and Ponderosa Pines. Taste unique Southwestern flavors in the award-winning restaurants of Phoenix and Tucson.
    Discover thriving arts communities in Sante Fe and Albuquerque or revisit vintage Americana in places like Flagstaff and Gallup, New Mexico.
  • Explore the West

    The Heart of America

    Open the door to new and exciting ways of looking at America the beautiful. Travel to the heart of the heartland, where sprawling wheat fields span the horizon and small towns dot the landscape.


Southwest Chief
Chicago - Albuquerque - Los Angeles
Immerse yourself in the stunning geography and iconic images of an old Western. Watch the sun rise over the Grand Canyon and set on Sedona’s red cliffs. Discover nature’s breathtaking artistry in the Painted Desert. Retrace the Santa Fe Trail. Glide past expansive plains and cross the Continental Divide to reach the glistening waters of the Pacific.
"This landscape is animate: it moves, transposes, builds, proceeds, shifts, always going on, never coming back…" — Ann Zwinger

Train Routes in the West