The Amtrak California Zephyr train trip goes from Chicago through Denver Colorado to San Francisco and the views are amazing

Amtrak California Zephyr: you'll never believe these views

The Amtrak California Zephyr train trip goes from Chicago through Denver Colorado to San Francisco and the views are amazing

The California Zephyr (Amtrak) rides from Chicago to San Francisco (with stops in Denver, Reno and Sacramento).

The California Zephyr (Amtrak) rides from Chicago to San Francisco (with stops in Denver, Reno and Sacramento).

Though the California Zephyr runs from Chicago to San Francisco in a little more than 51 hours, it’s indisputably the western portion of the route—through Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and northern California—that deserves your attention. Snake through the Rocky Mountains, past the photogenic canyons of Colorado’s Western Slope, and enjoy an entire half-day trek through Sierra Nevada, complete with views of Donner Lake and the Truckee River.

The Most Scenic Train Rides in the U.S.

Though the California Zephyr runs from Chicago to San Francisco in a little more than 51 hours, it’s indisputably the western portion of the route—through Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and northern California—that deserves your attention. Snake through the Rocky Mountains, past the photogenic canyons of Colorado’s Western Slope, and enjoy an entire half-day trek through Sierra Nevada, complete with views of Donner Lake and the Truckee River.

Train ride on the California Zephyr - apparently one the most beautiful train trips in all North America.

Train ride on the California Zephyr - apparently one the most beautiful train trips in all North America.

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