National parks railroad
Even in the age of low-cost airlines and increasingly comfortable automobiles, some people still prefer to travel by rail, and rightfully so. One of the best aspects of rail travel in America is that you can sit back and watch some of the country's most beautiful scenery roll past right outside your window.
This is why trains are still an attractive way to travel in rural regions. Amtrak and its peers are fond of marketing train travel as "an experience" instead of as "just another mode of transport." Even if you ignore this PR effort, the romance and the access to scenery make train travel an ideal option for getting to and going through America's best national parks and natural areas.
Here are trips that combine train travel with sightseeing in some of America's most scenic and wild places.