Riding the California Zephyr from San Francisco to Chicago

Apr 11, 2019

Amtrak’s California Zephyr is, arguably, the most spectacular train journey in the United States. From the San Francisco Bay area, the train travels 3,923km to Chicago overcoming three formidable barriers - the snowy Sierra Nevada Mountains, the vast arid deserts of Nevada, Utah and Colorado and the steep canyons and snow capped peaks of the Rockies. As it progresses toward Chicago the California Zephyr passes some of the most spectacular natural wonders the United States has to offer.