If you've been imagining what it would be like to experience some of the most beautiful, untamed landscapes of the American Southwest, this nine-day, eight-night roundtrip rail journey is the perfect adventure! Immerse yourself in the mysterious and soul-stirring geography of Grand Junction, Arches & Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion, Lake Powell, and the Grand Canyon—with plenty of leisure time to lounge and take it easy along the way. Featuring dazzling views everywhere you look, you could spend a lifetime exploring these regions and still discover something new and exciting each time. Be prepared to fall in love with and happily lose yourself in the exquisite beauty of the wilderness of these Grand National Parks of the Southwest!

Our prices start from

$ 2,449 LAND ONLY

10 Days • INDEPENDENT • 2 Meals

Operated Tour

The Details

  • 9 nights accommodation
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodations, 2 nights onboard Amtrak
  • Roundtrip Amtrak in Coach accommodations from Chicago to Grand Junction on the California Zephyr®; Williams to Chicago on and Southwest Chief® and on the Grand Canyon Railway
  • All on-tour transportation and related fees
  • 1 breakfasts, 1 dinners


Engaging Experiences These special places and experiences are considered tour highlights. Look for them in the daily itineraries.

Hampton Inn Majestic Chicago Theatre

A must-see is the Colorado National Monument, famous for its red rock canyons and peaceful solitude.

Sleeping accommodation onboard train

These parks feature some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in America and are sure to elicit plenty of oohs and aahs from anyone who visits. The incredible panoramic vistas of Canyonlands' Island in the Sky mesa is a view that will stay with you for years to come!

Grand Vista Hotel

The scenery speaks for itself with plenty of opportunities to stop and take photos or simply admire the views. See the park's most famous attraction, the Waterpocket Fold.

Sleeping accommodation onboard train

Featuring 200 miles of picturesque trails, stunning vistas, vermillion cliffs, canyons, jagged skyline, and flora and fauna, this national park is a must-visit! Highlights of the tour are Court of the Patriarchs, Emerald Pools, Weeping Rock, Temple of Sinawava, and the Grotto.

Sleeping accommodation onboard train

Go where no automobile has ever gone before aboard the Grand Canyon Railway and travel down into the South Rim for a guided tour of many lovely sights.

Grand Canyon Railway

Thunderbird Lodge

Breakfast Included

Grand Canyon Railway

Dinner Included

Package prices are per person, double occupancy, taxes included & do not include rail from your hometown. Starting price based on lowest off-season price, and subject to change. Pricing is per person, double occupancy, land and rail only, based on January 15, 2022 travel date. Call AAA for current airfare rates and availability. Contact your local AAA travel agent for pricing on your desired departure date..

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