As you’ve probably guessed by now, we at Military Living® love National Parks. You can find so many unforgettable experiences in National Parks across the United States. For an even more unique National Park adventure, check out these amazing national parks explorable by Amtrak train.
Travel and Leisure ~ ” Coast Starlight to Crater Lake National Park – Amtrak’s Coast Starlight runs the length of the West Coast, connecting Seattle and Los Angeles, and is easily one of its most beautiful routes. You can stop in cities like Portland, San Francisco, and Santa Barbara along the way, but the true highlight is Crater Lake National Park, home to the deepest lake in the United States. The epitome of Pacific Northwest beauty, Crater Lake National Park has it all: You can hike a dormant volcano, camp, drive the Scenic Rim, and wander old-growth forests. To reach Crater Lake National Park via Amtrak, disembark at the Klamath Falls stop and take the seasonal Crater Lake Trolley, which drops you off in the park within an hour and a half.
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Texas Eagle to Hot Springs National Park – Dreaming of a visit to the “American Spa”? Hop aboard the Texas Eagle, which links Chicago to San Antonio (and beyond, all the way to Los Angeles). Ride to Malvern, Arkansas, where you can disembark and take a quick half-hour drive over to Hot Springs National Park. Aboard the Texas Eagle, you can expect to cross the Mississippi River, take in the beautiful Ozarks, and venture deep into the Texas countryside. Whether you float in the relaxing natural pools or tackle the Sunset Trail, there are many ways to enjoy the Hot Springs National Park. ” ~ Travel and Leisure
For more information regarding the rest of these awe-inspiring National Parks accessible via Amtrak train, click the link below!
**Please note: Due to the impact of COVID-19 on travel, we encourage people to always plan trips in accordance with the guidance provided by government and health officials.