|California Zephyr going around a bend in the Rocky Mountains, Colorado|
Denver, Colorado, was always on the cards. But when I came across a story last year, on San Francisco to Chicago (through Denver) being one of the most scenic train routes in the United states, I wished we could travel by train -- one way at least. And travel we did, aboard the California Zephyr.
|Amtrak Station at Davis, California.|
|San Pablo Bay, California|
|Some farmland on the way to Sacramento|
|Sierra Nevada on the California side.|
|Truckee River, California.|
|Passengers taking a smoking break at Reno, Nevada.|
|Sunset time near Reno, Nevada|
Early next morning when I drew the curtain of my roomette on the California Zephyr, I was greeted by some of Utah's dry rocky landscapes. We had crossed another state-line in the wee hours of the morning and for the next few hours the huge rock formations we passed, kept changing in colour and in its vegetation. After a few hours of these majestic scenes, Zephyr coursed its way into Grand Junction and in Colorado we were!
|Also in Utah|
|Grand Junction, Colorado.|
|Colorado River, Colorado|
For most of the rest of the day we passed through the grand Rocky Mountains, the seemingly never-ending Colorado River, dozens of tunnels and quaint little stations until the Amtrak train chugged its way into Denver and made a good, long sojourn. We alighted there. And I must say, our train journey from EMY to DEN on the California Zephyr was an experience like no other.
|From the route guide.|
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Next post on Tipsy From the Trip - a photo feature on the scenes from California Zephyr.