Planning an Amtrak Trip: Northeast to Southwest

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Planning an Amtrak Trip: Northeast to Southwest

Postby The ViRoCo » Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:57 pm

My family and I are planning on a vacation in July of 2015 to some national parks around the Grand Canyon in Arizona and Utah. I rode my first Amtrak train (The Lakeshore Limited, Boston to Chicago) last year in Jul. 2013, and we thoroughly enjoyed it!

This is my plan, for the train part of the vacation:
[Westbound] Boston-Chicago (Lakeshore Limited) --- Chicago-Flagstaff, AZ. (Southwest Chief)
From Flagstaff, visit the National Parks around there, up to Moab, UT, the most northern park we will visit.
[Eastbound] Grand Junction, CO - Chicago (California Zephyr) --- Chicago - Boston (Lakeshore Limited)

I would really appreciate feedback on this. I know, it is quicker to fly on a plane, but I think a train is better :-D
Since sleepers are so expensive, I will not be needing one of those.

I will be transferring trains the same day, so if any changes could be made let me know! :-D
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