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Grand Canyon Railway ranked among most beautiful train rides in America

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PHOENIX — Train rides may not be the most efficient form of transportation, but they are among the most beautiful.

The Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Arizona, was recently ranked among the most stunningly beautiful train rides in America, according to Thrillist.

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The 130-mile round trip ride takes passengers from Williams, which is 30 miles west of Flagstaff, to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park and back again. The train takes off daily at 9:30 a.m. and does not return until 5:45 p.m.

Passengers can experience the immaculate views of the Canyon, all the while not fighting their way through traffic.

Take in the “dense pine forests of Northern Arizona before settling into an expansive plateau of high desert, speeding past Native American reservations, elk, bald eagles, and condors,” according to Thrillist, all for the low price of $79.

But if you’re looking to take a train ride somewhere that’s close, but isn’t too close, check out the Coast Starlight, which takes off from Los Angeles and rides up the Pacific coast to Seattle.

What are you waiting for? This natural beauty isn’t going to view itself.

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