Durango and Silverton
I had the chance to ride the Durango and Silverton narrow gauge railroad during a family trip to the Southwest in 1995. So many sights along that line are breath-taking. Open fields, rock cliffs, the Animas River, old mines, and of course the steam locomotives.
Picture of a steam locomotive leaving Durango, Colorado among a crowd, with mountains in the background. There is also a McDonalds styled as an old train depot in the background.