We've all dreamed about taking a cross-country train trip at least once in our lives. If you're craving a new type of adventure, it's time to treat yourself. The Southwest Chief Train takes you through 5 states for only $146 each way. It's total travel goals.\nThis Amtrak train route takes you on a grand adventure of the American west, showcasing all that these states have to offer.\nYou'll cross so many different types of terrain on your journey, including vast plains, towering mountains, colorful pueblos, and scenic desert dreams.\nJust when you think it couldn't possibly get any more beautiful, you'll curve through towering canyon passages so narrow, it's only a few feet wider than the train itself.\nSince the entire trip takes 65 hours (about 2.5 days), you'll get the chance to hop off at different points and explore the cities too and natural sites too.\nAt one point in the trip, you'll even get the chance to see the majestic Grand Canyon!\nTravelers will arrive just steps away from the South Rim in Grand Canyon National Park where you'll take a century-old railway and be entertained by cowboys and musicians.\nYou'll will start out your journey in Chicago, making stops in Kansas City, Albuquerque, Flagstaff, and finally Los Angeles.\nThe Southwest Chief runs daily, so you can plan your travels with ease.\nWhile amenities vary by choice and train, there are plenty of ways to stay comfy on your trip.\nPassenger options range from reserved coach seating to individual roomettes, and even family-sized bedrooms. No matter which style you choose, the views are gorgeous.\nView this post on Instagram My train has arrived. I'm officially home, y'all! #trainspotting #homewardbound #homefortheholidays #backincali A post shared by Caribay (@caricaribay) on Nov 29, 2018 at 11:15am PST\nSince small animals are welcome, you can even bring your doggo or cat along too. Just make sure to check the animal restrictions before you do.\nFor meals, you can eat in the dining car or snag a quick meal in the cafe. You can also enjoy a nice hot cup of your favorite kind of tea or coffee right from your seat.\nView this post on Instagram Home is wherever I’m with my computers. #southwestchief will be our home and studio for next 3 days while we are acrossing the whole country. . . #digitalnomad #wearehaar #workhardanywhere #amtraksouthwestchief A post shared by Arda Yalkın (@ardayalkin) on Jun 30, 2019 at 7:06pm PDT\nPrices for coach seats start at $146 and vary by day and accommodation style. To snag this deal, you can book on March 1, 2020 or after.\nWanderlust travelers, this is one of the best ways to see the country. If you’re looking for other ways to see more of your state or country, you can also check out the best California road trip anyone has ever been on.\nView this post on Instagram Want to know the most popular must-see destination booked with Amtrak Vacations? It is the one, the only...Glacier National Park! **Fun Fact**: Glacier’s wildlife has scarcely changed since early exploration days hundreds of years ago! Over 71 mammal species thrive in this scenic gem, making it a top bucket-list item. Cross it off yours by taking the train there! Link in bio. A post shared by Amtrak Vacations (@amtrakvacations) on Aug 2, 2019 at 1:23pm PDT\nAmtrak: Southwest Chief\nPrice: Tickets start at $146 per person (each way) for a reserved coach seat\nLocation: Chicago, Illinois to Los Angeles, California\nWhy You Should Go: You can see 5 states in 3 days for only $146.\nWebsite\nEditor's Note: The left cover photo was used for illustrative purposes only.\nWe strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.