A Thousand Miles of Farmland: Taking the Train to Denver

But it's far from boring...

It’s hard to say I’m doing this train route (which goes from Chicago to San Francisco) justice by only riding it from Chicago to just right before the Rockies, you know? Iowa, Nebraska, and eastern Colorado aren’t exactly dramatic but hell there’s still some pretty cool views of this amazing country’s heartland. Also, being on a lumbering train over the Mississippi river is quickly becoming a favorite part of traveling west for me. I've talked about this before on my rides through the northern midwest all the way to the Pacific Northwest, but there's a beauty in all this prairie land.