Climb aboard for the whitle-blowing celebration of Union Pacific’s 40th Anniversary Steam Excursion. On May 17, 1953, the Rocky Mountain Railroad Club sponsored its first steam excursion on the rough-and-ready Union Pacific Railroad. For the first historic trip, Locomotive No. 3967, a coal-burning Challenger equipped with “elephant ear” smoke deflectors, pulled out all the stops on its run from Denver, Colorado to Laramie, Wyoming. Forty years later, that pioneering excursion was recreated with Challenger 3985 as it retraced the trail blazed by the original 3967. The sold-out excursion carried 500 passengers through some of the most legendary terrain and towns of the Old West, including Cheyenne, Denver, Laramie, and Sherman Hill. Along the way, meet passengers who rode on the original excursion, join the photo run-bys as the Challenger muscles up Sherman Hill, and take a powerhouse ride in the cab as the old war-horse tackles the grades outside of Laramie. This is one train ride you will not want to miss.
Amador County is in the very heart of California’s Gold Country, where prospectors flocked to find their fortunes 150 years ago. Simon talks to folklorist Robert Richards about the area’s history, visits the Montevina Winery, and checks out the local accommodations and attractions. In Sutter Creek, it is always 1898 in the Monteverde Store MuseumWatch Now >>
When Mark Twain first saw Lake Tahoe, he described it as “surely the fairest picture the whole earth affords.” Host Simon Kane shows us the beauty of the region and the wealth of accommodations, restaurants, and activities available around its seventy-two-mile shoreline. Share the invigorating pure experience of hang-gliding over Tahoe. Dine at the BlackWatch Now >>
Beloved around the globe as an iconic symbol of America, the sights, sounds, and sweeping vistas of the Grand Canyon, as well as the unique opportunities for outdoor activities, capture the senses and penetrate ones’ heart and soul as few locations on Earth can.Watch Now >>
Haleakala National Park resonates with stories of ancient and modern Hawaiian culture. The park is home to endangered species, some of which exist nowhere else on Earth. Hiking through Haleakala’s stark volcanic landscapes, sub-tropical rainforest, and backcountry will reinvigorate your spirit.Watch Now >>