Driving the Alaska Highway aka the Alcan (short for the Alaska Canada Highway)is a bucket list item for many RV'rs and a necessary drive for anyone moving in or out of Alaska. Think military families, we met a lot of them on the Highway.
The California Zephyr is a popular route on Amtrak from Chicago to San Francisco (Emeryville) stopping in Denver, Co., supposedly daily. We booked a sleeper car since the trip from Denver to Martinez (the stop closest to our home) is supposed to take around 30 hours.
A must-do while in San Miguel is to visit one or more of the "roof-top" bars for which the city is famous. We find one such place above the restaurant Casa Nostra.