See 9 National Parks on This Picturesque Road Trip Through the American West

Zion National Park

Begin your journey from Las Vegas and drive to Zion National Park, known for its towering sandstone cliffs, scenic drives, and hiking trails like Angels Landing and The Narrows.

Bryce Canyon National Park

From Zion, head to Bryce Canyon National Park, famous for its unique hoodoos, which are spire-shaped rock formations, and enjoy scenic overlooks like Bryce Point and Sunrise Point.

Capitol Reef National Park

Continue to Capitol Reef National Park, which features colorful canyons, ridges, and the historic Fruita district. The Waterpocket Fold, a nearly 100-mile-long warp in the Earth's crust, is a major attraction.

Arches National Park

Drive from Capitol Reef to Arches National Park, home to over 2,000 natural stone arches, including the iconic Delicate Arch. Enjoy hiking, photography, and stunning views.

Canyonlands National Park

Close to Arches, Canyonlands National Park offers vast canyons and mesas divided by the Colorado and Green Rivers. The Island in the Sky district provides breathtaking panoramic views.

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Travel to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, known for its steep, dramatic cliffs and stunning vistas. The park offers hiking, scenic drives, and opportunities for rock climbing.

Mesa Verde National Park

Head to Mesa Verde National Park to explore ancient cliff dwellings and learn about the Ancestral Puebloan culture. Cliff Palace and Balcony House are must-see sites.

Petrified Forest National Park

Drive to Petrified Forest National Park, which showcases colorful badlands, historic Route 66 remnants, and a vast collection of petrified wood.

Grand Canyon National Park

Conclude your journey at Grand Canyon National Park, one of the most iconic and awe-inspiring natural wonders in the world. Enjoy hiking, scenic overlooks, and the vibrant colors of the canyon at sunrise and sunset.