Road Trips

From Route 66 to California's Highway 1, discover the best road trips in the West. Get road trip ideas, plan your route, and learn about road trip essentials to make your journey as epic as the destinations along the way.

a creek runs through the trees with a mountain in the background

Sierra’s Majestic Mountain Loop

Central California Sierra’s magic mountain loop: Sequoia, Kings Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks.
A road cuts through Zion National Park in Utah.

5 Best Road Trips in Utah

Drive through one of the most geographically diverse states.
Downieville's historic buildings line a street through the core of the town.

Road Trip Through the Lost Sierra

Tumbling rivers, hot springs, and historic gold mining towns are just some of the riches here.
pair of steel longhorns welcomes travelers to Sonoita, Arizona, as sun sets in the background

Wild West Road Trip Through Southeast Arizona

Road-trip through southeast Arizona and find history in the ranches, mines, and ghost towns.
McWay Falls against a turquoise ocean on a sunny day.

7 Scenic Waterfall Road Trips

The ultimate road trip prize? A stunning cascade. Here’s where to find them.
A family kayaks on Flathead Lake in Montana.

8 Hidden Gem Road Trips in the West

It’s all about the journey on these scenic drives.
A dirt road winds through Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona.

Four Corners Road Trip

From ancient ruins to legendary red-rock terrain, this scenic loop is the essence of the desert Southwest.
Open highway near Death Valley National Park

Death Valley Road Trip: Vegas to Mt. Charleston

This desert road trip brims with life.
ruins at Casa Grande Ruins National Monument in Coolidge, Arizona.

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail Road Trip Itinerary

The Arizona stretch of the Anza Trail is the ideal 3-day road trip for history buffs.
Sun hides behind the trunk of an oak tree alongside a Paso Robles winery road

California Central Coast Road Trip

Experience a fun-filled road trip around Paso Robles, California.
El Santuario de Chimayo along the High Road to Taos in northern New Mexico.

Take the High Road from Santa Fe to Taos

Connecting Santa Fe to Taos, the High Road reveals northern New Mexico’s subcultural diversity.
Large field of poppies at the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, California at sunset.

Where to Stop on I-5, from Sacramento to Los Angeles

Stretch your legs, grab a snack, and take a break at these spots along Interstate 5 in California.
Exterior view of the Taliesin West World Heritage building.

Midcentury Modern Road Trip

Cruise through Arizona, California, and Nevada to see some of the West’s best-known architecture.
Lake Como in Montana's Bitterroot Valley on a winter's day.

Road-Trip Through Montana’s Bitterroot Valley

In-the-know locals treasure the valley as a place to relax, explore, and refresh any season of the year.
The sun sets behind a shade structure at Dark Sky RV Park and Campground in Kanab, Utah.

Beautiful Places to Park an RV or Van in the West

Spend the night at these cool spots, from wineries to golf courses and all types of venues in between.