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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.

the Toroweap Overlook at sunset on the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Arizona Strip Road Trip Via U.S. Route 89A

The scenic Arizona Strip is packed with beauty, endangered wildlife, and territorial history.
Autumn color in Zion National Park.

Seeing Utah's Glorious Fall Color by RV

Five Utah parks, four family members, one RV, and the infinite beauty of autumn.
The pavement of Highway 395 in Northern California stretches towards the mountains in the distance.

Highway 395: Your Route to the Sierra's Secret Wonders

Escape the crowds and discover the eastern side of the mountains.
Georgetown Lake along the Highway 1 Pintler Route in Montana on a cloudy day.

Cruise Montana’s Highway 1 Scenic Byway

The towns between Drummond and Anaconda are rich in culture and Old West history.
Broad Street in Nevada City, California.

5 Gold Country Towns Worth a Visit

These historic towns along Highway 49 offer great food, hospitality, architecture, and scenery.
Purple and pink clouds over Limantour Beach in Point Reyes, California at sunset.

A Weekend Away in Tomales Bay, CA

Explore the soothing North Coast coastline alongside hearty bites of cheese and oysters.
Bighorn River cuts through the steep canyon walls in Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area

7 Late Summer Day Trips

It’s not too late to sneak in a road trip.
A view of the Monterey Bay Aquarium back deck along Monterey Bay.

Ultimate Monterey Coast Road Trip

California's Highway 1 reveals adorable otters, friendly towns, and fabulous local flavors.
A horseshoe bend at Rowena Crest can test a driver's mettle.

Columbia River Highway: Oregon's Scenic Gorge Drive

Savor the scenic Columbia River Gorge with 70-mile road trip along the state's northern edge.
The boardwalk at Moonstone Beach near Cambria, California.

Highway 1 Road Trip: Big Sur to San Luis Obispo

This PCH stretch has stunning vistas, seaside hamlets, and whale watching opportunities.
Watson Lake at sunset in Arizona's Prescott Valley.

Road Trip: Stops Along Highway 89A to Sedona, Arizona

In Sedona, Arizona, it's all about the journey.
Toketee Falls off Highway 138 in Douglas County, Oregon, picture

Rogue-Umpqua Scenic Byway Weekend Trip

Waterfalls abound along I-5 between Roseburg and Gold Hill.
Friends stand around an open car tailgate with camping gear in the back, image

How to Pack the Car for a Road Trip

Follow these smart tips to save space, get organized, and keep everyone safe and comfortable.
An aerial view of Stinson Beach in Marin County, picture

Hit the Road for a Marin County Day Trip

A one-day road trip with beachside strolls, farm-fresh food, and small-town treasures.
An RV drives thorugh a red rock tunnel just outside of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.

How to Plan and Prepare for the Perfect Road Trip

Get the most out of your next road trip with these steps.