7 National Parks from US Highway 89 – The Scenic Route

Ready to take your next road trip? If you’re someone who likes finding new adventures and can appreciate the stunning scenery that can be found when driving along US highways, then taking a trip along highway 89 is definitely a bucket list trip! Known as the National Park Highway and America’s Most Scenic Road Trip, choosing to travel along U.S. highway 89 is one of the absolute best road trips someone can take when wanting to visit some of America’s Best National Parks.

US Highway 89 is the scenic route

Highway 89 is a stretch of north south highway that’s more than 1600 miles long and passes through five different states. The southern part of the highway starts in Arizona and continues into Yellowstone National Park. The northern part continues from Yellowstone National Park and ends at the Canada border.

These 7 National Parks are full of natural wonders that are just waiting to be explored!


  1. Yellowstone National Park. Located in Wyoming, Montana and Idaho, this world’s 1st National Park is larger than 2 states (Delaware, Rhode Island) and offers visitors up close views of volcano’s, hot springs, geysers, mountains, forests, lakes, bison, wolves, bears and more. Must see – Old Faithful, Grand Canyon, Mammoth Hot Springs.
  2. Grand Teton National Park. Located just south of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, visitors will enjoy the gorgeous Teton Mountains, clear blue lakes, flowing rivers, and lots of wildlife, of course. Must see – Teton Park Road, Jenny Lake, Scenic Loop Drive.
  3. Bryce Canyon National Park. Located in Utah, Bryce Canyon National Park offers visitors a unique experience due to the natural geological formations found here that took millions of years to make. This striking canyon offers views of red rock pillars, grand vista’s, high plateaus, sculpture gardens, more. Must see – Bryce Point, Natural Bridge, Rainbow Point.
  4. Zion National Park. Located in Utah, Zion National Park is enchanting, offering visitors views of sandstone cliffs, picture worthy rock formations, miles of hiking trails and a wide variety of bird, mammal and reptile species. Must see – Weeping Rock, Lower Emerald Pools, The Narrows.
  5. Glacier National Park. Located in Montana’s Rocky Mountains, Glacier National Park is often compared to Switzerland due to the huge mountain peaks, all carved by glaciers. True nature lovers will simply love visiting an area that offers so much pristine wilderness. Must see – Apgar Nature Center, Chief Mountain, Going-to-the-Sun-Road.
  6. Grand Canyon National Park. Located in Arizona, Grand Canyon National Park is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Visitors will enjoy the biological diversity and unique ecosystems that can be found here while exploring all the beauty this natural canyon has to offer. Must see – North Rim, Bright Angel Trail, Grand Canyon Railway, Hermit Road Drive.
  7. Saguaro National Park. Located in Arizona, Saguaro National Park gets its name from the abundant saguaro tree cacti that grow here, the nation’s largest. This classic symbol of the American West offers visitors a front row view to gorgeous desert scenery, an inside look at native cultures, and the chance to learn about desert ecology and the many critters that thrive in the Arizona desert. Must see – Rincon Mountain District, Tucson Mountain District, Cactus Forest Drive.

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