Find your next Scenic Drive a different road trip awaits

You Never Know What’s Around The Bend!

That’s the thrill of road-tripping! Get off the highway and discover breathtaking natural wonders, hiking trails, historic sites, off-beat roadside attractions, and welcoming small towns. Whether you’re embarking on your ultimate travel bucket-list, visiting National Parks and Forests, family summer vacation, college tour, honeymoon, or epic adventure — our free road trip planner has the tools you need. Unlimited stops, find places of interest along the way, divide driving by miles or time, estimate gas cost, and so much more. Inspire your travel wanderlust with these pre-planned scenic drives:

Big Sur, California
California’s Big Sur
Flanked by world-class cities, this is the ultimate coastal roadtrip.
Arizona Desert
Arizona’s Tucson Mountain Park and Saguaro National Park
Dazzling desert wildflowers are blooming.
Kauai, Hawaii
Hawaii’s Kuhio Highway
Beaches, Waimea Canyon and the velvet-green cliffs of the Napali Coast
Cape Hatteras National Seashore
North Carolina’s Cape Hatteras National Seashore
Relax amid pristine seashore, sand dunes, historical sites, and lighthouses.

Save The Date For 2018 Federal Recreational Lands Free Days

National Parks
  • April 21: First Day of National Park Week
  • September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

National Forests
  • June 9: National Get Outdoors Day
  • September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11-12: Veterans Day Weekend
Coconino National Forest Only
  • May 26-28: Memorial Day Weekend
  • June 9: National Get Outdoors Day
  • July 4: Independence Day
  • September 1-3: Labor Day Weekend
  • September 22: National Public Lands Day
  • October 6-8: Columbus Day Weekend
  • November 10-12: Veterans Day
  • November 22: Thanksgiving Day (Heritage sites closed)
  • December 25: Christmas Day (Heritage sites closed)

Explore The U.S. With A Frog In Your Pocket

2018 America the Beautiful Pass

The 2018 America the Beautiful Annual Pass features a photo of a green tree frog taken by Craig McIntyre at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge in Texas.

Entrance fees to the National Parks that charge admission have seen a modest increase this year to cover a backlog of maintenance projects across the National Park System. The America the Beautiful Annual Pass remains the same cost. At $80, it offers exceptional value with one year of unlimited access, for you and all passengers in a personal vehicle at sites that charge a per vehicle fee — or up to four adults at sites that charge per person fee — to over 2,000 parks managed by the USDA Forest Service, National Park Service (NPS), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the Bureau of Reclamation (USBR). Children 15 and under are admitted free.

RoadTrip Ready?

Be Safe

The open road calls but are you ready? Taking a road trip is always an adventure, but not always the adventure you intended it to be. Being prepared is the key to a fun, safe trip. Check out our Safety Tips and things to bring.

Navigate With a GPS Or Smartphone?

There’s nothing more panic inducing than seeing “No Service” or having your phone battery die in the middle of a road trip. Or worrying about phone data overage fees. That’s why we recommend using a GPS unit for navigation. Export any trips you have planned on, or upload any of our pre-planned scenic drives. Our documentation has the information you need to upload from different GPS devices. We support various file formats, including Google Earth (KML), Garmin Communicator, BaseCamp and MapSource (GPX), Co-Pilot Live (TRP), Microsoft Streets and Trips, TomTom itineraries (ITN), TomTom Places of Interest (OV2), Comma Separated Files (CSV), and Tab Separated Files (TSV). And, it’s always a good idea to print out a copy of the directions.

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