12 National Parks You Can Drive Through and Be Amazed

Our national parks are some of our greatest treasures. Although the best way to experience them is to get some hiking boots and a backpack and hit the trail, many are amazing just from the road.

Acadia (Maine)

The roads on Mount Desert Island in this park let you view cliffs pounded by the ocean, beaches and bays, glacier-carved lakes, and majestic forests.

Shenandoah (Virginia)

For over 100 miles, Skyline Drive winds along the crest of the storied Blue Ridge in this park. Views of peaks and valleys abound, and there are many short trails leading to mountaintops and waterfalls.

Badlands (South Dakota)

Dramatic spires carved by the forces of erosion line the main highway through this park. They’re best viewed early and late in the day when the low light brings out intense colors.

Big Bend (Texas)

There’s a lot to see in this huge desert park. Probably the best drives are the road up into Chisos Basin, ringed by towering, rugged peaks, and the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive.

Glacier (Montana)

Between West Glacier and St. Mary, Going-to-the-Sun Road winds and climbs through one of the most dramatic and colorful mountain landscapes in America.

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