Some such as the grand canyon yellowstone or yosemite are very well known. One of the best ways to experience them is to head out on the road an adventure of a lifetime with many destinations within relatively easy driving distance.
60 of these national park service projects have benefited 48 national park service units.
Map of southwest usa national parks. The american southwest is filled with some of the country s most impressive national parks and monuments. Located near grand junction colorado national monument preserves one of the grand landscapes of the american west. Curecanti national recreation area located near montrose colorado approximately three and a half hours away from mesa verde national park.
Territory and washington d c. Distance from mesa verde np headquarters 245 miles. Map by google additions by bugbog n b.
This trip is one of our favorites and it offers a great first impression of america s national parks. There are 62 national parks in the usa and they are all outstanding. National parks national monuments national recreation areas and national historic sites in southwest usa.
Arizona california colorado nevada new mexico texas utah and wyoming units of the national park service nps or bureau of land management blm. Usa national parks map itineraries. Southwest us map of best national parks.
The national parks system officially turned 100 in 2016 and it could easily take that long to see america s vast and impressive range of landscapes. Southwest us map overview. Before hitting the road check on a full size zoomable map.
Nine iconic desert parks in california arizona utah and nevada including yosemite grand canyon zion bryce and arches along with the famous monument valley color the landscape of the american southwest with beauty and are sure to leave you feeling amazed inspired and maybe. But take a look at our usa national parks maps and itineraries page below to see just a few more of the greats. This short list of the country s must sees includes parks that stand out for sheer beauty glacier national park enormity the grand canyon and novelty great sand dunes.
This southwest usa map covers many of north america s best national parks and roads in utah arizona and lesser parts of colorado california. Since 1983 national park trust has completed 75 land acquisition restoration and mitigation projects to protect more than 30 000 acres in 33 states one u s. Also shown are all the national parks in the southwest linked to their index page.
Free printable maps all right reserved. Interactive map showing all parks preserves trails and other locations click one of the southwest usa states for a more detailed map. These locations are approximate.
Arizona california colorado idaho nevada new mexico oregon utah texas and wyoming.