The 30 mile trip passes by these eight highlights including a roadside fumarole steam vent and several viewpoints where you can stop and admire lassen peak. Tourists take in a ranger presentation at canyonlands national park.
7 best national parks near los angeles california.
7 national parks on highway. No fewer than seven of them are pretty easily accessible from l a. Then was born the idea with the help of stephen mather the first director of the national park service to develop a national park to park highway one that would run through 11 states and connect 13 national parks. The northern part continues from yellowstone national park and ends at the canada border.
In the early 1900s some national parks existed but getting to them was problematic. In 1915 a denver group of motorists took off on a 500 miles 800 km journey from rocky mountain national park to yellowstone. In fact our region is so rich in national parks that one road highway 89 connects six of them each a world unto itself.
California is after all the state with most national parks in america nine to be exact. Afterward travel along state highway 24 to capitol reef where you can take in striking rock layers soaring spires and dramatic canyons. The southern part of the highway starts in arizona and continues into yellowstone national park.
Kristen kearse national park service to the south highway 95 stretches out toward lake powell. The entrance to denali national park is located at milepost a 237 4 on the parks highway 125 miles south of fairbanks. Other highway associations had been supporting a variety of routes linking the scenic wonders of the western national parks.
It was a bold even audacious plan as there were no paved roads no. These 7 national parks are full of natural wonders that are just waiting to be explored. The parks highway shares a common alignment with the glenn highway alaska route 1 between anchorage and wasilla where it continues north as alaska route 3 to fairbanks.
The 1 400 mile stretch bookended by the ice carved peaks of montana s glacier national parkand the symphonic chasm of the grand canyon is a highway of epic proportions. America s ultimate 7 national parks road trips. The lassen volcanic national park highway highway 89 is a great way to tour the park without even leaving your vehicle.
Situated on the coast of southern california los angeles makes for a great base for national park road trips.