This region covers everything from the most populous state in the U.S. (California) to the most remote ones (Alaska and Hawaii)—and so much in between. You’ll find a staggering 36 national parks in the West, from Yellowstone to Yosemite to Gates of the Arctic. The region is also packed with bustling cities, scenic drives, spectacular landscapes, and a vast variety of climates, geography, and wildlife. Whatever you’re looking for, you’ll find it here.
Top road trips in the West
A collection of our favorite road trips to take in the West
Extraordinary Places in the West
Discover hidden gems, bucket-list-worthy stops, and more
National park spotlight: Olympic National Park
From beaches to mountain tops to rainforests and rivers, this park is best toured by foot, with opportunities to see elk, migrating whales, Pacific salmon, and more.
Best road trips in California
Best road trips in Montana
Best road trips in Nevada
Best road trips in Oregon
Best road trips in Utah
Best road trips in Washington
Best road trips in Wyoming
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