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Best Scenic Drives for 2020

In this COVID-19 era, scenic drives make it easier to get out and travel while practicing social distancing. We’ve found a number of drives in and around 10 national parks that are simply gorgeous. If you’ve decided to put a hold on traveling for now, these drives and the spectacular photos accompanying them will inspire you to get next year’s bucket list started.

Bryce Canyon to Capitol Reef: Find out for yourself why this 124-mile byway is hailed as one of the most scenic in the nation.

Grand Canyon: Route 66. A vortex in Sedona. One of America’s top swimming holes. Experience them on these magnificent drives.

Rocky Mountain: Leave the crowds behind on Trail Ridge Road and discover solitude on the original road leading to Rocky Mountain’s alpine paradise.

Sequoia to Kings Canyon and Yosemite: See three national parks, two that are rarely crowded, in three days on this stunning loop.

Olympic: Olympic National Park's highest elevation road is narrow with steep drop-offs in places. But it’s breathtakingly beautiful.

Great Smoky Mountains: Wildlife. Wide, open views. Historic churches. These are just several reasons why this is such a popular route.

Yellowstone: Climb 5,000 feet via your car to an enchanting land floating above Montana’s valleys.

Get Away from It All

See Death Valley, Joshua Tree and Saguaro national parks like never before on one of our 2020 National Park Photography Workshops. We'll be observing strict COVID-19 precautions while you enjoy excellent instruction and uncrowded park shoots.

In Canyonlands and Beyond

Best Southwest Trips

Discover why the best way to experience Canyonlands National Park is by raft and why you should consider a handful of other rafting trips that allows you to access the most gorgeous scenery in the West.

Photo by James Kaiser

Near Channel Islands

Uncrowded National Park Gem

Base out of Ventura Harbor Village for a gorgeous beach, easy access to Channel Islands National Park and a lively seaside experience.

Photo by Dan Harding

On the Way to Rocky Mountain

Colorado Springs’ Top 6

From Bigfoot sightings to driving to the top of a 14,000-foot-peak, Colorado Springs is a place to spend several days. Here are our 6 must-do things.

Near Grand Canyon

Best Socially Distanced Lodging

Stay in elegantly appointed canvas tents with beds, in-tent bathrooms and more on your next Grand Canyon vacation.

Online Photography Class

Shoot the Night Skies

Learn how to capture star trails, the Milky Way and more when you take our online Night Skies Photography course. Taught by Tamron photographers, the class enables you to go at your own pace. Learn more.

Photo by Ken Hubbard