The Greatest American Roadtrip

The Greatest American Road Trip

America's national parks are made up of 84 million acres of the most stunning landscapes anyone has ever seen. In 2016, the National Park Service celebrated its centennial. To celebrate this momentous occasion, award-winning National Geographic photographer Jonathan Irish and writer Stefanie Payne hit the road with an Airstream trailer in tow to visit all 59 national parks in 52 weeks. Together, they created incredible photos, videos, articles and more celebrating the natural wonder of our public lands and waters.

The trip started January 1, 2016 and ended December 31, 2016. With parks in the Caribbean, Alaska, the South Pacific and more, it was an ambitious goal that produced spectacular images, as well as incredible stories and insights showcasing America's iconic national parks. The project was accomplished through the help of friends groups, state tourism bureaus, park concessioners, Airstream, National Geographic and more.

The trip may be over, but the flood of amazing images continues at at You can also follow him on instagram here or facebook here.

Keep checking ARC's facebook page starting next week where we'll be posting our favorite Greatest American Road Trip picture! Make sure you like and share the photos, because at the end of each week, we'll announce what photo won the week. And at the end of the month, our weekly winners will face off for February's Photo of the Month!

You can plan you own “Greatest American Road Trip” on America’s public lands and waters using resources like trip planning and reservations through and by purchasing an America the Beautiful Pass, providing access to all of America’s magnificent public lands and waters for an entire year.