About Transportation

Not only do national parks tells the story of the history of transportation in America, in many cases, they are the story. Moving visitors to and through national parks employed engineering feats that individuals did not think were possible at the time.

Today, transportation systems in national parks includes:
  • 5,690 miles of paved roads (1,100 miles are parkways) and 7,000 miles of unpaved roads
  • 1,451 bridges
  • 63 tunnels
  • 100 transit systems operating in 64 units (includes 37 interpretive tours)
  • 17,872 miles of trails, of which 5,012 miles (28%) are paved

Learn more about transportation in parks yesterday, today, and tomorrow below!

Alternative Transportation

Infrastructure & Stories

Last updated: September 17, 2020