Driving Distance from Phoenix, Arizona to US National Parks

Plan your road trip from Phoenix

Driving on Wilderness Highway NE of Phoenix Usery Mountain Regional Park NE of Phoenix
Wilderness Highway near Phoenix. Brian Stablyk/Getty Images

Arizona has a large number of national parks and monuments, including the majestic Grand Canyon. If you live in Phoenix or you are using it as the jump off point for your road trip, you'll need to plan which ones to visit. 

Some of them are a day trip from Phoenix, while others will require staying at least one night, either en route or at the destination. You may think only of heat in Arizona, but as you go up in altitude to Sedona, Flagstaff, and the Grand Canyon, you may experience cool to cold temperatures, especially in winter.

You'll need to plan for this as well

Use the table below for information on driving distances and approximate drive time from Phoenix, Arizona, to select US National Parks.

Phoenix, Arizona Driving Distances to National Parks


Driving Distance
(in miles)
Drive Time
Arches National Park, Utah482 miles9 hoursLocated in eastern Utah, next to Canyonlands National Park.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah433 miles8 hoursLocated in southwestern Utah, not far from Zion National Park.
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona358 miles5.5 hoursLocated in northeastern Arizona, north of Petrified Forest National Park.
Canyonlands National Park, Utah463 miles10 hoursLocated in eastern Utah, next to Arches National Park.
Casa Grande Ruins National Monument55 miles1 hourJust southeast of Phoenix, an easy day trip.
Chiricahua National Monument, Arizona196 miles3 hoursLocated in southeast Arizona, near Fort Bowie National Historic Site.
Coronado National Memorial, Arizona206 miles3.5 hoursLocated near the southeastern border of Arizona and Mexico. 
Fort Bowie National Historic Site, Arizona258 miles4.5 hoursLocated in southeast Arizona, near Chiricahua National Monument
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah289 miles4.5 hoursLocated in southern Utah
Grand Canyon National Park (South Rim), Arizona231 miles3.5 - 4 hoursLocated in northern Arizona.
Hohokam Pina National Monument, Arizona38 miles0.5 - 1 hourIn Chandler, Arizona, close to Phoenix. An easy day trip.
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site, Arizona319 miles5 hoursIn northeastern Arizona, not far from Canyon de Chelly National Monument.
Joshua Tree National Park, California246 miles3.5 - 4 hoursDue east of Phoenix in southern California.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area (Boulder City, NV visitor center), Utah/Arizona262 miles4.5 hoursLocated in southern Utah/northwestern Arizona, not far from Las Vegas.
Montezuma Castle National Monument, Arizona102 miles1.5 hoursIn central Arizona, north of Phoenix, on the way to the Grand Canyon.
Navajo National Monument, Arizona256 miles4 - 4.5 hoursLocated in northeastern Arizona. Could be explored on the way to or from Canyonlands and Arches National Parks.
Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona112 miles2 hoursLocated in southern Arizona
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona264 miles4 hoursLocated on I-40 in northeastern Arizona
Pipe Spring National Monument, Arizona321 miles5.5 hoursLocated in northern Arizona
Saguaro National Park, Arizona, Arizona110 miles2 hoursLocated in southern Arizona, next to Tucson.
Tonto National Monument, Arizona107 miles2 hoursLocated east of Phoenix.
Tumacacori National Historical Park, Arizona149 miles2 - 2.5 hoursOn I-19, south of Tucson in southern Arizona and near the border with Nogales, Mexico.
Tuzigoot National Monument, Arizona108 miles2 hoursLocated in central Arizona, west of Sedona 
Walnut Canyon National Monument, Arizona160 miles2.5 hoursLocated in central Arizona, north of Phoenix, near Flagstaff
Wupatki National Monument, Arizona150 miles2.5 hoursLocated in northern Arizona, near Flagstaff
Zion National Park, Utah414 miles7.5 hoursAn awesome park in southern Utah, often enjoyed on the same trip along with Bryce Canyon National Park