States traversed: Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona
US Route 89 is an important north-south highway in the Mountain West region, with a variety of different scenic sections. The northern end is at the Canadian border, and the northernmost section of US Route 89 flanks the eastern edge of Glacier National Park. US Route 89 heads south through Great Falls and Livingston in Montana, before passing through Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks in Wyoming. US Route 89 then follows along the western edge of Wyoming, cuts through the Bear Lake region in the southeast corner of Idaho, and passes through Logan, Utah. From Logan, US Route 89 heads south through Utah's most populated valley, home to Salt Lake City and Provo. It gets sandwiched between Zion and Bryce Canyon and diverts west around the Grand Canyon to form the first crossing of the Colorado River east of the Grand Canyon, in northern Arizona. The final stretch of US Route 89 forms a central meridian down the state of Arizona, but only as far south as Flagstaff and Interstate 10, where US Route 89 ends.
A newer roundabout in Browning, Montana, served as the location for my US Route 89 photo. This sign assembly sits at the western end of the short concurrency shared by US Route 89 and US Route 2. I encountered it as I was using US Route 2 to drive west to Glacier National Park, the second national park visited along my drive to the Pacific Ocean in August 2018. US Route 2 is the northernmost US highway intersected by US Route 89. Back to the nationwide main page. Back to the home page.