Just Ahead:Audio Travel Guides 4+

National Park Audio Tours

Just Ahead

    • 4.7 • 311 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Travel App That Turns Your Smartphone Into a GPS Audio Tour Guide for Your Vacation Road Trips

Just Ahead is the perfect road trip app. With its guided tours and offline maps, you feel like you have a friendly tour guide along—and you don’t need an Internet connection or mobile phone signal to enjoy the narrated audio tour.

••• ‘BEST TRAVEL APP’—North America Travel Journalists Assoc. •••
••• ‘BEST APP’—Sunset Magazine •••

Just Ahead’s travel guides tell you what you’re seeing as you drive through America’s most compelling destinations. 

GPS prompts the app to deliver spoken descriptions and stories of the scenery and sights just outside your car window.

No more thumbing through guidebooks or fumbling for maps. You see a sight and wonder, “What’s that?” Just then, Just Ahead tells you what you’re seeing!


• Works Offline •
Audio guides and built-in maps don’t need an Internet connection or a mobile phone signal. 

• More Points of Interest •
Just Ahead tour guides contain more points of interest and stories than any other audio travel guides. 

• Inside Information •
Each guide is written by an expert author and spoken by a professional narrator. You simply drive, while Just Ahead informs and entertains you. 

• Great Stories •
The scenery comes alive: notes on wildlife, geology, flora, history, people. 

• Easy to Use •
Just Ahead audio tour guides play automatically. Just turn on the app and begin driving—it talks whenever there’s something informative or entertaining to say!

• Helpful Suggested Directions • 
Just Ahead guides you to and from your destination. It tells you why you should turn or not, what you should do after a turn, and recommends the best direction to take.

• Family Friendly •
Just Ahead audio guides create shared experiences, conversations, and memories that will last a lifetime. 

Audio tour guides are available as in-app purchases and range from FREE–$19.99. Each guide includes a full-function free trial and free updates.


Yosemite National Park, California
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming and Montana
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming 
Zion National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Death Valley National Park, California
Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
Arches and Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
Black Hills and Mount Rushmore, South Dakota
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Big Bend National Park, Texas

Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

What’s New

Version 3.2.2

- Continued quality improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
311 Ratings

311 Ratings

Terri Gottenbos ,

The BEST Travel Companion

If you are traveling the Parks this App is a must. It works regardless of cell service. I love it. Tells you so many wonderful bits of information, trivia, history, geography, geology, all about the animals and wildlife and the natives that used to live in different locations. It tells you to turn off at places you would’ve never thought to turn off. We have seen things I can’t even begin to tell you because of this out. But what I love most is, I am normally the one with my head buried in a book reading directions and looking at where we should turn. All the while missing so much that is going by. This app allows you just to keep looking around and listening as it goes. It’s wonderful. You never miss a thing. We first used it in Yellowstone, and I kept thinking about how much I would’ve missed if I had not had this out. I was able to look up the whole time. Just a head is the best. The only reason I didn’t give it a five star, was there some things that you have to pull over and stop for it to play. I would love to go back and re-listened to those pieces of information at a later time. But you can’t do it unless you’re in the park at those locations and stopped. I wish they had a way for us to re-listen to those also. It’s definitely worth buying the annual subscription. Would love to see them add more locations.

Developer Response ,

Terri, The only reason we make you stop is that there is not enough time to listen to those stories on the road.

kvartanian ,

Highly recommended

We used this app during a trip to Yosemite in the summer of 2022 and it was fantastic! Not only did it provide us with excellent and interesting information but the best photo I took the entire week was due solely to the information provided in the app (when you hear that one of Ansel Adams favorite spots to photograph Yosemite is “just ahead”…it’s worth a stop). I wish I could give it 10 stars as it’s like taking a private tour with a park ranger but even better because it has practical information too (for example, it told us where the gas stations are which is super helpful when you have no bars). My only advice to users is to download it before you go and get the tour you want loaded. We were surprised how little internet access we had even outside of the park. Heading to Joshua Tree next and I know this app will significantly add to the experience. To the awesome app creators….please consider adding Glacier or a “coming soon” list to the app. Thank you for helping us make memories my family will cherish for years to come.

radfam travels ,

Absolutely the best travel app!

We tried the free version while on a trip to Big Bend in March and quickly purchased the full subscription for all parks. The information is so well presented and was exactly in sync with our locations. It was so much easier to just sit back, drive, and listen to what we were seeing instead of trying to read it in a guide book or other written source. We learned many interesting facts about the geology, history, flora and fauna and many other details of the parks. In addition the app worked outside the parks and made us aware of interesting sites we would have missed as we travelled between parks. We are amazed at how well it works in areas where there is no cellular data. We enjoyed it in Bryce, Zion and Petrified Forest on that same trip. In between areas we would listen to the previews (general info that is not GPS sinced)of the other parks on the app and got excited to plan trips to those parks in the future. We wish it covered the whole United States. Kudos to the creators for making this app!

App Privacy

The developer, Just Ahead, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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