Voyageurs National Park is one of the National Park System’s hidden gems in northern Minnesota. The highlight of this gorgeous park is the 84,000 acres of lakes and waterways that offer endless opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, birdwatching, and boating during the summer months and snowmobiling all winter long.
Showcasing some of the most iconic scenery that the southwestern portion of the nation has to offer. Canyonlands National Park offers visitors easy access to the various ancient rock formations, from the deep canyons to the towering buttes there’s plenty of space to explore this unique and pristine national park.
Sitting on the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park stand’s as a protector of some of the most unique geographical, biological, and cultural landscapes of not only the islands but the entire world. It encompasses not one, but two of the world’s most active volcanoes.
Enjoy stunning views of the Cascade Mountains, also known as the “American Alps,” in North Cascades National Park. Choose between 400 miles of trails, kayak on freshwater lakes, and catch a glimpse of wildlife like grizzly bears and bobcats. Bring your bicycle and ride along the scenic North Cascades Highway.
From astounding ancient glaciers to the vast amount of open ocean waters, Glacier Bay National Park stands as one of the most beautiful and rugged national parks found anywhere in the 50 states. Visitors can expect to see not only dazzling natural landscapes but also a plethora of wildlife and sea life.
The 26th US president, Theodore Roosevelt brought popularity to the Badlands of North Dakota as he was a rancher at Elkhorn Ranch, now a part of the national park. The park has 100 miles of trails, 3 visitors centers, and 80 miles of scenic driving through the Badlands viewing Bison and wild horses roam freely.
One of the most unique and special national parks across the United States, located deep in southern New Mexico, White Sands National Park stands as the world’s largest gypsum dune field. Visitors to this park can enjoy activities such as camping, hiking, horseback riding and much more.
Denali National Park is surrounded by snowcapped mountains, vast glacial terrain, wild rivers, and amazing wildlife, including rare brown bears, making it a bucket list travel destination. In this guide, we will cover everything from the park’s historic background to the main, must-see attractions.
In Mesa Verde National Park, the wilderness and history of the American Southwest are front and center. The Puebloan cliff dwellings are the best preserved in the United States. Plus, the incredible back-country and guided tours make Mesa Verde a must-visit for anyone interested in Native American history, geography, survival skills, and much more.
Mammoth Cave National Park is in the south-central area of Kentucky in the United States. It is open year-round and offers camping, hiking, and cave tour options for groups visiting the park. The park is most well-known for having the world's longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles of explored caverns.
Visiting Lake Clark National Park can be the trip of a lifetime. The snow-topped volcanoes and mountains alongside the water are a sight that makes even seasoned photographers gasp. Fat tire biking, salmon fishing, rafting, and bear watching make Lake Clark one of the most exciting parks in the country. Finally, campers may get to see the amazing northern lights.
At 14,411 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier towers above Washington state as an iconic landmark and breathtaking view. There is a sense of danger as visitors look from the distance upon this largest active volcano in the United States, but fear is quickly outweighed by its snow-covered majesty.
Redwoods National and State Parks includes 139,000 acres of land, 37 miles of coastline, the Smith river and Klamath river, four visitor centers, campgrounds, and over 200 miles of hiking trails in the designated national park and three state parks. 45% of the worlds remaining coastal redwoods are in the park.
Whether you decide to kayak on beautiful Juniper Lake in the summertime or ski down the spectacular peak slopes in winter, Lassen Volcanic National Park has opportunities to enjoy the outdoors any time of the year. Bring sturdy shoes and take a scenic horseback ride you’ll never forget!
Sandwiched between some of the most famous and pristine national parks that can be found across the United States, Kings Canyon National Park stands as a crown jewel among them. From the breathtaking mountains and valleys, to the ancient groves of sequoia trees there is something for everyone who visits.
Tucked deep between Los Angeles and San Francisco, Pinnacles National Park contains a number of landscape features unique to the park. Visitors can explore rare caves, oak woodlands, and majestic canyon bottoms and expect to see wildlife such as peregrine falcons, golden eagles, and even the California condor.
Saguaro National Park is a desert paradise separated into two distinct districts. Each of the two, the Tucson Mountain District and the Rincon Mountain District, are located about 10 miles east and west of Tucson. Saguaro National Park contains hiking trails, backcountry campsites, and two visitor centers.
Shenandoah National Park is one of the largest national parks located within the eastern United States. Every year visitors flock to the park to take in views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the waterfalls that are located within the park. The park also contains several campgrounds and hiking trails.
Imaginations cannot comprehend the awe of standing at the foot of a giant sequoia. You must see it for yourself. Standing beneath one of these 1500+ year old beauties and looking up towards the treetops that hang 300 feet above is a feast for your senses that must be delighted in at least once in a lifetime.
Kenai Fjords National Park is located on the Kenai Peninsula 126 miles south of Anchorage. The park is famous for fjords, the massive Harding Icefield, hiking trails, backcountry hiking, a campground, wildlife viewing opportunities, and over 545 miles of coastline to explore via kayak or boat tours.