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Best Shenandoah National Park Camping & Hikes

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Only 75 miles from Washington D.C., Shenandoah is a long and narrow national park that protects part of the northern Blue Ridge Mountains. Visitors come for scenic driving tours, mountain-top hiking, gushing waterfalls, seasonal wildflowers, and fall colors. The best-known feature is the 105-mile Shenandoah Skyline Drive, which roughly follows the centerline of the park … Read more

Best National Parks on the East Coast You Must See!

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When it comes to U.S. national parks, most people think more about the West than the East Coast. Rightfully so, the American West is home to some of the nation’s best-known national parks, including Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, Utah’s Mighty 5, and the ten parks of the Grand Circle. But the East Coast states are … Read more

Best Camping & Hiking in Grand Teton!

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Known for stunning mountain scenery, Grand Teton National Park has one of the most recognizable landscapes in the U.S. If you’re headed to nearby Yellowstone, or other parts of Wyoming, then definitely consider stopping for some stellar views, and maybe even some Grand Teton camping and hiking. The park protects the major peaks of the … Read more

Joshua Tree Best Hikes & Glamping Southern California!

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Known for massive boulder formations, stands of iconic Joshua trees, and pristine desert scenery, Joshua Tree National Park is one of the more unique national park experiences. Located near Palm Springs in Southern California, the park protects portions of two famous deserts, the Mojave and the Colorado. The park is named for the native Joshua … Read more

Ultimate National Parks Road Trip: The Grand Circle!

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Have you ever considered taking an epic multi-week road trip to a ton of national parks? If so, chances are you’ve heard that the Southwest U.S. offers some of the country’s most dramatic and adventurous spots. But did you know there is an informal collection of ten amazing national parks that make a perfect itinerary … Read more

Why Mesa Verde Cliff Dwelling is a Must See in Colorado!

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If you’re considering southwestern Colorado for vacation, Mesa Verde National Park protects some of the best-preserved and most impressive Ancestral Puebloan ruins in the United States. Within the park’s 82 square miles, there are over 5,000 known archaeological sites. These include around 600 cliff dwellings plus mesa-top sites like pit houses, pueblos, masonry towers, and … Read more

Black Canyon in Colorado in the Fall | Top Places to Visit

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, located near the town of Montrose in western Colorado, has an ominous name. The park protects 12 miles of a stunning 48-mile gorge of the Gunnison River. In parts of the park, this gorge is over 2000 feet deep and so narrow that sunlight only reaches certain lower … Read more

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