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The Best National Parks Units That Aren’t National Parks!

Many people dream about going on a road trip to all the best national parks. Just the words national park inspire visions of looming mountain ranges, stunning waterfalls, and unparalleled scenery. Across the United States, there are currently 63 places designated as national parks. Each is part of a system once called America’s best idea … Read more

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4 Stunning National Parks in Colorado Will Blow Your Mind!

Thinking about Colorado for vacation? If you love national parks, this is definitely a top state to visit. With a total of 12 NPS units, Colorado has plenty of adventures to discover. Most of the attention is rightfully focused on the state’s flagship, Rocky Mountain National Park, with its dramatic alpine views, pristine lakes, and … Read more

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Best Camping & Hiking in Smoky Mountains National Park

Stradling the Tennessee-North Carolina state line, Great Smoky Mountains National Park protects some of the most pristine forests, tallest waterfalls, and highest peaks in the Appalachians. Here you’ll find hundreds of miles of amazing hiking trails winding through scenic meadows and over granite balds, a regional term for treeless summits. About 72 miles of the … Read more

Kings Canyon Camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Kings Canyon Camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Bordering Sequoia National Park on the north, Kings Canyon is a glacially carved granite river valley with comparable scenery, hiking, and camping to the more famous Yosemite NP. As part of its dramatic scenery, Kings Canyon National Park in California offers looming mountains, tumbling waterfalls, and stands of giant sequoia trees. But for a number … Read more

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Best Hiking & Camping at Yosemite National Park

Gazing up at granite peaks, camping in glacial valleys, and hiking to plummeting waterfalls are just a few of the favorite activities at Yosemite National Park. Regularly touted as one of the most beautiful national parks, Yosemite is most famous for the iconic Half Dome, the sheer-walled El Capitan, and pristine Yosemite Valley. Receiving over … Read more

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Camping Sequoia National Park & Sequoias National Forest

Located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sequoia National Park is home to the largest trees in the world, by volume, and many excellent camping opportunities. Most visitors come to explore a few of the roughly forty different groves of giant sequoias, some of which can be reached by road while others require hiking on easier … Read more

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Top Things to Do in Cuyahoga Valley National Parks Ohio

When most people think about northern Ohio, they typically don’t envision wild places like Cuyahoga Valley National Park, tucked between the cities of Cleveland and Akron. Not far from the shores of Lake Erie, this preserved river valley offers a rugged escape from the urbanized corridors surrounding it. Whether you’re seeking ideas for vacation in … Read more

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Top Things to do in the Rocky Mountain National Park

With stunning mountain views, pristine alpine lakes, and great hiking, Rocky Mountain National Park visit is one of America’s finest. Regularly one of the top-five most popular national parks, an average of 4.5 million people visit every year. Most of these visitors focus on scenic drives, wildlife viewing, and hiking on over 350 miles of … Read more

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Best Place to See Bison in Yellowstone & Other Wildlife

If you love viewing wildlife and visiting national parks, then there’s no better experience than spotting bison in Yellowstone! Of course, the park is not only known for its impressive roaming bison herds but many other animals as well. Grizzly bears and black bears bound through meadows. Moose, elk, and pronghorn graze on tall grasses. … Read more

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Best Shenandoah National Park Camping & Hikes

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