There are a total of 62 national parks in the US, each unique in its own way. The guides below will help you plan your trip with information on the best time to visit, where to stay, amenities in the park, the best hikes, and more tips for visiting the park.
If you are planning to visit several national parks in one year, you should purchase the America the Beautiful Annual Pass. At $80, it is valid for one year and covers entrance fees to over 2,000 federal recreation sites including National Parks, National Monuments, and National Forests. As most National Parks cost $20-$30, this is a great pass to take advantage of. You can purchase the pass at any US National Park and some National Monuments and Forests. You can refer to this list of all the federal recreation sites where you should be able to purchase a pass. The pass allows two people to sign the back who are the official pass holders. Many National Parks will ask to see your ID to ensure that you are the pass owner.
The United States has 59 incredible national parks. You have probably heard of the popular Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Rocky Mountain, and Yellowstone. Not far from all these well known national parks are breathtaking parks that are often missed. After spending
A day trip to Channel Islands National Park, Santa Cruz Island, is the perfect getaway from work. Channel Islands National Park is located off the coast of California and is made up of five islands: Anacapa Island, Santa Cruz Island,
Yellowstone National Park is a unique national park that protects an area where large volcanic eruptions happened with the latest an estimated 631,000 years ago. The park has diverse wildlife including bison, wolves, bighorn, elk, grizzly bears, black bears, and
Arches National Park has over 2,000 documented arches. The arches were created by water, ice, extreme temperatures, and underground salt movement. Arches National Park is located in Southeast Utah, about 5 miles from Moab. The best time to go to Arches
Offering incredible canyon views, Canyonlands National Park makes you feel like you are on a different planet. The canyons were formed by millions of years of erosion of sedimentary rock. The Green River and Colorado River carved into the rock
Joshua Tree National Park Weekend Getaway Joshua Tree National Park offers a perfect weekend getaway to hike, rock climb, boulder, and enjoy the Mojave Desert and the funny looking trees. The north part of the park is where the largest concentration