Getaway Compass

National Parks

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.

Salt Flats in Death Valley

The Ultimate Weekend in Death Valley National Park

Facebook-f Instagram Pinterest Death Valley National Park is the hottest place on earth and the lowest elevation in North America. The extreme conditions of the park made for unique natural wonders to explore including the salt flats, badlands, canyons, waterfalls,

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Maroon Bells Hike

10-Day Colorado Road Trip Itinerary

Colorado is a beautiful state with tall peaks, incredible lakes, and four unique national parks. The best way to see the highlights of Colorado is to embark on an ultimate Colorado road trip. This 10-Day Colorado Road Trip Itinerary will

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Grand Prismatic Spring

Yellowstone National Park Weekend Itinerary

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

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Lake Haiyaha Rocky Mountain

Weekend in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park is a beautiful park with 14,000 ft peaks, picture perfect lakes, waterfalls, and endless hiking trails. Two days is a great amount of time to see the highlights of the park and will allow you to

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Delicate Arch at Arches National Park

Best Hikes in Arches National Park

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

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Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park Weekend Getaway

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

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Haelakala National park

Haleakala National Park Guide

Haleakala National Park in Maui, Hawaii is composed of Haleakala Crater at the Summit District and the Kīpahulu District on the eastern coast. These districts are very different while both offering incredible views and experiences. Fee: $25 valid for 3

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