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National Parks of the USA
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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - California

Yosemite offers many things to do for all ages: camping, hiking, backpacking, tours, ranger and insterpretive programs, art and photography, biking, birdwatching, fishing, horsebackriding, rock climbing, water activities, volunteering and winter sports! You can enjoy Yosemite all year round.

For planning a visit to Yosemite National Park, visit Yosemite Chic for updated information on hotels, lodging, hiking, and more! This is the busiest National Park in the US.

Yosemite National Park covers nearly 1,200 square miles of mountainous terrain in the Sierra Nevada of California. Yosemite is open all year, though some areas of the park are inaccessible by car from approximately November through May due to snow. You can drive your car into and around Yosemite, though we encourage you to use shuttles in Yosemite Valley.

Sequoia Kings

Sequoia Kings National Park - California

You expect giant trees and huge canyons—and you won't be disappointed. Within these parks, you can experience a spectacular range in elevation from warm foothills to cold alpine peaks. The largest and finest groves of giant sequoias grow at the sometimes snowy mid-elevations, along with extraordinarily diverse plants and animals living in extremely varied conditions. The parks are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Occassionally, winter storms will close roads leading into the parks until they can be plowed.

There are three ways to enter the Sequoia & Kings National Parks. Please visit the NPS website for directions.

Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park - California

Where Two Deserts Meet Two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado, come together in Joshua Tree National Park. A fascinating variety of plants and animals make their homes in a land sculpted by strong winds and occasional torrents of rain. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the wonder of this vast wilderness in southern California. Come explore for yourself.

The park is always open and may be visited anytime of year. Visitation increases as temperatures moderate in the fall, peaks during the spring, and diminishes during the heat of summer. Summer temperatures can get over 100.

Do not rely on GPS directions to navigate to or within Joshua Tree National Park! Vehicle navigation systems sometimes try to route you onto backcountry roads with ruts or soft sand that may be impassable to your vehicle.

You can approach Joshua Tree from Interstate 10 or California Highway 62 (the Twentynine Palms Highway).

Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park - Utah

A forest of stone There is no place like Bryce Canyon. Hoodoos (odd-shaped pillars of rock left standing from the forces of erosion) can be found on every continent, but here is the largest collection of hoodoos in the world! Descriptions fail. Photographs do not do it justice. Bring your sense of wonder and imagination when visiting Bryce Canyon National Park.

The park is open 24 hours per day throughout the year. There may be temporary road closures during and shortly after winter snow storms. Road(s) will stay closed until plowing is completed and conditions are safe for visitor traffic. Road maintenance may require brief closures of individual areas at other times.

4.5 miles south of the intersection of Hwy. 12 & Hwy. 63 OR 1.5 miles inside Bryce Canyon National Park's northern boundary.


Zion National Park - Utah

Utah's First National Park Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. Zion’s unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.

Zion is open every day of the week. Make sure you check the weather before you visit. Summertime is busy and it rains. Zion National Park is located on State Route 9 in Springdale, Utah.

Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park - Arizona

Unique combinations of geologic color and erosional forms decorate a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. Grand Canyon overwhelms our senses through its immense size The South Rim of the park is open all year The North Rim of the park is open for the 2017 Season.

Grand Canyon is in the northwest corner of Arizona, close to the borders of Utah and Nevada.

The Colorado River, which flows through the canyon, drains water from seven states, but the feature we know as Grand Canyon is entirely in Arizona. Most of the Grand Canyon lies within Grand Canyon National Park and is managed by the National Park Service.

The South Rim of the Grand Canyon is Open All Year and is located on the "Arizona" side of the Canyon. The South Rim receives 90% of the park's visitation.

The South Rim has an airport and rail service and is a 90 minute drive from Interstate 40 and the transportation centers of Williams and Flagstaff, Arizona. A larger city with a major airport, Phoenix, Arizona, is also on this side of the canyon, and is approximately a four hour drive.