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National & State Parks

Experience All 59 National Parks!Best National Parks

When it comes to driving the nation, some of the best sights to behold are our national parks. From the epic Grand Canyon to Acadia in Maine, the national parks each have something special to offer. The guides on our blog to the national parks offer suggestions for the best hikes, scenic drives, and activities at the parks, along with information on where to stay nearby. As the 100th anniversary of the national park system approaches, there’s no better time to discover the wonders the parks hold.

See America on These 5 Horseback Riding Tours
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See America on These 5 Horseback Riding Tours

 

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

There’s no better place to explore on horseback than Wyoming, home to modern day cowboys. Jackson Hole is located just outside of Grand Teton National Park, …
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Capitol Reef National Park
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Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park is the least-known national park of Utah but is well worth a visit. Geologists place some of the exposed layers in the rock formations at 270 million years old, while younger layers of rock are dated to 80 million years old.  Read More

Utah’s National Parks
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Utah’s National Parks

Arches National Park There are more than 2,000 natural red rock arches within Arches National Park. Visit to see some of these spectacular rock formations, including Landscape Arch (the …
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Bryce Canyon National Park
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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon is a favorite among Utah’s National Parks. The hoodoos (those red rock formations that look like bumpy spires) are beautiful year-round but seem especially magical with a light dusting of snow. Like Utah’s other national parks, the red rocks in Bryce Canyon seem to be on fire at sunrise and sunset, when the light makes the colors particularly vibrant. Read More

Canyonlands National Park
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Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park is so large that it’s separated into three distinct districts: Island in the Sky, The Maze, and Needles.
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Zion National Park
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Zion National Park

When visiting Zion National Park it’s clear that the early settlers thought of the park as a spiritual place; many of the most impressive sights have names with religious meanings, and it’s easy to understand why. Zion Nation Park is incredibly beautiful.
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Arches National Park
3 years ago

Arches National Park

Known for the iconic Delicate Arch (most commonly seen on Utah state license plates), Arches National Park is home to 2,000 arches and counting. You see, with 76,500+ acres of land within the park, new arches are discovered frequently. Plus, arches like these are formed through erosion caused by wind and water – that means more arches will continue to appear and grow larger. Read More

401 National Parks Are FREE This Weekend
3 years ago

401 National Parks Are FREE This Weekend

In honor of National Park Week (April 19 – 27), the National Park Service has declared free admission this weekend, April 19 & 20, 2014.

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Best National Parks

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National Parks Blog

The Drive The Nation blog places a special emphasis on America’s national parks, because no other natural attractions in the U.S. match their beauty and splendor. Outdoor adventurers, wildlife lovers and other travelers alike love to explore these amazing places. National parks make perfect road trip destinations because they are cost-effective (an annual pass to 300+ parks for the whole carload costs about $80), educational, and simply stunning. Begin your journey to the national parks with our helpful blog articles.