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.
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, …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.