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Spring is a special time to spend in the national parks. During this season the temperatures are starting to get warmer and life returns to the area. Wildlife comes out of hibernation becomes more active as spring begins to bloom in the parks. Most parks begin to reopen during the spring after limited access during the winter months. The best part, flowers begin to bloom in fields and along the hiking trails. Here are the 23 Best USA National Parks to Visit in the Spring. What to Pack for a Spring National Park Trip America the Beautiful National Parks Pass: If you intend to visit more than 3 National Park…
What is your first thought when I say Texas? Is it oil and gas derricks as fair as the eye can see or a rolling plain occupied by cattle and dotted with small towns? Those images are correct when you think of east Texas. Head out to West Texas between the border of Mexico and New Mexico and you will find something special. Desert mountain ranges occupy this landscape creating a unique mix of river valley, desert and mountain ecosystems. Big Bend National Park was established to protect this scenic area. Here is my guide to spending a week exploring Big Bend National Park. Disclaimer: Thank you to Visit Big Bend for…
There is no shortage of hiking trails in the National Parks. There are more than 21,000 miles of hiking trail spread across 419 National Park Service Units. Some hikes are short boardwalks and others are long-distance hiking trails There is a park and trail for every hiking skill level. Not every hiker wants to head into the wilderness and spend the night. So I asked a few of my fellow travel bloggers and national park lovers to share their favorite National Park Day Hike to create a giant bucket list of days hikes for you to explore. Each of these hikes is between 5-18 miles long and takes between 3-12…
Big Bend National Park is a hidden gem along the United States / Mexico border. This massive park is a diverse mix of desert, mountains, and rivers. It is a geological wonder that charts the movements of tectonic plates like no other national park. The park is home to the tail ends of both the Appalachian Mountains and the Rocky Mountains and been further shaped by volcanos and rivers. The park is covered with the diverse plant life of the Chihuahuan Desert, Chisos Mountain range, Rio Grande River valley. Get a jump on exploring the park by camping in Big Bend National Park. Here is everything you need to know…
Fall is a wonderful time to spend in the national parks. The weather is slowly changing from the heat of summer to the cool of winter. I always feel like the parks come back to life. The wildlife is more active with their last-minute winter preparations. This year’s babies are starting to find their place in the world and are a little more active and ready to explore their environment. Best of all, the colors start to change. Here are the 11 Best National Parks to Visit in the Fall. Best National Parks for Fall Best National Parks for a Fall Getaway Denali National Park and Preserve Best Time to…
Looking for 2021’s Best National Parks to Visit? 2019 is almost upon us. It is time to start thinking about your national park adventures for the next year. With 418 National Park Service units to choose from, there are a lot of options. They range from massive parks that are several million acres to small historical sites honoring important people and events in United States history. We have gone thru the complete list of national parks and picked a few of our favorites or are on our own visit wishlist. Our list of national parks you should visit included a range of parks across the United States and showcase the best…
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