US National Parks Travel Guide

Explore Your Parks

Park Locator, Alphabet, States

The United States is fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful parks to visit such as National Parks. Putting it all together, there are over 390 sites that the National Park Service maintains. To top that off, there are hundreds of sites by the Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management and so much more! Whether you are on the west coast, the east coast, in the rockies or located in the midwest, there are more than enough opportunities to get outdoors and enjoy one of these magnificent parks. Finding a park is easy. You can find a park through our Park Locator pages, by alphabet and find them on the map above (more will show up as you zoom in). Parks offer everything from wonderful hiking trails, photography and wildlife viewing opportunities, to stargazing or even boating. There is so much to do at any one of these parks and it's a fantastic way to spend time with the family. Great for all ages, educational and most of all, the serenity of parks makes for a very relaxing experience.

Yellowstone National Park

Road Trip Planning

The Grand Circle, East Coast & Smokies, Northern California Road Trip, Yellowstone & Arches, See Them All

Looking to plan a scenic trip in the US? Our pre-planned road trip suggestions take you through some of America's most stunning national parks. Our road trips are designed to help you put together your own route. Load up the car and start exploring by taking a vacation to one of these amazing destinations! See parks like Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Grand Canyon National Park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Shenandoah National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Assateague Island National Seashore, Redwood National and State Parks, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument and more!

Activities in the US National Parks and Monuments

Activities

Hiking, Backpacking, Climbing, Wildlife Viewing, Rafting & Paddling, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, More Activities

Exploring the US National Parks can be done a multitude of ways. Whether it be by half day hikes to multi-day backpacking trips or by rafting, floating or paddling down a river, climbing some of the most extreme challenges on earth like Half Dome or El Capitan, by experiencing some of the best wildlife viewing experiences in the world... there's something for everyone.

Shop Gear for Your National Parks Adventure

Shop Outdoor Gear

Hike & Camp, Men's Apparel, Women's Apparel, Footwear, Ski, Snowboard Climb, Snowshoe, Bike

Search our Outdoor Gear Store for anything from camping tents, fleece apparel, hiking boots, backpacking packs, water filtration and more. No matter who you are shopping for, we have something for every outdoor enthusiast.

National Park Lodging

National Park Lodging

Featured Destinations: Estes Park, CO, Bar Harbor, ME, Moab, UT, Crested Butte, CO

From the Bryce Canyon Lodge or the Majestic Yosemite Hotel to staying in West Yellowstone, Montana and Jackson, Wyoming or Moab, Utah, discover the many options for staying in or near a National Park.

Nature and Wildlife

Nature & Wildlife

Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians

Are you interested in viewing wildlife during your next outdoors adventure? Here a couple great ideas if wildlife viewing is top on your list for your next trip.

Yellowstone National Park

Featured National Parks

Rocky Mountain National Park, Arches National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Zion National Park, All National Parks

Explore the Fall colors of the aspens in Rocky Mountain National Park, visit Yellowstone during quieter visitation times, explore Zion National Park or let your adventure take you to Arches National Park. These are the featured parks of October! Can't make it to any of these parks? Never fear, find your park using our park locator pages.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Featured: Utah

Canyonlands National Park, Arches National Park, Capitol Reef, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, More States

Utah is world famous for being host to some of the United State's most spectacular scenery. Some of the most stunning National Parks are home to the beautiful state of Utah.

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October's Featured Park
Arches National Park is known for its' remarkable natural red sandstone arches. With over 2,000 catalogued arches that range in size from a three-foot opening, to Landscape Arch which measures 306 feet from base to base, the park offers the largest concentration of natural arches in the world.
October's Animal
Most commonly found in the tundra of Rocky Mountain National Park, the pika is a close relative of the rabbits and hares, with two upper incisors on each side of the jaw, one behind the other. Being rock-gray in color, pikas are seldom seen until their shrill, metallic call reveals their presence.