US National Parks Travel Guide

Explore Your Parks

Park Locator, Alphabet

Ready to explore the National Parks of the United States? The U.S. is fortunate to have an abundance of beautiful parks to explore. Putting it all together, there are over 390 sites that the US National Park Service maintains from National Parks, National Monuments, Seashores, Battlefields and more. 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. Discovering a park is easy. You can explore a park through our Find Your Park pages, by alphabet and find them on the map above. Parks offer everything from wonderful hiking trails, photography and wildlife viewing opportunities, to stargazing or even boating and climbing. 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 and rewarding 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, Men's Footwear, Women's 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

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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Featured Park
Rising above a scene rich with extraordinary wildlife, pristine lakes, and alpine terrain, the Teton Range stands monument to the people who fought to protect it. These are mountains of the imagination. Mountains that led to the creation of Grand Teton National Park where you can explore over two hundred miles of trails, float the Snake River or enjoy the serenity of this remarkable place.
Featured Wildlife
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