Anyone who has even been remotely close to Death Valley, flown over it in a plane, or driven through it knows that it’s the closest thing we’ll come to seeing a true wasteland, especially the U.S. It’s unbearably hot, reaching 115-120 degrees 5 months out of the year, and there’s no sign of human life from the main road. Looks are deceiving, however, because a lot of people call Death Valley home.
Don’t let the name scare you off! Death Valley is one of the largest national parks in North America, and has one of the most adventurous histories in the West. From iconic Wild West stories and movie backdrops to its picturesque desert landscape, Death Valley is definitely worth the visit.
Ouray, Colorado is the official Outdoor Recreation Capital of Colorado. Located in southwestern Colorado, Ouray attracts thousands of visitors every year who are in search of adventurous experiences. There are so many things to do year-round, so regardless of season or reason, Ouray is the perfect versatile destination. This city is great for weekend getaways, honeymoons, and summer family vacations, so get started on planning your trip to Ouray!
(photo: Reinhard Schön)
Scenic drives are such a treat. Whether in a convertible or with the windows down there’s just something freeing about feeling the hugs of a curve and the wind through your hair. The US has many scenic drives, and of these the Million Dollar Highway or Highway to Hell is one of the most famous. Take a ride with us today to learn more about this incredible, and sometimes insane, route.
Great Sand Dunes National Park, located in south Colorado, attracts millions of visitors every year. Aside from hosting the tallest sand dunes in North America, the Great Sand Dunes provide plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking, sandboarding, photography, and night sky viewing.
Gates of the Arctic National Park is a haven for travelers who are looking for solitude. Located in northern Alaska, Gates of the Arctic is where photographers, climbers, and explorers alike capture iconic and picturesque scenes. You’ve probably already seen a picture of Gates of the Arctic in a magazine without even knowing it.
Guadalupe Mountains National Park is known worldwide for its breathtaking sights and Texas’ highest summit, Guadalupe Peak. Hikers and campers travel from all over the world to see this beautiful national park in western Texas. Whether you’re planning a trip to Guadalupe to rest or take part in high-energy activities, a little bit of planning can go a long way. Keep reading to learn about the best ways to prepare for your upcoming trip to Guadalupe Mountains National Park.
The North Cascades National Park is truly a unique experience for anyone looking to explore some of Northern Washington’s beautiful landscape. With glaciers, steep mountains, valleys, waterfalls and more there’s no shortage of views to take your breath away.
It’s one of the most renowned and visited of all the National Parks and with good reason. Read on to find out more!
Kobuk Valley National Park is definitely a one-of-a-kind experience; with no roads, highways, trails, or campgrounds for hundreds of miles around, you’re in for a truly non-traditional backcountry trip.
In addition to endangered wildlife and sights that not many travelers have had the privilege of seeing, Kobuk Valley’s attractions and activities are 100% worth visiting. Keep reading to find out why!
Aside from having its own song, its own chapter in history textbooks, and its own culture and folklore, Shenandoah National Park is easily one of the most recognizable and well-known national parks in the U.S.