Caprock Coulee Trail Hike TRNP

How to Hike the Caprock Coulee Trail | Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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The Caprock Coulee Trail is often described as one of the best hikes in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. From this trail, you get some of the best views over the Little Missouri River and wildlife sightings are common from the trail. If you have plans to visit the North Unit and are looking for a great hike to do, put …

Savage Alpine Trail Denali

How to Hike the Savage Alpine Trail in Denali National Park

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If you want sweeping views of Denali National Park, and a great view of Denali without venturing too far into the park, put the Savage Alpine Trail on your to-do list. This is one of our favorite hikes in Denali National Park & Preserve. On a clear day, you can see Denali from the high points of this hiking trail. …

South Unit TRNP

Complete Guide to the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park

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Theodore Roosevelt National Park is made up of three separate units: the South Unit, the North Unit, and the Elkhorn Ranch Unit. The South Unit is the most commonly visited area of the national park, mainly due to its convenient location on Interstate 94. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in the South Unit of Theodore …

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone: Things to Know Before You Go

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The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is one of Yellowstone National Park’s top attractions. With two rims to visit, multiple viewpoints, and several hiking trails, there is a lot to do here. In this guide, we share the best things to do at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone with tips to help you plan your time.   Interesting Facts …

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Ekblom Trail and Big Plateau Loop: The Complete Hiking Guide

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The Ekblom Trail and Big Plateau Loop is one of the best hikes to do in Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Along this hike, you have numerous chances to spot wildlife, gaze out across the grasslands and colorful badlands, and get up close to the Little Missouri River. When we did this, we saw mule deer, two coyotes, a feral horse, …

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Beartooth Highway: Things to Do, Map, Photos & Travel Tips

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Beartooth Highway is a 68-mile road that runs along the border of Montana and Wyoming, connecting the towns of Red Lodge and Cooke City. It is one of the most scenic drives in the USA. This drive is absolutely spectacular. Along Beartooth Highway, you will travel through several national forests, view the tallest peaks in Montana, see numerous alpine lakes, …

Denali Park Road

Denali Park Road Travel Guide: Things to Do, Map, Photos, Itineraries

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There is only one road that leads into Denali National Park and that would be Denali Park Road. Stretching 92 miles, this road leads to stunning viewpoints, scenic lakes, and numerous hiking trails and campsites. Along the drive, you have the chance to spot all of Alaska’s Big 5, not to mention big views of Denali. If you plan to …

Kauai Hike

How to Hike the Nu’alolo Trail and Awa’awapuhi Trail Loop | Kauai, Hawaii

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Located in Kokee State Park in Kauai, the Nu’alolo Trail and the Awa’awapuhi Trail are two separate trails that head out along the ridgelines of the Na Pali Coast. From the endpoint of each of these trails, you get spectacular views of the coastline. You can hike each trail separately or combine them into one big day hike, by connecting …

Acadia Itinerary Photo

The Perfect Acadia National Park Itinerary

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With its beaches, coastal views, short hiking trails, and scenic drives, Acadia National Park is a joy to visit. Just outside of the park is Bar Harbor, a charming town filled with hotels and inns, restaurants and shops. Acadia National Park makes an excellent weekend getaway or a quick visit while road tripping through New England. In this Acadia National …

Kauai

20 Best Things to Do in Kauai, Hawaii

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Kauai, also called the “Garden Isle,” is our favorite of the Hawaiian Islands. With its waterfalls, beautiful beaches, tropical resorts, and stunning coastlines, Kauai is pure paradise. In this guide, we cover the best things to do in Kauai with tips to have the best experience. Currently, there are travel restrictions in place to visit Hawaii. Click here for the …

McKinley Bar Trail

How to Hike the McKinley Bar Trail in Denali National Park

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The McKinley Bar Trail is a great add-on to a Denali Park Road backcountry adventure. Hiking through a beautiful landscape of streams, marshes, and spruce trees makes this hike enjoyable even on a cloudy day. And on a clear day you will also be treated with specular views of Denali and the Alaskan Range. The McKinley Bar Trail is an …

Diamond Head Hike

Diamond Head Summit Trail, Oahu | Things to Know Before You Go

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The Diamond Head Summit Trail in Oahu is one of Hawaii’s most popular hikes. This short, steep trail takes hikers up to a spectacular viewpoint of Waikiki Beach. We have hiked a lot of trails around the world and this was the most crowded, congested trail we have seen yet. If you are looking for a quiet, secluded trail in …

Road to Hana Coast

Road to Hana: Best Things to Do, Map, Photos & is It Worth It?

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The Road to Hana is often listed as one of the best things to do in Maui. This scenic drive attracts hundreds of visitors a day…but is the Road to Hana really worth it? As you plan your trip to Hawaii, you will read other posts and guides that rave about how wonderful the Road to Hana is. This is …

Top 10 Hikes in Denali

Top 10 Hikes in Denali National Park & Preserve

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Looking for a great hike to do in Denali National Park? You have a lot to choose from. The National Park Service website lists 20 hikes in Denali National Park. These trails are scattered throughout the park and range in distance and difficulty. We hiked a majority of these trails and we have a lot of information, and photos, to …

Exit Glacier

Ice Climbing on the Exit Glacier | Kenai Fjords National Park

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Are you looking for an adventure to add to your Alaskan itinerary? How about ice climbing on the Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park? This experience, from start to finish, is a blast. The day starts off with a short but tough hike up a portion of the Harding Icefield Trail. Once at the Exit Glacier, you will put …

Doors Off Helicopter Kauai Photo

Doors Off Helicopter Tour of Kauai: Everything You Need to Know

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A doors off helicopter tour of Kauai is a thrilling experience. To see this gorgeous island from the sky is one of the best experiences to have in Kauai, if not all of Hawaii. On a helicopter tour of Kauai, you will fly over countless waterfalls, peer down at beaches and small towns on the island, soar over Waimea Canyon, …

Seward Highway

Driving the Seward Highway: Best Things to Do, Map, & Photos

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The drive on Seward Highway is beautiful, an attraction in itself. Along the way you can gaze across the Turnagain Arm, ride a cable car up into the Chugach Mountains, admire beautiful turquoise lakes with mountain reflections in them, hike to a waterfall in a picturesque setting, and so much more. There are so many things to do that you’ll …

Best Things to Do in Katmai

8 Amazing Things to Do in Katmai National Park & Preserve

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Katmai National Park & Preserve is a land of brown bears and volcanoes. It is wild, rugged, and remote and one of our favorite national parks. This national park is one of the best in the US for wildlife viewing. Every summer, brown bears head to the rivers, to feed on salmon. Brooks Falls is one of the best spots …

Brooks Falls

Complete Guide to Brooks Falls Trail & Viewing Platforms | Katmai National Park

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Brooks Falls is one of the best places in Katmai National Park to view brown bears. Every July, when the salmon make their annual run, this part of the Brooks River is packed with bears, making it one of the best wildlife viewing experiences in the US national parks. In this guide, learn how to visit Brooks Falls, how to …

Haleakala National Park

13 Amazing Things to Do in Haleakala National Park

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Haleakala National Park is named for Haleakala, the massive volcano that forms the eastern part of Maui. Watching the sunrise above the clouds and hiking into the crater are two of the best things to do in Haleakala National Park, but there is more to this park than visiting the summit of a volcano. You can also visit the lush …