National Park Trips: Gaze at a Geyser, Marvel at a Moose
BERKELEY, CA (2007) Since launching its first bike trip in Death Valley National Park in 1979, Backroads has learned that the best way to see the U.S. national parks is to experience them actively. And Backroads offers more activities, more flexibility and more park itineraries (15!) than any other active tour operator.
Backroads selects the perfect blend of activities in each national park to showcase its natural attractions. It might be biking, walking & hiking or a combination. Or, perhaps the best vantage point is by raft or kayak. Whether traveling solo, as a couple or with family, Backroads offers the perfect way to explore these national treasures.
From the unspoiled beauty of Alaska's Denali National Park and Kenai Peninsula to the dramatic grandeur of Volcano National Park in Hawaii and Yosemite and Death Valley in California, the West is abundant in world-class active vacation opportunitiesand Backroads has captured the best.
Utah and Arizona abound with active options for exploring Bryce, Zion and the Grand Canyon, where ever-changing orange, amber and red sandstone always dazzles. As on all Backroads trips, travelers can hike and bike long miles or just a few, with the support van always close by. Overnights are spent on canyon rims in historic park lodges or camping in spectacular settings.
In Montana's Glacier National Park, travelers can opt for a biking, hiking or multisport trip amid vast acres of pristine wilderness, where black bears, bald eagles and bighorn sheep play. In Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park, the landscape erupts in thundering geysers and bubbling pools, while the rugged wilderness of nearby Grand Teton National Park is dotted with sapphire-blue lakes cradled by lodgepole pines.
Maine's Acadia National Park is a unique and idyllic setting on Mount Desert Island. With 120 miles of hiking trails and 45 miles of historic car-free carriage roads (commissioned by John D. Rockefeller Jr.) there's no lack of routes to explore by bike, on foot or from a sea kayak on Penobscot Bay.
For More Information on These and Other Backroads Itineraries
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