National Park Tours & Active Vacations

Our national park tours feature incredible biking and hiking routes, comfortable lodges and fascinating visits with naturalists, park rangers and local experts. There’s no better way to discover America’s national parks than with Backroads. We’ve been hosting unforgettable national park tours for more than 40 years, and whether we’re hiking in Yosemite, marveling at geysers in Yellowstone or spotting falcons in Maine’s Acadia, these active vacations offer the perfect balance of adventure, attentive service and luxury.

Backroads is the #1 active travel company for national park tours. We draw on our decades of experience to plan the best, off-the-beaten-path routes, dodge the crowd and get you in deep to your destination. Have you ever wanted to trek past lava flows at Hawaii’s Volcanoes National Park or spot bighorn sheep at Glacier National Park? You’re in luck. Join us on one of these active national park tours to see why Backroads is the right choice for an unforgettable adventure.

Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Dolce tempo
Multi-Adventure

Utah's Bryce & Zion Easygoing Multi-Adventure

Dolce Tempo Exploration of National Park Jewels & Canyons

Casual Hotels
Hiking - Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure Tour
Dolce tempo
Multi-Adventure

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons & Montana's Big Sky Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey from Bozeman to Jackson

Casual Hotels
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Alaska's Kenai
Dolce tempo
Multi-Adventure

Alaska's Kenai Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey among Mountains & Glaciers

Casual Hotels
Bright pink flowers in front of a glacier
Dolce tempo
Walking

Alaska's Kenai Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey among National Park Glaciers, Coastline & Wildlife

Casual Hotels
Kayaking Alaska's Kenai Peninsula Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

Alaska's Kenai Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Grandeur - Wildlife, Mountains & Glaciers

Casual Hotels
Hiking - Alaska Walking and Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Alaska's Kenai Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Glaciers, Coastline & Wildlife

Casual Hotels
Arizona Saguaro & Tucson Bikers Riding in Desert
Multi-Adventure

Arizona's Saguaro & Tucson Multi-Adventure Tour - 4-Day Getaway

National Park Adventures in the Sun

Casual Hotels
Bryce & Capitol Reef Walking & Hiking Tour
Multi-Adventure

Bryce & Capitol Reef Multi-Adventure Tour

Utah's Hidden National Parks & Monuments

Casual Hotels
Bryce & Capitol Reef Multi-Adventure Tour
Walking & Hiking

Bryce & Capitol Reef National Parks Walking & Hiking Tour

Journey across Utah's Grand Staircase

Casual Hotels
Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Multi-Adventure Tour - Biker & Trees
Multi-Adventure

California's Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Multi-Adventure Tour

Desert Trails & Iconic National Park Landscapes

Premiere Hotels
Hiking on Backroads Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

California's Palm Springs & Joshua Tree Walking & Hiking Tour - 4-Day Getaway

National Park Wonderland of Rocks & Desert Oases

Premiere Hotels
Easygoing Walking Tour California's Yosemite
Dolce tempo
Walking

California's Yosemite Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey - National Park's Dramatic Half Dome & Waterfalls

Casual Hotels
Yosemite Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

California's Yosemite Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park's Giant Sequoias & Iconic Half Dome

Casual Hotels
Yosemite National Park, Backroads
Walking & Hiking

California's Yosemite Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park's Dramatic Half Dome & Waterfalls

Casual Hotels
Death Valley Bike Tours
Biking

Death Valley Bike Tour - 4-Day Getaway

California's Dramatic Desert

Casual Hotels
Florida Keys Adventure - Key West
Multi-Adventure

Florida Keys Multi-Adventure Tour

Winter Sunshine from Everglades to Key West

Premiere Hotels
Glacier & Waterton Lakes Bike Tour - Bikers by lake
Biking

Glacier & Waterton Lakes Bike Tour

Epic National Park Grandeur in Montana & Alberta

Casual Hotels
Prince of Wales Hotel in Canada
Biking

Glacier to Banff Bike Tour

National Park Journey through Montana & Alberta

Casual Hotels
Log cabin in Great Smoky Mountains
Multi-Adventure

Great Smoky Mountains Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Adventures in Tennessee

Casual Hotels
Kayaking - Hawaii's Big Island Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

Hawaii's Big Island Multi-Adventure Tour

Volcanoes National Park & the Kohala Coast

Premiere Hotels
Maine Bike Tour
Biking

Maine's Acadia Bike Tour

National Park, Bar Harbor & Camden

Premiere Hotels
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Maine's Acadia
Dolce tempo
Multi-Adventure

Maine's Acadia Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey in Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor & Camden

Premiere Hotels
Acadia National Park on Maine's Mount Desert Island
Multi-Adventure

Maine's Acadia Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Adventure in the Northeast

Premiere Hotels
Acadia National Park - Maine Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Maine's Acadia Walking & Hiking Tour

Charming Camden & National Park Adventure

Premiere Hotels
Glacier National Park Multi-Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

Montana's Glacier Multi-Adventure Tour

Epic National Parks in Montana & Alberta

Casual Hotels
Backroads Glacier & Waterton Lakes Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

Montana's Glacier Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventures in the US & Canadian Rockies

Casual Hotels
Bison in Custer State Park, Black Hills, South Dakota
Multi-Adventure

Mount Rushmore & the Black Hills Multi-Adventure Tour - 4-Day Getaway

South Dakota’s Pinnacles & Prairies

Casual Hotels
Blue Ridge & Great Smoky Mountains National Park Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking

North Carolina's Blue Ridge & Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventures in Appalachia

Casual Hotels
Crater Lake Bike Tour Riders Overlooking Lake
Biking

Oregon's Cascades & Crater Lake Bike Tour

Bend, Three Sisters & the Deschutes River

Premiere Hotels
Crater Lake, Oregon
Multi-Adventure

Oregon's Cascades & Crater Lake Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Playground in the Pacific Northwest

Premiere Hotels
Crater Lake Hiking Trip - View from Crater Rim
Walking & Hiking

Oregon's Crater Lake & Cascades Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventure in the Pacific Northwest

Premiere Hotels
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Utah & Arizona's National Parks
Dolce tempo
Multi-Adventure

Utah & Arizona's National Parks Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey in Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon

Casual Hotels
Angel's Landing Hike, Zion National Park, Utah
Multi-Adventure

Utah & Arizona's National Parks Multi-Adventure Tour

Majestic Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon

Casual Hotels
Arches & Canyonlands Hiking Tour - Sunset in Arches
Dolce tempo
Walking

Utah's Arches & Canyonlands Easygoing Walking Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey among Epic National Parks in the Southwest

Casual Hotels
Arches & Canyonlands Hiking Tour - Delicate Arch with hikers
Walking & Hiking

Utah's Arches & Canyonlands Walking & Hiking Tour

Epic National Parks in the Southwest

Casual Hotels
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Biking

Utah's Bryce & Zion Bike Tour

National Park Red-Rock Wonders

Casual Hotels
Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Multi-Adventure

Utah's Bryce & Zion Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Jewels & Incredible Canyons

Casual Hotels
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Walking & Hiking

Utah's Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour

National Park Adventure in Canyon Country

Casual Hotels
Zion National Park Canyon Bike Tour
Multi-Adventure

Utah's Zion Multi-Adventure Tour - Weekend Getaway

Southwest National Park Gems

Casual Hotels
Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Multi-Adventure

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons & Montana's Big Sky Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Adventure from Bozeman to Jackson

Casual Hotels
Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons & Montana's Paradise Valley Bike Tour
Biking

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons & Montana's Paradise Valley Bike Tour

Stunning Lodges, Quaint Towns & Two National Parks

Premiere Hotels
Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons
Dolce tempo
Multi-Adventure

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey - Geology, Wildlife & Peaks of the National Parks

Casual Hotels
Grand Teton bike tours
Multi-Adventure

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Multi-Adventure Tour

National Park Geysers, Peaks & Canyons

Casual Hotels
Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour
Multi-Adventure

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Snow Adventure Tour

National Park Winter Serenity from Bozeman to Jackson

Premiere Hotels
Hiker - Yellowstone & Tetons Walking & Hiking Tours
Walking & Hiking

Wyoming's Yellowstone & Tetons Walking & Hiking Tour

Geology, Wildlife & Peaks of the National Parks

Casual Hotels