Top 10 Best Experiences in America’s National Parks - The Good Life Blog

Bursting with opportunities for you to experience your very own ‘pinch me’ moments, America’s national parks are arguably the jewels in the country’s crown. From the fairy-tale hoodoos of Bryce Canyon and the rusty red floor of Monument Valley – not to mention the proud Native American tribes who have called these lands home for thousands of years – the national parks of America boast stunning scenery and an incredible history to boot. Get to the heart of the U-S of A with our round up of the top 10 best experiences in America’s national parks

1. Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park - best experiences in America's national parks

Admire layers upon layers of ochre and red shades glinting off the ancient rock faces of the world’s mightiest canyon. Watch as the Colorado River snakes its way hundreds of feet below and delve into a billion years of geology that have shaped the ethereal landscape.
Experience this on: Best of the Canyonlands

2. Barbecue with Happy Pappy and his posse

Cowboys Montana - best experiences in America's national parks

 

It’s not every day you get held up by a group of outlaws for dinner under Montana’s Big Sky country, but with Trafalgar you will as you join Happy Pappy for an evening of Old West tales and Cowboy cuisine.
Experience this on: Western Frontiers

3. Meet Stephen Yellowhawk

Stephen Yellowhawk - best experiences in America's national parks

Meet the passionate Lakota tribesman who shares the captivating history of his tribe during an evening of dance and song. You’ll have an opportunity to share dinner while learning about the tribe’s culture and heritage.
Experience this on: National Parks Wonders with Black Hills Pow Wow

4. Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole - best experiences in America's national parks

Overnight at the gateway of the famous Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming. Your traditional lodge stay culminates in a memorable dinner against the backdrop of a warming fire and a glittering canopy of stars above.
Experience this on: Iconic National Parks of the American and Canadian Rockies

5. Trace the pioneer history

Oregon Trail - best experiences in America's national parks

Cross the Oregon Trail and walk in the footsteps of brave pioneers as you learn about their journey to seek a better life for their family and future generations out West.
Experience this on: Scenic Parks Explorer

6. Yellowstone National Park

Yellow Stone National Park - best experiences in America's national parks

Explore a soul-stirring wilderness of unbelievable natural landscapes, from the dazzling rainbow shades of the Morning Glory Pool and bubbling Old Faithful geyser, to the sight of woolly bison stampeding across the expansive plains.
Experience this on: Five Epic National Parks

7. Mount Rushmore

Mount Rushmore - best experiences in America's national parks

Mightier than men, the faces of America’s most beloved former presidents are etched into the granite rock face proudly surveying their kingdom.
Experience this on: Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos

8. The Black Hills 

crazy horse monument - best experiences in America's national parks

Delve into America’s rich Native American history and pay your respects to the Sioux warrior Crazy Horse at his memorial, a vast granite sculpture carved into the cliff-face.
Experience this on: National Parks Wonders with Black Hills Pow Wow

9. Arches National Park

Arches National Park - best experiences in America's national parks

The colourful, complex contoured rock formations will take your breath away as you encounter a landscape that glows bright red under the glowing sun.
Experience this on: Colourful Trails of the Southwest

10. Mesa Verde National Park 

Mesa Verde National Park  - best experiences in America's national parks

Encounter the archaeological maze of sandstone dwellings built by the ancient Puebloan civilization as early as AD 600.
Experience this on: Scenic Parks Explorer

Our North and Central America trips offer an effortless, authentic and fun way to connect with America’s most famous national parks. Book yours today to experience the magic featured above. Have you visited any of these featured national parks? Leave your comments below – we’d love to hear!

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