Where to go in USA's National Parks
List of regions
From twisted spires and arching rocks to mighty rivers and red-rock deserts framed by snow-capped peaks, Moab's Arches and Canyonlands national parks are Utah's adventure capital. Explore it all on activities that range from hikes and bike rides to river rafting and rock climbing.
Reshaped over millenia by wind, rain and ice, Zion Canyon lies at the very heart of its national park namesake. A six-mile scenic road will introduce you to its red-and-white cliffs framed by wild meadows and hanging gardens, while guided hikes bring you to spectacular overlooks.
The famous buttes and mesas of Monument Valley rise up along scenic Highway 163. These ancient rocks, famed for their starring role in countless Hollywood Westerns, are a stunning backdrop to ancient trails, horseback routes and the home of the Navajo – America's largest tribe.
Characterised by its cavernous amphitheatres filled with blazing red-rock spires and hoodoos, Bryce Canyon is a visual treat best seen at dawn or dusk. It's rugged beauty is best explored on an 18-mile scenic road that runs along its rim, or on guided hikes that plunge to the canyon floor.
The famous Yosemite National Park is a touching wilderness of imposing mountains, giant forests, gushing waterfalls and daunting granite rocks. Established in 1890 to protect some of the world's most beautiful mountain terrain, Yosemite's beauty is unrivalled.
Yellowstone National Park is a true global icon and certainly one of its most unique landscapes – and Yellowstone holidays off the opportunity to see the USA at its most wild and most bewitching.