If you love the endorphin rush that comes with a new adventure, then you’re probably already thinking about the next exciting place to see. The U.S is full of National Park destinations that can give you a fresh thrill from all the natural goodies they have to offer. The list below covers some of the best U.S National Park destinations for thrill seekers. With a total of 61 national parks countrywide, there’s assured to be a lot of options for you.
Zion National Park, Utah
The Zion National Park in Utah has a lot waiting for you. First, as a hiker, you’ll absolutely love The Narrows. Wade through the Virgin, a river found between two imposing Canyon walls that are at some points up to 2,000 feet tall. The canyon may get pretty narrow at places, even to just 20 feet. Once you’re done with the bottom, you can climb up to the top of the canyon to explore the Hidden Canyon Trail. You’ll be walking on cliffs with very steep drop offs, but don’t worry, there are chains to hold onto.
Death Valley, California
The name itself sure holds a lot of promise, as you will find. The Death Valley National Park is the driest, hottest and lowest National park in North America. The night sky itself is thrilling enough to watch especially when watched at a high point. While it’s one of the lowest points in the world, you may enjoy the climb up to Dante’s View, where you can look down on the desert. Through clouds.
Yellowstone, Wyoming, Idaho & Montana
Yellowstone National Park that spans three states is a great destination for lovers of the wild and its inhabitants. See wolves, cougars, grizzly bears, bison, elks and many more wild animals here. This is not to mention the diverse presence of birds for the enthusiastic bird watchers.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
If white-water rafting is your idea of the ultimate thrill, then the Grand Canyon should be somewhere on the top of your list of National Parks to visit in the U.S. Experience the thrill of your life as you navigate the mighty Colorado river. It’s the perfect place to get a new challenge.
North Cascades, Washington
Mountainous sceneries covered in breathtaking green. That’s what North Cascades in Washington has to offer. Whether you want to go camping, climbing or biking, this is an ideal park for you. Being just 3 hours from Seattle, it provides a quick getaway from the bustle of city life.
Adirondack, New York
There’s always something exciting to do at Adirondacks, all year round. Fishing, hiking, canoeing, biking and white-water rafting adventures make the days during the summer. And when winter comes around, dog sledding, snowshoeing and skiing are just some of the activities that will cheer you up.
With so much to choose from, it’s up to you to sit down and decide which adventure you desire the most. Even better, you don’t have to miss out on any because you can always go to one after the other.