National Parks offer some of the most beautiful and stunning settings for exploring, trekking, and just plain enjoyment for anyone to experience. I have always been intrigued by our nation’s national parks and curious about what they are all about. So in 2017, we set out to visit and explore all national parks in the U.S. and started with a few parks in Utah and we made it an epic road trip with the family. Read about it here:
We were able to visit at least 12 national parks in 2018 and it was incredible to explore many miles of this protected land and historical sites. I have reviewed many of the photos we took during our visits and found these to be some of the most must see instagrammable spots that we hope you get a chance to see in these magnificent national parks. Take a look and enjoy.
1.Saguaro National Park. There is Saguaro West-Tuscan Mountain District, and Saguaro East-Rincon Mountain District that make up the national park. It began with a designation of National Monument in 1933 by President Herbert Hoover, and became officially a national park in 1994.
2. Channel Islands National Park: The Channel Islands are comprised of a total of 8 islands of which only 4 are included and designated as the national park. These four islands include San Miguel Island, Santa Rosa Island, Santa Cruz Island, and Anacapa Island. These captions are on Santa Cruz Island.
3. Channel Islands National Park: Santa Cruz
4. Death Valley National Park: Zabriskie Point: Badlands and rolling hills painted with golden and reddish hues everywhere you turn. An area that is a result of once highly active earthquakes and violent waters, this serene setting was submerged under water as it was filled with sparkling lakes.
5. Death Valley National Park: Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes.
6. Joshua Tree National Park: Located approximately 140 miles east of Los Angeles and a short distance to neighboring Palm Springs area. This protected land is comprised of vegetated high desert and low desert making up this extraordinary national park. Much of this land expands across both the Colorado and Mojave Deserts and is home to a variety of species living in this desert ecosystem
7. Joshua Tree National Park: Cholla Cactus Garden
8. Pinnacles National Park: During the 1700s, the Pinnacles’ Native Americans; the Chalon and Mutsun Indians, were hunter-gatherers and harvested on the local resources. Later, when emigrants arrived, Pinnacles became a popular place for activities, picnics, camping, and exploring.
9. Kings and Sequoia Canyon National Park:
10. Arches National Park:
11. Arches National Park:
12. Canyonlands National Park:
13. Zion National Park: Angels Landing
14. Zion National Park: Hidden Canyon Trail
15. Capitol Reef National Park: