Featuring the highest peaks in all of Texas, Guadalupe Mountains National Park is also home to the world’s most extensive Permian fossil reef. This is our final National Park of 2019, and it has it all: mountains, waterfalls, extensive hiking trails, wildlife…
Gorgeousness above AND below ground at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in the Chihuahuan Desert. There are more than 119 caves, some of which can be explored. The most famous/accessible is Carlsbad Cavern itself, which has a 8 acre area called “The Big Room,” the largest accessible cave chamber in the US>
It’s like a gorgeous alien landscape, Joshua Tree National Park. Like something out of a Dr Seuss book (if only Dr Seuss wasn’t such a racist). The park showcases two very different ecosystems: the Colorado Desert in the eastern portion, and the Mojave Desert in the western portion, which is slightly cooler and gives rise to the iconic Joshua Trees. Don’t tell the other parks, but this one might just be our favorite.
Though small compared to some of our western parks, Great Falls National Park is home to truly amazing views. Follow the Potomac River as it twists around narrow canyons and rock formations, and revel in the fact that it’s only 15 minutes from Washington, DC.
Glaciers and mountains and moose and rivers, this National Park in Wyoming is a wonder to behold, no matter the season you visit.