Exploring National Parks
A road trip through Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along a nearby parkway in Tennessee and North Carolina offers stunning views of the Smoky and the Blue Ridge mountains, ranges within the Appalachians, the oldest mountains in North America.
On a spring road trip from Denver, a couple visits three national parks —Yellowstone, Grand Teton and Glacier — and they find themselves especially enchanted with the storied Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park in Montana.
A solo traveler heads to Glacier National Park in winter. He recommends cross-country skis or snowshoes — or at least a pair of sturdy boots — for a stroll along a famous road.
Eager to avoid crowds on his solo journey to the mountains, a traveler heads to Olympic National Park in October. It rains, but that does not deter his joyous exploration of the park.
Snowshoeing in Rocky Mountain National Park makes a great family outing. The 9-year-old declares, “This feels really weird, in a really good way!” Soon, he and his younger brother adapt to the new footwear.