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|Five Top Parks Without the Crowds|
There are many parks in the west that are beautiful, yet less crowded than others. Think about planning a travel experience including these lovely places.
1. Utah - Grand
Gulch Primitive Area
In Utah there are over 37,000 acres called the Grand Gulch Primitive Area. Travel to this part of Utah which is located 350 miles southeast of Salt Lake City. Plan to explore on foot through a marvelous array of canyons that is one of the finest spots in the U. S. to find archaeological treasures.
2. Nevada - Great Basin National Park
Located in eastern Nevada is the
Great Basin National Park. When you travel here
you will have a chance to take the 12-mile Wheeler Peak Scenic Drive
which features Nevada's only glacier. The Great Basin National Park is
in eastern Nevada, just west of the Utah border.
3. Washington - North Cascades National Park
If you travel to
Washington state plan to drive through the North Cascades National
Park. You will be able to glimpse 318 glaciers and amazing ancient
forests of fir and cedar. The park is in northern Washington, 120 miles
4. Arizona - San Pedro Riparian National
The San Pedro river sprawls for 40 miles, 65 miles
southeast of Tucson. Travel through the San Pedro Riparian National
Conservation Area and be delighted by 80 percent of Arizona's bird
species population. You can also travel by train on the San Pedro &
Southwestern Railroad. This four-hour train ride is a great way to see
5. California - Redwood National Park
In California there are several places to travel. Redwood
National Park actually covers three California state parks. Half the
worlds remaining stands of old-growth redwoods are found there. Located
300 miles north of San Francisco, U.S. 101 runs right through the park.
If you travel on scenic State 89 you can drive through Lassen Volcanic
National Park. It is a gorgeous place with steaming thermals, meadows
filled with wild flowers and majestic peaks. Keep your eyes open as you
travel for Reflection Lake and Loomis Museum. Many people have not yet
discovered some of the most beautiful parks the U.S. has to offer.
you are making travel plans and would enjoy a little less in the way of
tourist-populated spots, try one of the above suggestions.