When my forever-adventuring mother initially suggested the trip, I thought, “Palm Springs?” It seemed out of left field, as our family trips typically revolve around National and State Parks with lots of hiking. After visiting, I can see why she was so excited to travel to the Coachella Valley. Each day was a special treat […]
Embark on a Grand Slam of the Rockies’ famous national parks, monuments, and quaint western towns. Craggy peaks, majestic wildlife, and gushing geysers are just a few of the highlights you’ll enjoy on this journey through the Rocky Mountain West.
Pinnacles, prairie, and pines make up the easternmost parks on this adventure. Badlands National Park sits on the edge of this mountainous region, where rocky hills give way to sweeping prairie grasses. Custer State Park, Mount Rushmore, and Crazy Horse Memorial top off your exploration in the beautiful Black Hills.
Wyoming is the least populated state, but what it lacks in population, it more than makes up for with its unbeatable wilderness. Devil’s Tower looms over the surrounding eastern prairie, while Grand Teton and Yellowstone highlight the state’s mountainous northwest corner. After hiking at Devil’s Tower, marvel at the jagged, snow-capped peaks of the Tetons, then head to Yellowstone for its spewing, sweeping, steaming geothermal landscape.
Montana stretches far and wide, its namesake Big Sky opening up over mountains and plains. Explore Glacier National Park with its icy blue lakes, wildflower-ladentrails, and living glaciers. Traverse the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, stopping for epic views and unforgettable hikes along the way.
Buckle up and hit the road — these iconic national parklands are waiting for you!