Looking for a way to get back to nature and get inspired by some beautiful scenery this winter? If so, heading to a National Park might be a good option. While most people abstain from camping or visiting national parks in the winter, it’s a great idea, especially if you want to spend some time alone and have nothing but nature for company.
Just think about it: a chance to see beautiful places without hundreds of tourists taking selfies in front of your favorite monuments. No loud people and children to ruin the calm and serene atmosphere. Sounds relaxing, doesn’t it? So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the most amazing national parks to visit this winter.
Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado
Located in Montezuma County, Mesa Verde National Park is a beautiful park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is famous for its fascinating archeological cliff dwellings. These dwellings were built under overhands in the canyon walls by Ancestral Puebloan inhabitants between 550 and 1300 AD. As they are built in canyon walls, they are warm in the winter and cool in the summer, making it a great park to visit year round.
Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
Also named a UNSECO World Heritage Site and the 15th oldest national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. Winter offers a slower pace at the rim, but if you want some relaxation, visiting the national park can be great. The center of attraction here is a gorge of the Colorado River (considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World) and the Grand Canyon which boasts some of the most stunning waterfalls in the world.
Death Valley National Park in California
Located east of the Sierra Nevada, Death Valley is one of the most beautiful parks in the US. It boasts huge sand dunes with temperatures rising up to 45°C/116°F on a regular day. This scorching heat makes Death Valley a winter park, but most people visit in the summer anyway. Nevertheless, apart from the comfortable temperatures, you will have the chance to click hundreds of photos.
Arches National Park in Utah
During the summer, it is difficult to find parking in the Arches National Park. Not to mention, it can take hours to finally pass the gate and be allowed into the parking area. Nevertheless, when you visit the Arches National Park in the winter, you don’t have to worry about anything. You can simply drive your car straight up and start hiking. This makes it a perfect national park to visit in the winter.
So, if you want to enjoy a nice relaxing winter camping trip, head to any of the above mentioned national parks in the US.