If you find yourself near one of America’s national parks while on your healthcare traveler assignments, you’ll seriously want to consider visiting. There are 423 national parks in the United States, making no shortage of land to explore. The scenery ranges from deserts to snowy mountains, canyons to beautiful valleys of lush green trees.
One huge perk of being a traveling healthcare professional with RTG Medical is you get to experience what all the states have to offer. Along with getting paid to work where you want, you get to adventure to some incredible places. Here are a few of the best national parks that are a must-see.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is so naturally beautiful, it was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can enjoy a day trip or camp overnight. There are miles of hiking trails and several great points to stop and take in the scenery. The weather is almost always sunny, and if it were to rain, it would be brief. You’ll want to visit this one-of-a-kind, unique landscape if you find yourself in Arizona.
Glacier National Park, Montana
Glacier National Park is still a must, even though many glaciers have lost 50 percent or more of their coverage in recent years due to climate change. There are lots of outdoor activities to do and wildlife to see. You can drive or hike through this park. Head out to see the glaciers, spectacular views, and other landmarks in this park while traveling in Montana.
Yosemite National Park, California
From the endless waterfalls to the sequoia trees and the starry nights, you definitely won’t want to miss out on a hike through this park. You’ll want to make sure you get to Glacier Point, where you can see Yosemite Falls, Half Dome, Vernal Fall, Nevada Fall, and Clouds Rest. There are such amazing views and only a few of the many reasons to stop into Yosemite.
Denali National Park, Alaska
Even in the cold, this snowy landscape will blow you away. Denali National Park is home to the tallest mountain in North America, Mount McKinley, now known as Mount Denali. There are tons of outdoor activities you can take part in. You’ll want to make sure you see Wonder Lake. Wonder Lake is an incredible place where the lake meets the Alaskan Mountain Range; you will be swept off your feet with this breathtaking experience. You will also see an abundance of wildlife wandering throughout the park. At night, you might even be able to see the Northern Lights.
Mount Rainier National Park, Washington
It can be nerve-racking to visit a volcano. However, Mount Rainier has its own charm. If you visit during Wildflower Season, you can see all the colors of the flowers in bloom. There are tons of clear, alpine lakes you can sit at and take in a breath of fresh air. If you hike the Wonderland Trial, you’ll get to see waterfalls and other unparalleled scenery. Don’t let the words “active volcano” keep you away from this beautiful park.
Zion National Park, Utah
Zion National Park offers a vast amount of plant life and colorful cliffs. This park is just a couple of hours away from Las Vegas. The Narrows has become one of the most incredible hiking trails throughout America, with a 2,000 ft deep slot canyon. It’s best to hike to get the most out of this park, but you can still drive or bike if you prefer. You can even partake in “glamping” and get an awesome view of the stars at night.
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
If you find yourself traveling to South Dakota in the fall, you’ll for sure want to see this grassy landscape. There is so much beauty to be found in the tall mixed grades and eroded buttes. There are both easy and experienced trails to take a hike on. There are over 30 different butterfly species found in this park, along with the other wildlife. This park is also home to the fossils of extinct species. With so much to see and do, you’ll for sure want to take a visit here.
Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
This national park was created when a volcano erupted, creating a caldera in the Cascade Mountains. Watchman Peak is where you can get the best view of this crater. The water in Crater Lake is the bluest water you’ll probably ever lay your eyes on. You can easily take a weekend trip to this park and see everything it has to offer.
Everglades National Park, Florida
Everglades National Park is a bit different than the rest. You can rent a kayak or canoe and take in this bit of paradise at your own pace. You can see unique animals such as manatees, turtles, and dolphins. You can also hop on a boat ride and see alligators. You can learn so much about nature by visiting this national park.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Yellowstone is often known for its geyser, Old Faithful. But there are so many others located throughout the park. You can also embark into the forests, and see the waterfalls. You can sit back and enjoy a picnic while taking in all the wildlife. Check out this park, and maybe you’ll a geyser erupt.
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