• Walking America’s National Parks

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    Wherever you travel in the US, from Washington D.C to the Californian coast, you will find historic national parks. There are 58 national parks in total across America, which conserve the most remarkable and precious landscapes that the country has to offer.

    From ancient mountains and haunting prehistoric forests to dusty scrubland, wide canyons and sculptures in desert stone, the striking contrasts and colours have to be seen to be believed. There are few visitors who would turn down the opportunity to go hiking through these remote and wild landscapes. Will these four walks inspire you to book your holiday?

    Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone is America’s oldest national park and the oldest in the world. Visit this wonderland in the north of Wyoming and you’ll see why Yellowstone inspired a movement to preserve the world’s wild places.

    Volcanic activity in the region has produced a whole host of unusual geothermal features including, most famously, geysers like the legendary Old Faithful. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit hot springs, mud pots and volcanic lakes on your trip here.

    Get in touch with your inner David Attenborough and see what animals you can spot in Yellowstone National Park.  Hiking to the top of Mount Washburn is a popular trail throughout the summer and early autumn, when wildflowers line the route.

    Yellowstone

    Grand Canyon National Park

    Arizona is home to one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Grand Canyon. Measuring 18 miles wide in some places and up to a mile deep, this vast site is the perfect place to see life from a different perspective.

    The South Rim is one of the Canyon’s most popular spots to visit – here you can take a hike along the Rim Trail, a flat path that people of most ability and fitness levels can manage. The views on this walk will have you filling up memory space on your camera. Stop and watch the sunset at Mohave Point.

    Grand Canyon

    Rocky Mountain National Park

    Streaked with craggy mountains and bands of dense forest, Rocky Mountain National Park is seriously scenic. With over 300 miles of trails, it’s no easy task to pick your route.

    If you only have a limited time here take a walk around Bear Lake, a spot that lies at the intersection of immense glacial valleys, granite mountains, waterfalls and forests. This is one of the most popular spots in the park, so expect crowds. You’ll need a good strong pair of hiking boots for this mountainous playground.

    Rocky Mountain National Park

    Yosemite National Park

    The Sierra Nevada Mountains in California contain one of America’s best loved national parks: Yosemite. The park is home to many icons of the American wilderness, including El Capitan, a dizzying vertical rock formation in the west of the park. Enjoy a nature walk through Yosemite Valley where you will be greeted by Bridalveil Falls, one of the most photographed attractions in the entire park. You can visit Yosemite National Park on our California and The Golden West Tour.

    Yosemite

    Travel with Titan and we’ll organise everything so that you can focus on your adventure.  Find out more about the Awe-Inspiring National Parks.

     

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    Jayne was our Canada Product Manager for three years, and has recently returned to Titan as our Canada and USA specialist. She has travelled the length and breadth of Canada, both independently and on a Titan tour, visiting the Rockies and Alaska, where she says she experienced one of the most thrilling moments of her life, watching humpback whales swimming in their natural habitat.

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