Union Tips for U.S. Trips: National Parks

Union Tips for U.S. Trips: National Parks

America’s 60 national parks are filled with treasures that often rival those around the world. Right in our own backyards, union families can experience wonders from glaciers to coral reefs. With so many to choose from, we picked our favorite features and found that “Made-in-America” has never looked so stunning!

1. Endangered GlaciersNorth America was once covered in glaciers.

2. Fantastic Forests

3. Amazing Rock Formations

4. Grand Canyons

  • Yellowstone, Wyoming, is home to its own 24-mile long Grand Canyon. 
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona, where the 277 mile-long canyon is the second most visited national park in the U.S. and is often listed as one of the Wonders of the World.

5. Hot Springs and Geysers

  • Yellowstone which sits in three states—Wyoming, Montana and Idaho—has about 10,000 geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pots and hot spring terraces.
  • Hot Springs, Arkansas, has 47 hot springs that provide the famous Bathhouse Row with therapeutic waters.

6. Vast Sandy Deserts

  • Death Valley, which sits in both California and Nevada, is the hottest lowest, and driest place in the U.S. It’s so infamous that almost 100 movies and television shows have featured Death Valley. 
  • Great Sand Dunes, Colorado, boasts the tallest sand dunes in North America.

7. Sublime LakesFor some truly great lakes look to these national parks:

8. Coral ReefsTropical marine life may not spring to mind when thinking of national parks but there are several dedicated to preserving endangered coral reefs including: 

9. Massive Caves/Caverns:

Before you leave town, be sure you’re taking advantage of all the Union Plus travel benefits—including:

This post originally appeared at Union Plus.

Kenneth Quinnell
Tue, 07/17/2018 – 09:25

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Updated: July 24, 2018 — 9:53 pm