It’s hard to find a quiet spot in one of the United States’ most attended natural attractions, but the Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite National Park is likely your best bet if you plan on visiting Yosemite. Though closed in the winter (and frequently in the early spring and late fall, depending on snowfall), the Tuolumne Meadows area is truly a special place where you’ll find great hiking, wildflower-filled fields, peaceful streams, secluded lakes and maybe even a bit of quiet in this otherwise densely populated park.
Taking a trip in the Sierra Mountains of California and staying one of the great Sequoia National Park campgrounds can be one of the most memorable vacations you’ll ever have. There are quite a few options in both Sequoia National Park and Kings Canyon National Park, but spending time in the forest among the trees in any of these campgrounds will prove to be a wonderful experience.
Staying in one of the Joshua Tree National Park campgrounds are one of the best parts of the park. They are plentiful, conveniently located throughout the park and all are set in an area that contains incredible scenery.
Keys View inJoshua Tree National Parkis a well-known viewpoint for watching phenomenal sunsets. In fact, it is possible that this is one of the best places that we’ve ever been for viewing the sunset in the desert.
If you end up on the western side of Joshua Tree National Park toward the evening, Keys View is a place that you’ll definitely want to check out if you can!
Even though hiking in Death Valley National Park may seem like an activity that you may want to intentionally avoid, adventures like the Golden Canyon Trail are outstanding ways to get up close and personal with the desert landscape.