There is so much to see and do in Big Bend National Park. One hike in particular that you won’t want to miss is the Lost Mine Trail. This moderately difficult, out-and-back hike is great for families with young (but fairly capable) hikers and will keep you captivated the entire way before giving way to breathtaking views!
Located near the Badlands of South Dakota, Wind Cave National Park is one of the lesser known of the 60 National Parks in the United States. But in any case, if you happen to be traveling to southwest South Dakota, do yourself a favor and check out this unique park and all it has to offer. You’ll be surprised-there are great things to experience both above and below ground that you won’t want to miss!
There is so much to explore in Grand Teton National Park, which can make it hard to pick out the best places to hike. If you have limited time, it can be especially difficult to choose the right places to spend your precious days. Certainly, the Jenny Lake area is not to be missed, but south of Jenny Lake is the smaller but magical Taggart Lake. This secluded lake offers incredible, close-up views of the Grand Tetons. Being a relatively easy hike for families, we think that this is one that is not to be missed!
The Notch Trail is routinely highlighted as one of the top-rated hikes in Badlands National Park. If you can spare an hour in the heat, you’ll be in for an epic ladder climb, great views of the Badlands and surrounding area from above and the kind of rugged scenery that you expect in Badlands National Park.
Theodore Roosevelt National Park stretches alongside the banks of the Little Missouri River in the rugged Badlands of western North Dakota. Visitors to this park are provided a unique opportunity for wildlife viewing, solitude and sweeping views. North Dakota may not be on your travel bucket list, but it should be!