Beautiful Hikes to Take when Traveling

June 20, 2015. by

Some of the most Beautiful Hikes in the USA

 

BEING ABLE TO GO WHERE EVER YOU WANT IN THE COUNTRY IS ONE OF THE GREATEST LUXURIES WE HAVE IN THE UNITED STATES. YOU CAN JUST PICK UP AND GO ANYWHERE AND THERE ARE SO MANY BEAUTIFUL PLACES TO GO. THERE HAVE EVEN BEEN SONGS MADE ABOUT THE AMAZING LANDSCAPE THAT THIS COUNTRY HAS TO OFFER. THIS WILL BE ABOUT THREE, VERY BEAUTIFUL LOCATIONS TO GO HIKING WHEN YOU STOP ON YOUR TRAVELS. THE MAPS THAT I RECOMMEND ARE SPECIFICALLY MADE FOR THE HIKING TRAILS. HAVING A PHYSICAL MAP WILL ENSURE THAT YOU GET WHERE YOU ARE GOING SAFELY BECAUSE YOU CAN’T ALWAYS RELY ON TECHNOLOGY. THERE ARE DEAD SPOTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY AND YOU DON’T WANT TO GET STRANDED IN THE WILDERNESS! these are some of the most beautiful hikes in the USA

 

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park

These parks are probably two of the most famous in the country and has thousands of visitors a year. Yellowstone and Grand Teton are just about 10 miles away from each other, so this will be great when wanting to get away in the wilderness to hike for a week or two. These maps will easily fit in your ruck, water resistant and tear-proof!

Grand Teton has 310,000 acres of diverse terrain ranging from beautiful fields of wild flowers to whitewater streams. The mountains are also some of the oldest in the US, dating back close to 2.7 million years ago. On top of hiking, you can also enjoy some other outdoor activities like boating, fishing, climbing and biking.

Yellowstone has a whole different variety of terrain to offer and is 2.2 million acres of pure American beauty! The park has a wide range of wildlife like Bison, Elk, Bears, Fish and of course, the Grey Wolf. It also has the world’s largest calderas with 300 plus geysers and over 10,000 thermal features. And we must not forget that it also has one of the world’s largest petrified forests! A wonderful place to take a day hike or do some backwoods camping! BUY MAP

Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rocky Mountain National Park is located outside of Denver, Colorado and is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. It is 415 square miles of mountainous terrain cresting at over 12,000 feet on Trail Ridge Road. This park has over 300 hiking trails with overlooks of the alpines, flower filled fields and tons of wildlife. And if you camp out, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world with the stars that shine for miles!

This map for the Rocky Mountain National Park is a much needed tool no matter what season you visit. It is a topographical map that is also tear-resistant and waterproof. It has detailed trails, locations of recreation areas and a UTM Grid to help with GPS navigation.  BUY MAP

 

Pisgah National Forest/Ranger District

The Pisgah National Forest is located in North Carolina and was one fist designated wilderness areas in the eastern United States. It is made up of over 500,000 acres of hardwood forests, white water rivers, hundreds of miles of trails and beautiful waterfalls. The Pisgah National Forest also has some of the best recreational area in the Eastern US, which will provide you with the most beautiful scenery on this side of the country.

The map for for Pisgah outlines all trails with distance, difficulty ratings, mileage and locations to help you choose the trail that is right for you. Also listed on the maps are river accesses, campground locations, waterfalls, trail heads, and horse rentals. It has everything you need to keep you on track when hiking and to find recreation areas when looking for something to do! Like the other three maps, this one is also “Back country Tough!”  BUY MAP

Overall, these four parks are some of the best locations to go hiking in the US. You can get everything out of each trip to see the best of this country. But always make sure you have a physical map with you at all times during your journey. You never know when your technology will fail you! Thanks for reading!

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