Our Top 7 National Parks

If you’ve been following us on @forestandrock on Instagram, you know we are celebrating National Park Week with a round-up of our favorite parks around the country. Interested to see our fav’s? Check them out below:

 

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Grand Tetons

We’ve been here in both the fall and spring, and we can’t tell you which one is better. In the fall we got the chance to see a significant amount of wildlife since they are most active during this time. In the spring, we got beautiful wildflowers shooting up in the meadows. Either way, the Tetons are one of our favorite places to hike.

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 Glacier National Park

From the moment we drove in, it was black bear here, grizzly bear there. Needless to say it didn’t start us two lonely hikers off in a confident start. But once we met friends on the trail it made even the deepest of woods “bear”able . This shot was taken at the infamous Many Glacier hotel - and it was certainly a sight to behold.

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 Zion National Park

We’ve always crushed on the fairytale landscape of Zion National Park. This wonderland is so vast, so magical that we keep on going back. But our favorite view (while not pictured) is just prior to first light in the quiet of the park with a hint of the red rock outlines and a constant array of shooting stars.

 

Yosemite National Park

How can you really describe Yosemite National Park? From the valley to the high country, we were swooned by this park from the very moment we pulled in. The high Sierra hikes may have had us struggling - but the beauty of this place is majestic.If you’ve been following us on @forestandrock on Instagram, you know we are celebrating National Park Week with a round-up of our favorite parks around the country. Interested to see our fav’s? Check them out below:

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Joshua Tree National Park

We happened upon Joshua Tree National Park when it was wildly hot. And that desert sun and dry landscape will sure do a number on you during the day. So we got up at dawn and stopped around noon to ensure we would get in some optimal exploration. But overall, the desert vibe of Joshua Tree is enchanting, and while the mountains will most always call our name, it was an experience we won’t forget.

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park was a complete surprise to us. We drove up just at first light, and the sun revealed an amazing array of hoodoos. The were just as amazing walking through them.

Yellowstone National Park

Every time we’ve been to Yellowstone National Park, it has largely been pass through. Just a stop until the next location. The second time we stayed a bit longer and got to explore the Lamar Valley - a more desolate area of Yellowstone that is wonderfully beautiful. Just as beautiful as this guy