The natural beauty of the United States extends from coast to coast and from north to south and is captured and preserved in no better way than our national park system. American’s enjoy 58 national parks and many, many more national recreation areas and monuments. Visiting our national parks is economical too with annual passes available to anyone for only $80. and seniors (62 and over) can get a lifetime pass for just $10. Members of the military and their families are also eligible for free passes
Visiting national treasures is a ground game that is best done from the comfort of your own tour bus or RV. Spending a few days weeks or an entire season traveling from park to park provides visitors with a variety of options, landscapes and sightseeing adventures that are unequaled anywhere else in the world.
The largest and most famous of our national parks are in the American west, including; The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton and Zion National Parks in the west to Acadia, Biscayne, Congaree and Everglades in the East. From Alaska to Texas it is almost impossible to not run straight into a national park within a day or two’s drive of wherever you are.
Clustered in the desert southwest and western slope of the Rockies are three great destinations for a tour bus vacation, Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks. The beauty of this trip is that travelers can sandwich the great outdoors between visits to a pair of uniquely American cities Phoenix and Salt Lake City.
Heading to Phoenix for the start of your trip guarantees great weather. Known as the valley of the sun, cloudless blue skies and desert vistas are the norm. Phoenix is a world class city in its own right with great shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. Traveling out of the valley on your tour bus your first stop might be the colorful artists colony town of Sedona.
Brimming with galleries of every description visitors can easily spend a day or two or a week exploring the shops, spas and natural wonders of Sedona. Sedona also has great hiking and biking opportunities as well as chances to recharge spiritually in Sedona’s sacred vortexes.
The Grand Canyon is the granddaddy of American canyons. Cut from the surrounding plateau over millions of years by the Colorado River the canyon RV and tour bus visitors have ample opportunity to explore from the rim in their own vehicle, on guided ground tours, by air in either helicopter or small plane or on foot, your own or those of a pack mule. From top to bottom the Grand Canyon is far more than a big hole in the ground.
Traveling north you’ll run into Zion National Park. Zion has some great hiking opportunities among the red and cream colored sandstone canyons and cliffs that have been home to Native Americans for centuries.
Bryce Canyon, is nature’s theater. The canyons of Bryce are noticeably different than then those of Zion or the Grand Canyon. Shaped like giant amphitheaters Bryce Canyon is unique among our National Parks and well worth the visit.