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Travel Tuesday: National Parks in Winter

January 25th, 2011

Hundreds, sometimes thousands, of tourists. Cameras and RVs in tow. Long lines at info center. Traffic jams at the entrance. Sound like a typical summertime National Park visit? Well, not in winter!

Adventure Journal has a great round-up of the Top 10 National Parks in Winter; the spots you can hit up for amazing winter adventures, take incredible pictures, and not see a soul.

Their picks:

  1. Mount Rainier, Washington
  2. Acadia, Maine
  3. Glacier, Montana
  4. Sequoia/Kings Canyon, California
  5. Crater Lake, Oregon
  6. Yellowstone, Montana/Wyoming
  7. Grand Canyon, Arizona
  8. Grand Teton, Wyoming
  9. Rocky Mountain, Colorado
  10. Yosemite, California

Where’s you favorite winter spot?

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  1. Jordan Cook
    January 25th, 2011 at 13:05 | #1

    These parks all have great views no doubt, but they are SWIMMING with people in the summer time, all of them. how bout some love for lesser known and no less beautiful parks. the Maze district of Canyonlands National Park only gets 2-3 thousand people ALL YEAR ROUND. and if you want solitude check it out in the winter, when NO ONE (and that is almost literally true) visits. bring a good 4 wheel drive to get in and leave your Spot and Sat. phone at home and enjoy backpacking one of the most remote, beautiful, challenging, and unvisited parts of the United States. you can also go in the spring when visitorship goes up to around 10-20 people a day…

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