National parks all over the United States offer some of the best snowshoeing and hiking opportunities in the country. Celebrate with a snowshoe hike at one of these 10 U.S. National Parks during the free National Park Week, April 15-23, 2017.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Yosemite National Park is famous for more than just its spectacular scenery — it’s also home to the oldest downhill ski resort in the state of California, Badger Pass. The park includes miles of cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking trails that are usually open from December to March.
MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK
SEQUOIA & KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARKS
California’s Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks offer great opportunities, and snowshoes are conveniently available for visitors to rent daily in both the Grand Grove and Wolverton areas of the parks.
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK
The spectacular winter landscape of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming makes the park a picture-perfect destination for sightseeing, wildlife-viewing, and photography. The park’s main roadways are plowed and maintained year-round while many back roads are reserved for snowshoe hiking and cross-country skiing.
LASSEN VOLCANIC NATIONAL PARK
VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK
Minnesota’s Voyageurs National Park have miles and miles of lake trails to explore, so pack your snowshoes and your hiking gear for a weekend tour.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK
GLACIER NATIONAL PARK
Cross-country skiing and Snowshoe hiking brings thousands of visitors to this Montana park during the winter and spring, but use caution: Glacier National Park’s terrain can be unforgiving, and the difficult conditions mean even experienced backcountry hikers can run into trouble if unprepared.
ACADIA NATIONAL PARK
Camping is available in Maine’s Acadia National Park for any daring souls ready to brave the park’s wild temperatures. NOTE: The park’s carriage road system is currently closed for ‘drying out’. If you are headed camping this weekend to Acadia, wear hiking boots and carry snowshoes on your pack.