Hiking and camping have been popular pastimes for many people in the Western United States for quite some time. There are lots of parks to explore with some being so large that they even need their own rangers to help manage them.
If you are planning a hiking and camping trip to the western part of the USA you will be sure to see some incredibly spectacular scenery. So, whatever you do, do not forget to pack your camera before you go.
Of course you will also need good clothing as well as a camera for an adventure hiking and camping trip. However, these days that is very easy, as there are walking trousers available from Trekwear and other online outlets, as well as all the other quality outdoor garments that you will need to keep you warm and comfortable.
There a few camping destinations in the Western United States that no one should miss and below we will look at a few of them to give you a better idea of where they are and what to expect.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite is probably one of the most famous of all national parks in the USA. It is situated in California and covers an area of 761,268 acres. The park is famous for its granite cliffs as well as its waterfalls as wide range of plants and animals. Yosemite was one of Americas first recognized national parks and in 1984 was designated a world heritage site. If you planning on being in California as part of your western hiking experience, Yosemite National Park should be right up there on top of your must see destinations.
Lake Tahoe is a fresh water lake situated between California and Nevada in the Sierra Nevada Range. It is the second deepest lake in America being 1,645ft at its deepest point and it is also America’s largest alpine lake, standing at an altitude of 6,225 ft. There is good skiing there in the winter but it is probably better known for its summer crowds of campers and hikers. Here you can have a few days on the lakeside, which will be absolutely unforgettable with its views of the Sierra Nevada Range and its stunning sunsets. This is a place that the whole family would just love, and with its close proximity to Carson City very easy to find.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is located mostly in Wyoming but extends into Idaho and Montana. Yellowstone is a very large park covering an area of 2,219,791 acres. This park receives over 2 million visitor a year and is undoubtedly one of America’s most iconic of parks. There are numerous things to see in Yellowstone, including the many geothermal attractions like the Old Faithful Geyser and hot springs. People are also drawn to the incredible amount of wildlife that can be spotted here including, grizzly bears, wolves and bison. There are a number of campsites to choose from which all offer the conveniences you would expect from a modern campsite. This park is definitely one that everyone should visit at least once in his or her lifetime, as it really is a wonderfully beautiful place.
Arches National Park
Arches National Park is a much lesser known park than some of the other well-known parks like Yellowstone or Yosemite but still most definitely a spectacular place to camp. This park is primarily a dry arid area with the Wyoming River and some of its many tributaries running through it. Here you can camp out in the desert and enjoy some incredible evenings just stargazing.
About the Author:
Danielle is an avid adventurer and writes in partnership Trekwear Ltd a UK-based company that provides outdoor clothing suited for skiing, hiking, and many more. For a list of products such as walking trousers available from Trekwear, visit their website.