One of America’s greatest treasures is its National Park system. Today there are nearly 400 national parks in every state in the Union except Delaware.
So join us as we continue our countdown to Independence Day 2008 with a look at our top ten national parks. Why not visit one of them this 4th of July to truly experience America?
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Best known for its stunning red rock spires, Bryce Canyon offers the outdoor-loving family a host of adventures in one of America’s largest national parks. The park covers a 2000-foot range of elevation, peaking at 9,100 feet along the rim.
If you’re visiting for Independence Day, you might enjoy a four-hour, wrangler-guided horseback ride into the canyon, a day-long hike along a canyon trail, or a sunset stroll around the canyon’s rim. Who needs fireworks with views like these?
Plan on warm temperatures for July days, with cool nights.
Entrance Fees: $25 per private car, but parking is at a real premium in Bryce Canyon — there’s just one space for every four cars that enter, so consider availing yourself of the park’s free shuttle service
For more information: Visit www.nps.gov/brca or call Visitor Information at (435) 834-5322.
Check back each day for another Top 10 National Park (or you can cheat and check out our top 10 parks here).
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