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Location: Bryce Canyon City, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park gets plenty of snow. It is a very popular cross-country ski area. Put on your winter clothes and go on a snowshoe hike or take a winter astronomy session. Stay at the Bryce Trails Bed and Breakfast, wake up and go outside on your sun deck and admire the view of the Bryce Canyon. Included in hotel fee is, free wifi, cable, and complimentary breakfast for $145 a night.
Location: Grand Lake, Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park encourages you to snowshoe in any of their summer hiking trails; making snowshoeing very popular. Along with snowshoeing, you are welcome to go skiing and snowmobiling down the glaciers and steep chutes. Stay at Valhalla Resort in a beautiful cabin surrounded by 15 acres of land. Cabins range from 1-4 bedrooms and have free wifi, cable, full kitchens and decks. Perfect for anyone who is looking for a peaceful vacation. Also included is an outdoor heated pool and hot tub.
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Jasper National Park is Canada’s Largest of the Canadian Rocky Mountain national parks. It consists of one of the largest cross-country ski areas in Canada. Go to Jasper for its abundant wildlife and majestic views. It consists of For an amazing experience stay at the Marmot Lodge for $65 a night or the Pyramid Lake Resort for $68 a night.
Location: Wyoming and Montana
Wyoming and Montana are the homes of America’s first national park, Yellowstone National Park. If you love winter sports and the wilderness, this is definitely a park you want to visit. Snowmobiling is the most amazing way to experience Yellowstone.Go skiing/snowshoeing, check out the camping grounds and maybe even take a hike and admire the beautiful scenery. Stay at Mammoth Hot Springs & Cabins or Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins for the ultimate experience. You get to choose if you would like to stay in a cabin or a hotel like atmosphere.
Location: Eastern Utah
Bring your camera, if you are a scenery lover, Arches National Park will be your favorite. The red rock landscape is stunning and will have you feeling like you are in another world. Take a hike, camp out, bike ride around, backpack and rock climb your way through of the most amazing parks you will ever experience. Stay at the Aarchway Inn for a remarkable Eastern Utah experience.
Mount Rainier National Park is the home of active volcano Mount Rainier. It is full of Beautiful landscapes and a vast amount of wildlife. Take a scenic drive or a climb up the mountain. Some winter activities you can participate in are, sliding, skiing, sledding, snowboarding, snowshoeing and camping. Make sure you check out the Paradise Loop, visit the Sunrise Visitor Center and hike the Skyline Trail. Need a place to stay? The Mountain View Lodge is only $85 a night and Crest Trail Lodge is $110 a night.
The Grand Canyon National Park is absolutely incredible during the winter. The winter months are the best time to visit if you’re someone who would rather less congestion and quieter trails. Walk along the rim of the canyon, there is a chance you will see elk and ravens. Take a hike up the Grand Canyon; just don’t forget your winter gear and hiking poles! Also, check out the Yavapai Museum of Geology and view the canyon from inside. Looking for a place to stay? Try, Phantom Ranch Lodging, its nestled right at the bottom of the Grand Canyon.
Wisconsin is home for the famous Apostle Island National Park. Put on your ice cleats and grab your ski pole because winter is incredible in Apostle Island. First you will experience walking across the Great Lake for about 1 mile. Then, you will reach the Apostle Islands ice caves; this is where you will be able to see the inside of the caves. Don’t forget to climb to the top of Apostle’s lighthouse. Not sure where to stay? Washburn and Bayfield are great options if you’re looking for an altogether great Apostle Island experience.
Grand Teton Nation Park is south of Yellowstone. If you are interested in visiting a park that offers peace and quiet, this is the park for you. There are a lot of mountains so Grand Teton is the perfect park for snowshoeing, cross country skiing and sleigh riding. Also, Grand Teton offers you over 200 miles of trails; you will never get bored! If you are looking for a place to stay, try Dornans Spur Ranch Cabins. They are open all year round and provide you with a very comfortable experience.
Mammoth Cave National Park is the home of the worlds longest recorded cave system. Take a tour of Mammoth Cave; it consists of 390 miles of passageway! For a great place to stay try Mammoth Cave Hotel the Hotel and Woodland Cottages. The cottages are very comfortable; they are fully furnished with a coffee maker and mini fridge. The location is great, take a walk to the campgrounds, hotel and visitor center.