Explore North America’s national parks with Ker & Downey. There’s so much to see and do in North America’s parks, that we’ve narrowed it down to ten of our top national parks experiences for you to enjoy.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Take flight over Yellowstone National Park for a birds-eye view over its signature sites—from Old Faithful to the mountain wildlands where grizzlies, wolves, and herds of bison and elk roam in abundance. Land in West Yellowstone and trek through some hidden geothermal and wildlife viewing areas before pausing for a gourmet picnic lunch amid the world’s legendary first national park.
Katmai National Park, Alaska
Go bear viewing along the Katmai Coast, home to one of the largest concentrations of brown bears in the world. Walk along the same trails and riverbanks as the bears do and observe them as they go about their day-to-day life, grazing on sedge grass, digging up clams, playing together, courting each other, and fishing in the rushing waters.
Yosemite National Park, California
Enjoy an afternoon walk through Yosemite National Park’s iconic waterfalls, redwood forests, and granite cliffs with “John Muir” himself – represented in both costume and character by an actor who has played Muir for over 25 years at the Yosemite Theater. John will share with you his plans and dreams for Yosemite yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
Pedal a bicycle along the low-traffic rim of the Grand Canyon, stopping en-route at the exclusive Kolb Bros. Photography Studio for a private viewing. Whether exploring by foot, bike, or helicopter, Grand Canyon National Park upholds its reputation as one of the most impressive natural wonders of the world.
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Explore the other-worldly natural amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon National Park on a full-day tour and hike through the park. Located in southwestern Utah, Bryce is particularly fascinating for its roofless caves, forests of stone, and “silent city” hoodoos, odd-shaped monoliths left standing from erosion.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
Set out on a private guided wildlife safari with your photographer guide along Grand Teton National Park’s Moose-Wilson Road, where plentiful populations of moose, elk, beaver, and black bear make their home. Continue the adventure at the Gros Ventre River and Antelope Flats for the perfect shot of the resident buffalo and antelope herds.
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, California
Embark on a private marine wildlife cruise through Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary (MBNMS), known as the “Serengeti of the Sea” for its diverse underwater ecosystem. The largest national marine sanctuary in the country, it stretches 276 miles along pristine beaches, jewel-like tide pools, and an offshore seamount supporting an array of marine life, from tiny shrimp to giant blue whales.
Big Bend National Park, Texas
Hug the natural U.S.-Mexico border on one of the most scenic drives in the country along the Rio Grande River. This riverine course will lead you straight into the epic Big Bend National Park, a geological playground of sea fossils, dinosaur bones, and volcanic dikes that mar the desert landscape. Expect a true “Big Texas” experience chock full of wildlife, picnicking spots, hiking trails, and unpolluted starry skies.
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
So memorable, we named it twice. Soak in the serenity of the Grand Tetons during a gourmet picnic at Jenny Lake, one of the most beautiful spots in Grand Teton National Park with breathtaking views of the Teton Range. Few landscapes in the world are as striking and memorable as that of Grand Teton National Park with its extraordinary wildlife, alpine terrain, and pristine prehistoric ecosystem.
Zion National Park, Utah
Venture into Zion National Park to visit some of its less-traveled slot canyons, soaring towers, rivers, and waterfalls. Once you find the perfect spot, spend an afternoon canyoneering, climbing up the steep rock faces and rappelling down in full view of the beautiful wilderness.
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