Hiking

Bryce Canyon National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Eddie Lopez

Welcome to Bryce Canyon, famous for its unique geology consisting of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters carved from the eastern edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in southern Utah. Check out eerie, grotesque and often whimsical hoodoos in the park, along with ancient trees and scenic views from the rim. The park transcends 2,000 feet of elevation and exists in three distinct climatic zones: Spruce/Fir Forest, Ponderosa Pine forest, and Pinyon Pine/Juniper Forest. Scientists and children alike can enjoy this magical park!

Park Acreage: 
35835
Highest Point: 
Rainbow Point
Highest Point Elevation: 
9105 feet
Visitor Count: 
890676
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Bryce Amphitheater; Paunsaugunt Plateau; Queen's Garden; Sinking Ship; Silent City; Wall Street; Fairyland Canyon; Thor's Hammer; The Alligator; The Sentinel, and Queen Victoria
Endangered Species: 
Utah Prairie Dog; California Condor; Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $25; Individual Pass - $12; Bryce Canyon National Park Annual Pass: $30
Nearest Major City: 
Tropic, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Bryce Canyon, UT; Tropic, UT; Cannonville, UT; Henrieville, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS); Salt Lake City International Airport, UT (SLC); Cedar City Regional Airport (CDC); Saint George Municipal Airport (SGU)

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Big Bend National Park

Superintendent Name: 
William Wellman
Big Bend National Park encompasses more than 800,000 acres in southwest Texas. Sometimes considered "three parks in one," Big Bend includes mountain, desert, and river environments. In just an hour you can drive from the banks of the Rio Grande to a mountain basin nearly a mile high. Come and explore one of the last remaining wild corners of the United States, and experience unmatched sights, sounds, and solitude.
Park Acreage: 
801163
Highest Point: 
Emory Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
7825 feet
Visitor Count: 
298717
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Rio Grande River; Langford Hot Springs; Boquillas Hot Springs; Castolon; Johnson's Ranch; Mariscal Mine; The Commache Trail; Glenn Springs; Cooper's Store
Endangered Species: 
Black-capped Vireo; Mexican Long-nosed Bat; Big Bend Gambusia; Rio Grande Silvery Minnow; Chisos Hedgehog Cactus.
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Big Bend Park Annual Pass (valid for one year after date of purchase): $40; Children 15 years old and under : Free
Nearest Major City: 
El Paso, TX
Gateway Communities: 
Marathon, TX; Alpine, TX; Terlingua, TX; Lajitas, TX
Nearby Airports: 
Midland-Odessa Regional Airport (MAF); El Paso International Airport (ELP)

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Arches National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Laura Joss
Arches National Park contains the greatest density of natural arches in the world! Millions of years of deposition, erosion and other geologic events have created over 2,000 natural windows, pinnacles, spires, strangely shaped rocks, and sandstone arches. The world-famous Delicate Arch is among these formations. The extraordinary features of the park create a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures that is unlike any other in the world.
Park Acreage: 
76359
Highest Point: 
Elephant Butte
Highest Point Elevation: 
5653 feet
Visitor Count: 
833049
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Fiery Furnace; Wolfe Ranch; Delicate Arch
Endangered Species: 
Colorado Pikeminnow; Razorback Sucker; Humpback Chub; Bonytail Chub; Southwest Willow Flycatcher
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Local Passport (valid for 1 year and applies to Arches, Canyonlands, Natural Bridges and Hovenweep): $25
Nearest Major City: 
Moab, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Moab, UT; Thompson, UT; Cisco, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY); Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT)

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Acadia National Park

Superintendent Name: 
Sheridan Steele
Acadia National Park, located on the rock-bound Maine island of Mount Desert, is full of soaring cobblestone beaches, sand, and soaring granite cliffs. Glacier-carved mountains rear up from the sea, cupping deep lakes in their valleys. Meadowlands, marshes and dense evergreen forests also thrive in the park. The ocean makes its presence felt with sights, sounds and smells that abound in the park.
Park Acreage: 
47400
Highest Point: 
Cadillac Mountain
Highest Point Elevation: 
1528 feet
Visitor Count: 
2083588
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Carriage Roads; Sieur de Monts Spring Area; Thunder Hole; Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse; Islesford Historical Museum; Cadillac Mountain; Park Loop Road
Endangered Species: 
Peregrine Falcon
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $20; Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $5; Annual Pass: $40
Nearest Major City: 
Bar Harbor, ME
Gateway Communities: 
Hulls Cove, ME; Bar Harbor, ME; Salsbury Cove, ME; Seal Harbor, ME; Northeast Harbor, ME; Islesford, ME
Nearby Airports: 
Hancock County Airport (BHB); Bangor International Airport (BGR)

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