Starting from the Ice Lakes Basin TH parking, a FS campground sits directly South and across the road.  Cross onto the campground road and take a right at the first fork.

Starting from the Ice Lakes Basin TH parking, a FS campground sits directly South and across the road. Cross onto the campground road and take a right at the first fork.

Challenge your abilities with these iconic runs through the wilds of America.

Top 8 Ultra-Long Distance Adventure Runs

Challenge your abilities with these iconic runs through the wilds of America.

To catch the sunrise, begin at the Bear Lake trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. From the trailhead, veer right around bear lake and continue along the Odessa Lake/Flattop Mountain trail.

To catch the sunrise, begin at the Bear Lake trailhead in Rocky Mountain National Park. From the trailhead, veer right around bear lake and continue along the Odessa Lake/Flattop Mountain trail.

Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite—and for good reason. These national parks are American treasures. But their red ravines, spewing geysers and endless valleys attract countless visitors, especially come summer. If you want a dose of natural beauty sans crazy crowds, you might want to plan a trip to one of these beautiful but somewhat lesser known national parks.

Everyone has heard of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite—and for good reason. These national parks are American treasures. But their red ravines, spewing geysers and endless valleys attract countless visitors, especially come summer. If you want a dose of natural beauty sans crazy crowds, you might want to plan a trip to one of these beautiful but somewhat lesser known national parks.

10 Must-see campsites in Colorado. 4.) Pinyon Flats Campground (Great Sand Dunes National Park)

These 10 Camping Spots In Colorado Are An Absolute Must See

10 Must-see campsites in Colorado. 4.) Pinyon Flats Campground (Great Sand Dunes National Park)

The John Muir Trail technically starts at the Happy Isles trailhead in Yosemite Valley, although there are a couple of alternative starting points, including Lyell Canyon and Tuolumne Meadows.

The John Muir Trail technically starts at the Happy Isles trailhead in Yosemite Valley, although there are a couple of alternative starting points, including Lyell Canyon and Tuolumne Meadows.

A young adventure-hound rafts the Grand Canyon for the second time and offers renewed insights on the importance of big-water days, slow mornings, and a sizable supply of beer.

A Return to the Colorado River: What It's Like to Raft the Grand Canyon

A young adventure-hound rafts the Grand Canyon for the second time and offers renewed insights on the importance of big-water days, slow mornings, and a sizable supply of beer.

The purpose of this article is less aimed at sharing a personal tale and is rather designed to provide a quick glimpse into each National Park contained within the Lower 48 states.

The purpose of this article is less aimed at sharing a personal tale and is rather designed to provide a quick glimpse into each National Park contained within the Lower 48 states.

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