Top 10 U.S. National Parks

Wheelchair Access Guides + Tips

What is access is like at one the U.S. National Parks? The Access 2 Parks Project has been collecting data and information about accessibility at parks in the United States and throughout the world. America has some of the finest parks in the world, so come and explore these national treasures. Below you will find the TOP 10 National Parks in the U.S., based on NPS visitor information, with reviews an access information so you can plan your next trip. Now get outside!   

Overview: Yosemite National Park

Overview: Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains of California is one of the most popular attractions in the world and with so many accessible options for travelers, it is a destination everyone should visit. It is a place of beauty, history and outdoor...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Southern, USA is one of the most visited parks in the country. These wheelchair travel tips will help prepare you for your visit to this national park. It's only just the beginning,...

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Sequoia + Kings Canyon National Park

Sequoia + Kings Canyon National Park

The grouping of four towering sequoia redwoods alongside the road in the Sierra Mountains, known as the “Four Guardsmen,” and are usually the first stop for visitors when approaching the two parks. Vehicles scurry to find a place to park alongside the road, but I fly...

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Utah: Zion National Park Travel Guide

Utah: Zion National Park Travel Guide

Of all the National Parks in Southern Utah, Zion National Park is perhaps the most unique and one of the most fertile places in the state, which is likely why so many Native American groups inhabited the area. The park itself is quite large, and the area where the...

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio

Cuyahoga Valley was officially made a National Park in 1974 when local citizens and their representatives sought to preserve this scenic green space nestled between the industrial cities of Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. View park map. The 33,000-acre park sits within the...

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Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado: Rocky Mountain National Park

In Colorado, the Rocky Mountain National Park is a hiker's paradise with over 50 day-hikes and many opportunities for multiple day backpacking trips.  Wonderful for able-bodied visitor but challenging for those who use a wheelchair or scooter to get around....

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Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Shenandoah National Park is located in the Great Appalachian Valley on the East Coast of the United States in the Blue Ridge Mountains of north-central Virginia about 1.5 hours from Washington D.C.. It is a narrow and elongated park stretching over 100...

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Utah: Arches National Park Accessibility

Utah: Arches National Park Accessibility

  Arches National Park is one of Utah’s most visited destinations due to the plethora of wind-chiseled arches. Many of the parks iconic arches can be seen right from the road and some have accessible pathways to viewpoints or short trails, though most are...

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Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

Utah: Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah offers a series of viewpoints of the canyon, some with short walkways that are accessible. The park provides a printable PDF guide but updates along with additional information...

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Joshua Tree National Park Access Guide

Joshua Tree National Park Access Guide

  Joshua Tree National Park, 794,000 acres of desert wilderness – where the Mojave and Colorado Deserts merge in California near Palm Springs and Palm Desert. In this section of the world, relentless sun...

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