Monday, August 30, 2021

Phillip Elden: 4 National Parks You Should Visit In 2021

Phillip Elden

As a conservation specialist, Phillip Elden says that visiting our National Parks is the best way to see the unspoiled beauty of the United States. Here, Elden lists four of his favorites that you can’t miss in 2021. 
Sequoia National Park 
Often voted one of the most beautiful parks in the country, Phillip Elden says that Sequoia National Park is unique for one thing: trees. This California-based natural area has the largest trees on the entire planet. At 275 feet tall with a base of more than 36-feet in diameter, Sequoia is home to General Sherman, a tree you must see to believe. 

Rocky Mountain National Park 
Just an hour and a half north of Denver, the Rocky Mount National Park has the most beautiful scenery in the entire state of Colorado. With 147 Lakes and more than 300 miles of trails, you can easily hike, bike, or drive through the Rocky Mountain National Park for days on end and never see the same sites. Phillip Elden says that it’s best to rent a cabin as home base and enjoy sleeping on one of the more than 118 peaks that are more than 10,000 feet above sea level. 
Arches National Park 
Established back in 1929, Arches National Park sits in the beautiful Moab area of Utah. The Park is bordered by the Colorado River and is home to approximately 2100 sandstone arches. Arches National Park’s highest point is Elephant Butte, and there is no public transportation available inside the park. Phillip Elden says to rent a room in Moab and make the trek to Arches to enjoy some of Utah’s most unique scenery. 
Yellowstone National Park is one of the oldest official National Parks in the United States, and it was established in 1872. According to Phillip Elden, Yellowstone has an area of nearly 3500 square miles. If you can make it in September, you get to experience all of Yellowstone and its end-of-summer beauty.