Best National Parks To Visit In Winter

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Away.com discusses the best National Parks to visit in the Winter.

    Amanda Lukoff: National Parks usually top travel lists in the spring, summer and rainfall. But at Away.

    com, we have three National Parks that should also be on your winter travel list.

    Banff National Park in Alberta Canada doesn't allow snowmobiles or ATVs, but that is part of what makes it so pristine. It's Canada's oldest National Park and features landscapes ranging from hot springs to glaciers. In winter, visitors can snowshoe or cross-country ski the trails around park and Lake Louise, and the delightful mountain town of Banff is a great access point.

    If cold isn't really your thing, then appear into an active volcano at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This park encompasses more than 200,000 acres on the Big Island and features the most active volcano in the world, a long-side desert, and forest terrain. Besides hiking, the volcano visitors can bike the road, hike through lava tubes or even ride horse back to the Pacific Ocean.

    California's Death Valley National Park is one of the hottest and driest places in the world which means winter is the perfect time for hiking, and camping here. This Park ranges in elevation from 282 feet below sea level to more than 11,000 feet above, Death Valley's 3.

    4 million acres, the largest park in the continental U.

    S, will give you more than enough room to explore.

    So, if you love national parks, don't think you have to wait until winter is over to enjoy them.