Free National Park Guides

We love the national parks so much, that we wanted to share that love with the world. So, we've spent countless hours putting together these resources, just to share with our friends! Scroll through the guides below to find one of your choosing. You can also do a search by hitting ctrl+f (command+f on mac) and search for the name of the park you are looking for.

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite features sheer granite cliffs, exceptionally tall waterfalls, and old-growth forests at unique intersection of geology and hydrology. Half Dome and El Capitan rise from the park’s centerpiece, the glacier-carved Yosemite Valley, and from its vertical walls dropYosemite Falls, one of North America’s tallest waterfalls at 2,425 feet high. Three giant sequoia groves, along with pristine wilderness in the heart of the Sierra Nevada, are home to a wide variety of rare plant and animal species.


Yellowstone National Park

Situated on the Yellowstone Caldera, the park has an expansive network of geothermal areas including boiling mud pots, vividly colored hot springs such as Grand Prismatic Spring, and regularly erupting geysers, the best-known being Old Faithful. The yellow-hued Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River contains several high waterfalls, and four mountain ranges traverse the park. More than 60 mammal species including gray wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, lynxes, bison, and elk, make this park one of the best wildlife viewing spots in the country.


Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon, carved by the mighty Colorado River, is 277 miles long, up to 1 mile deep, and up to 15 miles wide. Millions of years of erosion have exposed the multicolored layers of the Colorado Plateau in mesas and canyon walls, visible from both the north and south rims, or from a number of trails that descend into the canyon itself.


Great Smoky Mountains national Park

The Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains, span a wide range of elevations, making them home to over 400 vertebrate species, 100 tree spiders, and 5000 plant species. Hiking is the park’s main attraction, with over 800 miles of trails, including 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Other activities include fishing, horesback riding, and touring nearly 80 historic structures.


Zion National Park

Located at the junction of Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert, this park contains sandstone features such as mesas, rock towers, and canyons, including the Virgin River Narrows. The various sandstone formations and the forks of the Virgin River create a wilderness divided into four ecosystems: desert, riparian, woodland, and coniferous forest.


Rocky Mountain National Park

Bisected north to south by the Continental Divide, this portion of the Rockies has ecosystems varying from over 150 riparian lakes to montane an subalpine forests to treeless alpine tundra. Wildlife including mule deer, bighorn sheep, black bears, and cougars inhibit its igneous mountains and glacial valleys. Longs Peak, a classic Colorado fourteener, and the scenic Bear Lake are popular destinations, as well as the historic Trail Ridge Road, which reaches an elevation of more than 12,000 feet.


More Guides Coming Soon!

Be on the lookout for the following guides coming soon:

  • Grand Teton National Park
  • Death Valley National Park
  • Glacier National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Crater Lake National Park