10 Best National Parks to See in the Fall

National Parks are amazing to see year-round, but some shine brightest during the autumn months, when fewer tourists and changing fall leaves make for a truly incredible outdoor experience.

If you love hiking, fishing, camping, and driving through the most beautiful spots in America and don’t mind the crisp autumn air, a visit to one of these 10 National Parks could be the perfect Fall Getaway:

1. Yosemite National Park in California

National Parks are beautiful in fall, like Yosemite National Park in California

Trover photo by Alex Sam

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15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.

Fall is the perfect time for a road trip. Not only do fall road trips offer relief from the heat and tourists of summer, but in many places they offer a breathtaking look at the foliage of changing seasons, just before the cold of winter sets in.

If you like crisp air, colorful fall leaves, and driving on scenic routes past mountains, forests, rivers and farms, you will love this list of the 15 Best Fall Road Trips in the U.S.:

1. See the famous Aspen groves in Telluride, Colorado

Aspens in Telluride, Colorado

Trover photo by Peyton Hale

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7 Desert Getaways You Need Right Now

The summer is winding down and back to school is almost here. Why not take a lasts minute trip to the desert for a final hot blast of summer? Each of our Western destinations offers hiking, beautiful vistas, and views for miles. Grab your hiking shoes and plenty of water and enjoy a final hike through some of the best the Western US has to offer travelers.

Palm Springs, CA

Surrounded by beautiful desert landscape, you can hike or bike during the morning and take a mid-century modern architecture tour in the afternoon.

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Photo by Paige Spee.

Borrego Springs, CA

Named for the herds of big horn sheep that wander the Anzo-Borrego State Park, the largest of California’s state parks offers golf, tennis, and horseback riding.

BorregoSprings

Photo by Off The Beaten Track.

Superior, AZ

The Boyce Thompson State Park offers hiking trails and a large collection of plants, flowers, and trees.

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Photo by Tim Brewer.

Moab, UT

Visit Arches National Park for the world’s biggest collection of natural stone openings. Next visit Canyonlands National Park located on top of a 1000 ft mesa for incredible views of canyons for thousands of miles.

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Photo by Steve Hirsch.

Tucson, AZ

Head to Sabino Canyon for lots of hiking trails and the cooling waterfalls near Sabino Creek.

Tucson

Photo by Cara Mason Rea.

Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

Hike a mile down into the canyon or hire a helicopter to get a more vertical view of one of the most popular tourist sites in the US.

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Photo by Carson Tilley.

Joshua Tree State Park, CA

Rock climbing, hiking and scrambling are all popular in this California favorite.

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Photo by Tales from the Mutiny.

Find more gorgeous desert options here. Also be sure to check out our beautiful stargazing options here. And as always, find more at Trover.com.

7 Photos to Celebrate America the Beautiful

Happy Independence Day, America! To celebrate the 239th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, here are a few photos of America the Beautiful to stir up your national pride or inspire a visit to the States if July 4th is not a national holiday where you live:

1. Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in Arizona

Trover photo by Claudia Matteau

 

2. Reflection Lake at Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington

Trover photo by Mark Rentz

 

3. Bay Bridge seen from the Embarcadero in San Francisco, California

Trover photo by Kristin Repsher

 

4. Niagara Falls in Niagara Falls, New York

 

5. Maroon Bells in the Elk Mountains of Colorado

Trover photo by Jen – Nealys On Wheels

 

6. Delicate Arch in Arches National Park in Utah

Trover photo by max seigal

 

7. Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Trover photo by Quintin Doroquez

 

Want to feel even more patriotic? Check out the full list of photos celebrating America the Beautiful here, and don’t forget to share your own photos of America the Beautiful on Trover!

13 Ledges That Will Test Your Fear of Heights

For fearless mountain climbers, the world offers no shortage of incredible cliffs, ledges, ridges, and mountain faces to tackle. But with the thrill of the climb and the reward of jaw-dropping views comes heights which can be paralyzing to some.

To save you the hard work and the crippling fear that might overcome you, we’ve assembled some of the most awesome ledges from around the world. Read on to see what your comfort zone is:

1. Trolltunga (“Troll’s Tongue”) cliff above Ringedalsvatnet Lake in Odda, Norway

Trover photo by Earth Trekkers

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