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Top 3 Places in the USA to go Hiking with your HeyGroup

Updated: Nov 21, 2023

1. Glacier National Park

The first place to go Hiking is Glacier National Park, located on the border of Canada and Montana and was named because of the remnants of the glaciers from the ice age. Often called, the "Crown of the Continent," it's saturated with a dizzying array of natural beauty. Countless hikers describe it as their favorite place to hike and the park features a variety of trails for all skill levels. The Trail of the Cedars (home to towering and beautiful cedars) being the easiest to the challenging Grinnell Glacier (which offers remarkable views). On top of that, the park includes more than 700 lakes, a crazy amount of waterfalls, and two mountain ranges, which spread across more than 1 million acres that tackle the shelter of wildlife.

Forgetting the breathtaking geological features, there is also a lot of history that lies within the park. The scenic, 50-mile drive through the park, known as the Going-to-the-Sun Road, is National Historic Landmark and a spectacular array of engineering. It offers amazing views, as well as access to popular hiking trails. Many of the park's lodges, chalets and hotels were constructed by the Great Northern Railway in the early 20th century as well and are on the National Register of Historic Places. It is truly an unbelievable place to visit with your HeyGroup!

2. Zion National Park

The second place to go with your HeyGroup is named after the Hebrew word "refuge," Zion National Park is situated in Utah's southwest corner and is no longer the quiet sanctuary it once was. The park is now one of the most popular in the country, welcoming more than 4 million visitors per year. It's as if travelers stumbled upon a secret and can't get enough of it, they can view its Virgin River or ascending Angels Landing, with each bend in the river or turn in the trail offering an even more breathtaking view. Plus, the blanket of stars that illuminates the night sky is a welcome nightcap to a day filled with adventures. And when it's time to come back from the refuge to reality, the 166-mile drive from Las Vegas or the 308-mile drive from Salt Lake City is just about the right amount of time to process all the beauty you just experienced. It is also a truly amazing experience to plan within the HeyGroup App!

3. Grand Teton National Park

Thirdly, hovering above the Jackson Hole Valley with jagged snow-topped peaks, Wyoming's incredible Teton Mountains are in high relief at Grand Teton National Park. From the 13,770 foot Grand Teton to the dazzling Jenny and Jackson lakes, which reflect the mountains in their depths, it's photo-op overload. But the park isn't just for mountaineers and photographers. In the peak summer season, the area's trails speak to hikers of all talents and abilities, and reveal gems like hidden waterfalls and breathtaking views of the Tetons. Meanwhile, the Snake River appeals to kayakers, rafters and those who simply fancy a float. Historic districts like Menors Ferry and Mormon Row attract history buffs interested in the 19th-century past of this piece of Western Frontier.

The nearly 500-square-mile park also contains an array of wildlife, including black bears, grizzlies, moose, antelope and bison. Plus, autumn visitors can witness the park light up with golden aspens. Travelers who want to tick off another national park on the same vacation can travel the few miles north to Yellowstone, which adjoins Grand Teton. Make sure you and your hiking HeyGroup make it here as well!

Which Place is your Favorite?

  • Glacier National Park

  • Zion National Park

  • Grand Teton National Park

Download the HeyGroup App to coordinate a trip to one of these places!


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