Summer is here! After working all week long make the most of your weekend by checking out one of these five National Parks in the United States. Whether you're into camping, hiking, swimming or trail running, each one of these parks has something unique to offer to get you out into the great outdoors. Now, just don’t forget your Bare Republic sunscreen!
Zion National Park - Located in southwest Utah, this nature preserve is distinguished by Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs. The Virgin River of Zion flows to the Emerald Pools, which have waterfalls and a hanging garden. This makes Zion the perfect oasis for any avid adventurer.
Mesa Verde National Park - Down in southwest Colorado this park is known for its well-preserved Ancestral Puebloan cliff dwellings, and notably the huge Cliff Palace. Be sure to drive down Mesa Top Loop Road as it winds past archaeological sites and overlooks, including Sun Point Overlook with panoramic canyon views.
Sequoia National Park - This park is adjacent to Kings Canyon National Park in California's southern Sierra Nevada mountains. It's best known for its huge sequoia trees, especially the General Sherman Tree dominating the Giant Forest. Whether you are looking for an intense hike or a nature walk, the Sequoias have something for everyone!
Mount Rainier National Park - A 369 square mile Washington state reserve southeast of Seattle, surrounds glacier-capped, 14,410 foot Mount Rainier. The park’s 5,400 foot high Paradise overlook offers mountain views, summertime wildflower meadows and hiking trailheads. The highest point in the park is reachable by car so visitors can admire Rainier and other nearby volcanoes, such as Mount Adams.
Crater Lake National Park - In the heart of the Cascade Mountains of southern Oregon, this park is known for its namesake Crater Lake. It was formed by the now-collapsed volcano, Mount Mazama. The Rim Drive, a road surrounding the the deepest lake in North America, offers views of the park’s volcanic formations. The park’s numerous trails include Sun Notch, with views of the Phantom Ship.
The good news is you can skip the gym (and the bar tab) and get in a workout + quality time with friends at one of these National Parks. Be sure to throw your Bare Republic sunscreen in with your gear and #GoBareOutside this summer!