Most Americans would enjoy the experience of traveling to National Parks in order to view the scenic beauty that the areas have to offer. In addition to the visual opportunities, there are also endless other activities that the parks offer ranging from camping and hiking to helicopter rides and ATV adventures. Most people who are considering a trip to a National Park are also hesitant for a single reason, the driving. The majority of the National Parks in the United States are many miles away from the nearest city, and require a drive of many hours in order to simply get to the entrances. Before you even begin your day of adventure in the most beautiful places that the US has to offer, you are already worn out from the drive.
In recent years there has been tremendous growth in the “adventure tour” industry, which caters to people who are seeking to experience our National Parks, but who want to be guided along the way. If you have ever attempted a National Park tour on your own, you will quickly realize that upon entrance to the park you are provided with a map and some highlights, but you are generally on your own attempting to figure out how to best see and experience the park within the timeframe you have set out for yourself. In many National Parks there is no GPS signal as well, leaving you to attempt to find the areas you want to see on your own. Not only does this pose the risk of becoming lost, it also risks you not being able to find the areas you wanted to see, or potentially missing something that you would have enjoyed. Adventure tour companies take care of the driving for you, shuttling you to the National Park itself, and also providing guidance of the best highlights that the area can offer. You have the ability to sit back and relax during the trip to the area, then be shuttled to specific points of interest and given a background on why the area is interesting. You get to experience the National Park the way an adventurer would, without the problems that you would face if you attempted it on your own.