Forget hiking through wildflowers or exploring ocean shores. When it comes to outdoor expeditions, your sidekick prefers sledding, snowshoeing, and wandering desert dunes. This winter, find your land of adventure at a National Park during the Park Service’s 100th year. Flip through our faves to find yours!

Big Bend National Park, Tx

If snow isn’t a prereq for your family’s winter adventure, check out Big Bend in west Texas. Its welcoming mild temps are a big part of its appeal. Floating the Rio Grande is another. Winter is a great time of year to book a half-day float through the deep canyons, where spotting critters, both in and out of the water, makes fun sport for your mini crew.


photo: daveynin via Flickr

Psst…if you can’t make it to a National Park this winter, no problem. Watching National Parks Adventure on your local museum’s IMAX screen should do the trick. It’s a virtual visit you won’t soon forget!

Do you have a favorite National Park to visit in winter? Tell us about it in a Comment. 

—Allison Sutcliffe