Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn

Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn

Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn Is Just Two Miles From The Entrance To The Grand Canyon And Six Miles From The Trailheads. One Of The Natural Wonders Of The World, Visitors Come To See The Canyon’s Multicolored Rocks, The Steep And Embayed Rims, And The Isolated Towers And Mesas, Which Often Catch The Contrast Of Sun And Shadow, Glowing With Beautiful Changing Hues. Many Overlooks Are Accessible By Car And Offer Spectacular Views Of The Canyon. The Flagstaff Pulliam Airport Is 84 Miles Away.

This Best Western Provides 250 Guestrooms In Six Buildings. The Three-story Main Building Has An Elevator And Interior Corridors, And Five Two-story Buildings Have Staircases And Exterior Corridors. Room Decor Reflects The Colors Of The Grand Canyon And Features Southwestern Artwork. Each Room Includes Cable Television, Internet Access And Coffeemakers, And Guests Receive Complimentary Continental Breakfasts.

The Hotel Provides A Seasonal Outdoor Swimming Pool, Two Tennis Courts, Fitness Center With Sauna And Spa, Six- Lane Bowling Center, And Fun Center With Billiard Tables And Video Games. Helicopter And Airline Tours To The Grand Canyon Are Within A Half-mile, And Land-based Tours Pick Up Guests At The Hotel. The Apache Stables, Two Miles Away, Offers Horseback Riding. Bright Angel Rim And South Kailbab Trailheads Are Six Miles From The Hotel.

The Best Western Has Two Restaurants And A Bar. The Coronado Room Serves Steak, Seafood And Southwestern Fare For Dinner Only. The Canyon Room Includes Both Southwestern And American Dishes In A Family-friendly Environment. The Saguaros Sports Bar Has Beer, Cocktails And Other Beverages And Features Multiple Televisions Tuned To Sporting Events.

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Rocky Mountain National Park

March 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Rocky Mountain

rocky-mountains-588Rocky Mountain National Park is a vast area that conserves the naturalism of the Rocky Mountains. The total area of this park is nearly 265,000 acres. There are no motels, shops, houses or any commercial buildings in this park, and it is barely possible to spot few roads. You can find long hiking trails with many rough country camping spots and minimally enhanced campgrounds. This park offers the beautiful views of the mountains with out any other views and attractions.

Major attractions:

Fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, backpacking, mountain climbing, horseback riding, mountain biking and sightseeing are the major attractions in Rocky Mountain National Park. You can see many wilderness outfitters and horse rental stables outside the park. So it is possible to rent a horse or go for a guided tour by horseback or by walking. Next to Estes Park, you can find a well-known Rocky Mountain School for rock climbing and mountaineering.  It offers wilderness adventures for everyone. You can find more than 350 miles of hiking trails in this park. It is possible to see simple short day hikes as well as tough climbs and long backpacking excursions. This is an ideal place for rock and mountain climbers. This park presents all the experiences from easy starting stage of rock climbing and mountain hiking to severe “big wall” technical climbing for the veteran climbers. This park is remaining open for all winter season for cross-country skiing and snowshoe hiking. You can not spot even a single downhill ski resort in this park.

Gateway to the park:

Rocky Mountain National Park is positioned about 75 miles northwest of Denver, Colorado. You can easily reach this park by a drive from Denver through Interstate 25 to Loveland and west on route 34 to East Park. You can spot the little village Estes Park, Colorado just on the outer side of the doorway of the park on the rim of a lake in a mountain valley bounded by a snow covered summit. Because of the closeness of the park, the town becomes a major tourist spot. You can see many hotels, restaurants and shops in the town. Also you can see many outfitters and horse rentals and guides, those who can assist you on the tour.

The park is open everyday:

It is possible to visit this park everyday and it is open to the public always. But it is not possible to travel because of heavy snowfall during November through May. Trail Ridge Road is a 45 mile long road with some fantastic views from Colorado to Granby Lake. You can see herds of elk in the western valleys, mountain sheep and mountain goats next to the high paths and moose in the flourishing grazing lands on the eastern hill. It is possible to travel another 25 miles to see the mining town of Idaho Springs and come back through Interstate 70.

Glacier National Park

March 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Glacier, Top National Parks

glacier-national-park-588Glacier National Park, known to Native Americans as the “Shining Mountains” and the “Backbone of the World”, is located along the spine of the Rocky Mountains in the NW corner of Montana.  Glacier offers you alpine meadows, rugged mountains, pristine forests and spectacular lakes.  You will find more than 700 miles of trails which makes for a hikers paly ground or for anyone seeking the adventurous wilderness and solitude.

Glacier National Park is composed of more than one million acres of lakes, forests, rugged peaks and alpine meadows, along with glacial-carved valleys in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Its makes a home to over 70 species of mammals including the wolverines, lynx, grizzly bears and gray wolves. There are more than  228 species of birds that visit or reside in the park, including such diverse species as the golden eagles, dippers and the harlequin ducks.  The landscape is a hiker’s paradise that is traversed by more than 750 miles of maintained hiking trails.

The glacier carved terrain is what the park is primarily named for.  The deposited materials and the bedrock exposed by the diminishing glaciers tell a story of  geologic faults,ancient seas,  and the appearance of giant slabs of the earth’s ancient crust overlaying younger strata. The result of these combined forces is some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

In 1932 Glacier National Park and Waterton Lakes National Park, across the border in Canada, were designated Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. This designation celebrates the longstanding peace and friendship between the two nations. Both parks have since been designated International Biosphere Reserves and together were recognized in 1995 as a World Heritage Site. Clearly this resource is deserving of world-class recognition.

Yellowstone National Park

March 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Top National Parks, Yellowstone

yellowstone-national-park-588You can explore some of the interesting and strangest geological features in Yellowstone National Park. The huge volcanic base is the remains of a massive volcano that erupted many millions of  years ago. This is one of the places where you can see hot water and steam bubbling, hissing and gurgling as it explodes out of the earth.  It is possible to see geysers at several places in the world, but you can see more vigorously active geysers at Yellowstone National Park than any other location in the world.
Yellowstone National Park is the first ever park formed by United States Government in the year 1876 to conserve the natural beauty of this wonderful place. You can see the ranges of American native wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. You can see wild bison, deer, wolves, coyotes, wild elk, moose, eagles and bears in this park. It is not difficult to spot out these wild animals; you can normally see these animals while you travel by a car through the lovely scenery of Yellowstone.

Yellowstone National Park is located in the northwest corner of Wyoming along the borders of Montana and Idaho. Yellowstone is easily accessible from Jackson Wyoming, Cody Wyoming, Idaho Falls Idaho and Bozeman Montana. You can find airports in all of these places and reach the Park in few hours. But it is a must to have a car to enjoy all the attraction in the Park.
You can find the village of West Yellowstone at the western side of the park with a pleasant choice of accommodation, service stations, stores and restaurants. Gardiner, a small town on the northern entrance of Yellowstone offers some of these facilities as well. At the western side of the park you can visit restaurants, stores, and service stations.

Sightseeing is the key attraction in Yellowstone National Park. Once you enter into the park you must be careful on your driving, because other vehicles may be parked in the middle of the park to see the animals. It is quite usual to see wild elk grazing close to the road and oversize bison in the middle of the highway. Mostly the local wild animals are very friendly with the visitors and they no longer fear humans.
It is dangerous to approach the large bison though. You should be very careful during the visit, because Yellowstone National Park is not a zoo; it is just a park so the animals are not tamed.

The most famous geyser, known as “Old Faithful”, is there in front of the visitor’s center. It frequently erupts, roughly every 90 minutes. The park rangers regularly post the estimated eruption times for six or eight geysers that usually remain to preset cycles. To see more than a few geyser eruptions you have to wait with patience. You can find small boxes in the park filled with the interpretive leaflets for a 50-cent donation. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone is the major attraction and it is an ideal place to take photographs and sight seeing.

Camping, hiking and backpacking are the other major attractions on Yellowstone National Park. You can find 100 miles of hiking trails through the forests, plains and mountains of Yellowstone. Most of the trails are prepared with wilderness camping shelters and backpackers.  Yellowstone Lake and Lewis Lake have boat launch ramps for boating. The Mammoth, Canyon Village and Tower Roosevelt Service Centers have riding stables where you can rent horses and participate in guided trail rides.

In the winter, Yellowstone Park becomes a wonderland of snow filled landscapes combined with boiling hot springs, columns of fluttering white vapors and river steaming waters. It is possible to see the strange and beautiful lands in the winter season, but it is difficult to drive a car there. Most of the roads in Yellowstone remain closed from November to March. In order to protect the fragile environment and the wildlife, the National Park Service strictly limits the number of visitors and the number of snow vehicles entering the park. So it is important to make prior reservation to visit the Yellowstone National Park in winter season.

Zion National Park

March 24, 2009 by  
Filed under Top National Parks, Zion

zion-national-park-588Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah, 309 miles south of Salt Lake City, and 43 miles northeast of St. George. Most of the visitors prefer to enter in this park through the south entrance next to the town of Springdale. Private motor vehicles are strictly prohibited in Zion canyon, shuttle bus service is there to serve you.
Zion National Park is a beautiful area and nothing can go beyond it’s beauty. The size of Zion is same as Yosemite but the graciousness and attractiveness of the figure is really incomparable. Zion is a wonderland of image descriptions. The height of the valley is nearly 2,000 feet and it has the floor of creamy sandstone.

Zion National Park attracts most of its first time visitors with its gigantic stone sculptures, green forests and roaring rivers and breathtaking vistas, and the first time visitors will never forget the experience in their life with the various collections of colors, a lively mixture of vermilion, magenta, cyan and azure. Zion National Park is the all time favorite destination for the tourist to experience the American West, both for the first timers and regular visitors.

The complete area of Zion National Park is more than 147,000 acres. The territory passes from desert to forest. The weather and temperature will vary from time to time; you can experience more than 100F in the summer and in winter it is often covered with snow.

Major Attractions:

Hiking is the best source to explore the entire Zion National Park. You can see many paths with picturesque views. Familiar day-hikes comprise the Emerald Pool Trail which breeze through the forest of maple, cottonwood and oak trees and numerous waterfalls to reach the scenic Emerald Pools. The most exhausting day-hike is Angeles Landing Trail; this is a 1,500 feet peak, which gives you wonderful views into Zion canyon.
You are not allowed to over night hike in Zion National Park with out prior permission from the tourism office. This park offers many backpacking potentials. Most of the land in Zion National Park is rocky and uneven, but the scenery is worth watching.

Rock-Climbing is an additional trendy activity in the park. It is an ideal place for skilled climbers, because most of the rocks are loose and climbers have to place their own protection. This highest sandstone precipice all over the canyon presenting you lots of challenging routs and it is really a heaven for skilled climbers.

Riverside Walk:

To get the real experience of Zion National Park, it is better to follow the Riverside Walk up the Virgin River. The cement path is only for 2 miles long and it is possible to see many trailside and hanging wildflowers on the way. It is better to bring hiking boots and be prepared to get wet. Because, most of the canyons are narrow for side paths forcing the hiker to get in to the river over slippery rocks. You are not bound to get permission for day hiking, but it is better to confirm the weather condition and have a word with ranger before you start, because fresh floods are common in this area.

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