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Bivy & Glamping Hub Share the Best National Park Adventures & Accommodations

Your vacation request is approved. Trip planning starts. But then comes the big decision – spend your time off relaxing in luxury or take a big adventure?

You don’t have to choose!

Bivy has partnered with Glamping Hub to create a list of luxury destinations closest to your bucket list adventures. Whether you’re gearing up to go canyoneering in Zion or hiking Mount Rainier, we’ve got the perfect trip and accommodations combo ready for you.

UTAH

Utah is an adventure sports paradise. Desert towers to climb, canyons of all varieties to explore, mountain biking and hiking – it has it all.

Zion National Park

Hiking Angel’s Landing is one of the most iconic experiences in all of Zion. You’ll still have great views when you walk back to this villa, complete with fireplace and jacuzzi tub and located less than half a mile from the park entrance. 

 

If the technical challenge of canyoneering is more your speed, Subway Canyon is a classic. This yurt, just outside the east entrance to the park, provides the perfect spot for a good night’s sleep before voyaging down the canyon.

 

Bryce National Park

The views of hoodoos make Bryce Canyon a unique experience. The Fairyland Loop Trail provides an up-close look of the rock formations as you wander through them. This modern country cabin is the perfect location to relax after a day of hiking away from the crowds of other visitors.

 

CALIFORNIA

California has a little something for everyone – the ocean, the Sierra, the redwoods, the desert. Just pick the temperatures you desire and the type of adventure that makes your heart sing and a trip to California will probably make it possible at any time of year.     

Yosemite National Park

Few destinations are as majestic and diverse as Yosemite. Glamping Hub has a luxury housing option close to the starting point of each bucket list adventure in the park.

Whether you plan to hike the Mist Falls Trail or take on the massive climb up Half Dome, consider using this large mountain house as base camp with up to 12 friends.  

 

For those planning on shorter, but no less epic, hikes this fully equipped house with huge windows is the perfect home base for trips including the Yosemite Upper Falls Trail.

 

For the climbers with their sights set on summiting El Cap, this log cabin on the west side of the park is the perfect home away from home to recover after the climb.

 

OREGON

Oregon is full of fresh adventures, especially for those who love greenery and waterfalls! A trip to the Pacific Northwest will not disappoint if you’re on a hunt for ideal weather and picturesque surroundings.

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake is the deepest lake in the United States and inspires awe from all perspectives. The Watchman Lookout hike provides a panoramic view of the lake, and this secluded cabin is the perfect spot to unwind and disconnect after a day on the trail.

 

 

WASHINGTON

Washington state is another wonderland of vast wilderness and varying landscapes. From glaciers to rainforests, adventures abound.

Mount Rainier National Park

The iconic Mount Rainier is an active volcano and the most glaciated peak in the US. This A-frame cabin is conveniently close to the Emmons Glacier Mountaineering Route and hiking the Wonderland Trail or the more remote Palisades Lake Trail.

 

Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park offers landscapes from old growth forests to glaciers and coastline. A day hiking the moderate Hurricane Hill trail is perfectly concluded with a stay in this cabin with a hot tub.

 

This cabin on the river is a perfect relaxation spot to keep the water views flowing after time on the Hoh River Trail.

 

TEXAS

When most people think of Texas, they picture vast desert landscapes with a few tumbleweeds rolling around. However, that picture isn’t complete! National Parks in Texas are lush and diverse.

Big Bend National Park

Big Bend National Park, located right near the Mexico border of West Texas, has giant limestone cliffs and river access galore. Hike the scenic Window Trail or go bouldering at Grapevine Hills and keep the nature experience and great views close at the end of the day with a stay in this remote eco-dome.

 

Guadalupe Mountains National Park

The Guadalupe Mountains are home to the highest point in Texas. Hike the eleven miles up to enjoy the 360-degree views from Guadalupe Peak and then escape back down to this romantic yurt.

 

MAINE

The Northeast is often most known for the big cities and crowds. However, nature escapes and adventures luckily are never too far away.

Acadia National Park

Holding its own as the closest national park to New York City, Acadia is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Book a weekend away in this awesome treehouse and fill your days hiking the Cadillac Mountain South Ridge or climbing the Precipice South Wall.

 

Where’s your next vacation taking you? Enjoying the life of luxury, roughing it for a big adventure, or the perfect combination of both? Let us know what you’re planning in the comments below or tag us on social media @bivyapp and @glampinghub.

Article written by  Jenn McAmis.  Follow Jenn’s Instagram @travelinglovefairy or on her website.