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Visiting America's national parks
America has some of the most beautiful and diverse wildernesses on the planet, and luckily, many of these areas have remained protected by the federal government - ensuring that they aren't spoiled by human development. If you're looking for a great road trip idea, here are some car travel tips on visiting three of America's national parks.
Before visiting California's Death Valley, you'll want to brush up on some car safety tips, as the harsh desert environment can do a number on your vehicle. This national park is the hottest, driest and lowest wilderness in the country. Visitors traveling through Death Valley will notice the gorgeous sand dunes, desert wildlife and plants as well as its colorful rock formations, reports the National Park Service.
Located in Montana, Glacier National Park is connected to Waterton Lakes National Park of Canada - forming the first International Peace Park, according to VisitMT.com. The park features all the beauty of the northern Rocky Mountains as well as the Continental Divide, which visitors can traverse across using the Going-to-the-Sun Road - a 50-mile highway that follows the formation.
If you're looking to explore the Appalachian Mountains, Shenandoah National Park is a great place to do it. The park is located in western Virginia and features a large section of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Drivers can get a comprehensive view of the wilderness along Skyline Drive, a 105-mile road that follows the edge of the park, according to the National Park Service.