Things to Do

Mountain parks offer spectacular views and countless recreational opportunities. Before you go on your trip, discover some the different outdoor recreation activities available in national parks — adventure awaits!
Female aid climbing big wall in Zion National Park

From mountaineering to bouldering, beginner to advanced — national parks have something for climbers of every skill level.

a hiker with backpack and hiking pole looks out at a vast snowy mountain in Denali National Parka
Trails & Hiking

Time to lace up your hiking boots! National parks offer many opportunities to hit the trails.

More Information

Outdoor recreation opportunities allow people to more fully experience our beautiful public lands and waterways. The U.S. Department of the Interior has hundreds of recreation opportunities for you to explore on your public lands in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Visit to make reservations, buy passes and get permits.

Here are some ideas for things to do

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    Last updated: December 1, 2020