Scenic Drive Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area Las Vegas Nevada Scenic Loop Road Red Rock Canyon
Scenic Drive is a picturesque loop road through Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. The road offers a memorable drive or bike ride with access to numerous trails and overlooks. Scenic Drive is 12.5 miles long if you drive straight through and about 13 miles long if you pull off at each of the various overlooks. A few things to know from the start: Scenic Drive is a... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 24, 2016
Scenic Roads Valley of Fire State Park Nevada Picturesque Drives White Domes Road Valley of Fire Highway Scenic Loop Road
Every road through Valley of Fire State Park is scenic. The biggest wows come on White Domes Road, an official state and national scenic byway. The main road through the park, Valley of Fire Highway, is honored for its surrounding beauty as well. Scenic Loop Road branches off Valley of Fire Highway and can be used to bike or drive a 3-mile circuit past numerous natural... Read more.
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Hobbiton Movie Set Tourist Farm Lord of the Rings Visit the Shire Hobbiton Tour Matamata Waikato Region New Zealand Explore Middle Earth
If you ever read J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings or watched the trilogy directed by Peter Jackson, you probably wished that the peaceful, bucolic land of the hobbits was a real place. As it turns, the Shire exists and you can go there! At the Hobbiton Movie Set, you can stroll up to Bag End, drink like a hobbit at the Green Dragon Inn, and walk past hobbit hole... Read more.
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Forester Kangaroo Drive Mount William National Park Tasmania Australia wildlife viewing kangaroos wallabies
The kangaroos and wallabies are everywhere! That's what you'll be saying if you travel along Forester Kangaroo Drive in Mount William National Park. At dawn and dusk these marsupials come out in droves to graze in the fields along this 11.25-kilometer (7-mile) long road. Forester Kangaroos are the only kangaroos in Tasmania, and this is one of the best places to see them,... Read more.
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Koala Conservation Centre on Phillip Island Koala Preserve Koalas Conservation Center
While it only covers about one hundred square kilometers, Phillip Island in Victoria Australia has numerous opportunities to see wildlife. To see koalas amongst the eucalyptus, the place to go is the Koala Conservation Centre, which has an informative visitor center, walking trails, and elevated boardwalks where you see koalas up close. The main attractions, the Koala... Read more.
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Tagged with · Koalas · Phillip Island · Wheelchair-Friendly · Wildlife Viewing
Distance: 1.2 kilometers / 0.75 miles – Elevation change: 15 meters / 50 feet
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Grizzly Falls Picnic Area Sequoia National Forest Grizzly Waterfall Cedar Grove Area
If you are driving down Generals Highway to the Cedar Grove Area of Kings Canyon National Park, you should feel compelled to check out Grizzly Falls. The obscured view of the 80-foot waterfall from the road should be incentive enough for you to stop, and you can get to the base of Grizzly Falls via a super short and easy 0.1-mile round trip stroll. The anything-but-arduous... Read more.
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Tagged with · Cedar Grove · Free Trails · Hume Lake Ranger District · Picnic Area · Waterfalls
Distance: 0.1 miles – Elevation change: 10 feet
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Kumeyaay Indian Village Site Anza-Borrego Desert State Park Native American morteros location to visit
Labeled simply as the Village Site on park maps, the Kumeyaay Village in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is an easy to visit location where Native Americans lived for thousands of years. Take a short stroll around a pile of boulders along Mine Wash Road and spot grinding holes among the rocks. A sign at the Kumeyaay Village reads: Native desert people have been attracted... Read more.
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Artist Point viewpoint Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park
Artist Point is one of the marquee overlooks on the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, with an exceptional perspective of canyon's most famous feature, the 308-foot Lower Falls. The viewpoint juts out from the south wall of the canyon and is just a short 0.1-mile walk from South Rim Drive. Beyond the paved trail, you can continue hiking along the south rim of the... Read more.
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Tagged with · Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone · National Parks · Waterfalls
Distance: 0.2 miles – Elevation change: 50 feet
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Lookout Point Lower Falls North Rim Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park
Lookout Point, like Inspiration Point, is a panoramic overlook on the north rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. Lookout Point offers a stunning view of the 308-foot Lower Falls tier of Yellowstone Falls. Similar to Inspiration Point, you may drive right up to Lookout Point or visit the overlook as a stop on North Rim Trail. The minimum distance to Lookout... Read more.
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Tagged with · Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone · National Parks · Waterfalls
Distance: 0.15 miles – Elevation change: 25 feet
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Inspiration Point viewpoint North Rim Overlook Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River in Yellowstone National Park
Starting with the Upper Falls of Yellowstone Falls, The Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River runs northeast for over 20 miles, carving a 1,000-foot deep gash in the pine-covered landscape. The north and south rims are separated by a mere 3/4 of a mile, with treacherously steep canyon walls painted in oranges, yellows and reds. While you can only see a sliver of... Read more.
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Distance: 0.1 miles – Elevation change: 50 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 26, 2016