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Joshua Tree National Park

Size: 
790636 acres

Location

Joshua Tree National Park
74485 National Park Drive
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277
United States
Phone: (760) 367-5500
34° 7' 46.2828" N, 116° 2' 12.9732" W

Joshua Tree National Park is located in southern California and protects desert area filled with the park's namesake Joshua trees. The park covers an area larger than the state of Rhode Island and includes portions of two deserts, the Mojave Desert and the Colorado Desert. The San Bernardino Mountains also run through a portion of the park, providing start contrast to the surround desert.

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Size: 
70448 acres

Location

Theodore Roosevelt National Park
315 2nd Avenue
Medora, ND 58645
United States
Phone: (701) 623-4730
46° 54' 56.7792" N, 103° 31' 28.254" W

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is located in the badlands of western North Dakota. The park is named for the 26th President of the United States who is well regarded as a conservationist. The park has three sections: the Elkhorn Ranch Unit, the North Unit and the South Unit. The Little Missouri River winds through all three units and the Maah Daah Hey Trail connects all three units of the park.

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve

Size: 
45000 acres

Location

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve
15316 County Road 4201
Pawhuska, OK 74056
United States
Phone: (918) 287-3623 ‎
36° 51' 24.192" N, 96° 25' 20.0856" W

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is located at the southern end of the Flint Hills in Osage County, Oklahoma and is owned and managed by the Nature Conservancy. The preserve is the largest protected portion of the Tallgrass Region of the Great Plains.

City of Rocks National Reserve

Size: 
14407 acres

Location

City of Rocks National Reserve
City of Rocks Back Road
Cassia, ID 83312
United States
Phone: (208) 824-5901
41° 58' 37.0344" N, 113° 41' 30.7608" W

City of Rocks National Reserve is located in South Central Idaho and is governed by both the National Park Service and the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. The reserve protects a portion of the historic California Trail and its landscape filled with granite pinnacles and monoliths.

City of Rocks is well known for rock climbing and there are over 700 climbing routes developed. Its granite spires range from 30 to 300 feet high and offer moderate to advanced difficulty.

Smith Rock State Park

Size: 
651 acres

Location

Smith Rock State Park
9241 Wallenberg Road
Terrebonne, OR 97760
United States
Phone: (541) 548-7501
44° 21' 36.4428" N, 121° 8' 19.8276" W

Smith Rock State Park is located in central Oregon on the high desert plateau. Within the park, the Crooked River winds through large rock spires formed by volcanic activity. The rock cliffs are internationally known for rock climbing and there are hundreds of climbing routes within the park.