The National Park system of the United States is home to some of the most impressive and stunning landscapes, and they’re right here in our own backyard. Connect with nature as you walk along with park rangers on these virtual and 360° interactive tours that provide a stunning glimpse of the trails and vistas of our natural wonderlands. It may not be the same as lacing up your hiking boots and inhaling the crisp, clean air of the wilderness, but you’ll get the feeling from the sights and sounds nonetheless. Sit back and take in the hidden worlds and beauty these landscapes preserve along with a park ranger to guide you. Make sure to click on the narration icons and action buttons during the tours so you don’t miss any of the fun adventures at each park.  

Kenai Fjords National Park, Alaska

Explore glaciers, fjords, listen to the sounds of majestic icebergs located in the Alaskan wilderness and even see how a glacier melts and effects the frozen terrain.  Climb 30 feet down into a glacial crevasse, then take a kayak trip through one of Kenai’s icy lagoons.

Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Explore the Nahuku Lava Tube, a cave formed by flowing lava which can drain lava from a volcano during an eruption, leading to a lava field.  Get a close-up view of volcanic coastal cliffs and “fly” over an active volcano in a helicopter. 

Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

Located in the Chihuahuan Desert of southern New Mexico, walk through caverns, view incredible rock formations, and even see thousands of bats who live in the cave system in this popular park of over 100 caves.

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Enjoy the red and orange hoodoos of this famous desert landscape at famous Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah.  The park’s unique rock formations and the star-filled night sky from this Dark Sky certified park. Even take a horseback ride through the canyon.

Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida

This remote park is located 70 miles west of Key West but with this virtual tour, you won‘t have to book a seaplane or boat to get there. Visit the Civil War-era Fort Jefferson, swim through the third largest coral reef in the world and dive into a shipwreck from 1907.

Yosemite National Park, California

Explore this majestic park from the tops of Yosemite’s famous cliffs and waterfalls. Experience over 200 different locations within the park and its surrounding areas throughout the seasons.

Grand Canyon In-Depth Video Series, Arizona

Join park rangers, scientists and historians as they take you beyond the rim of the canyon to discover the natural and human history, wildlife and extraordinary beauty of Grand Canyon National Park.  

Other National Parks of
the United States

If you’re looking for more, Google Earth has put together a series of guided virtual tours of 31 national parks around the country, providing a stunning glimpse of the trails and vistas you can navigate if you visit them in real life.