8 National Parks with exceptional accessibility for visitors with disabilities

Here are few parks with the greatest accessibility (but, before hitting  the road, note that several National Parks are requiring visitors to obtain advance permits this summer in order to visit).

While Acadia’s rocky headlands might not look accessible at first glance, the park is among the most wheelchair-friendly in the country.


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Carlsbad Caverns

A wheelchair-accessible elevator transports visitors 750 feet underground to the “Big Room” cave chamber.

Grand Canyon

This iconic Arizona National Park encompasses 278 miles of the Colorado  River and its adjacent uplands, and is a spectacular sight from both  above and within.

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While it’s one of the lesser visited national parks, Great Sand Dunes features spectacular natural sand dunes against a backdrop of snow capped mountains in Colorado.

Great Sand Dunes


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