KINGS CANYON NATIONAL PARK is probably one of my favorite national park destinations to venture to from Los Angeles. It’s a tucked away gem ideal for backpacking, swimming, hiking, and camping within driving distance of approximately 4-5 hours from Los Angeles. Kings Canyon National Park is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range, which it shares with Sequoia National Park to the south and Yosemite National Park to the north, and is an ideal escape for any adventurer seeking a scenic refuge away from the bustling city.
ALSTROM POINT is, hands down, one of the most magical dispersed camping spots around. Located on a cliff towering over the picturesque waters of Padre Bay in Lake Powell, Alstrom Point offers breathtaking views of the incredible rock formations of Gunsight Butte and The Cookie Jar. Lake Powell is situated within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and is a massive man made lake that was created after the completion of the Glen Canyon Dam along the Colorado River. When the dam was finished, it essentially forced the excess water into flooding the surrounding slot canyons that now make up Lake Powell, which is currently the second largest reservoir in the United States.
MOJAVE NATIONAL PRESERVE is a perfect alternative to Joshua Tree National Park if you want to wander beneath massive Joshua Trees and through stunning rock formations while avoiding the massive crowds. Mojave National Preserve encompasses a shocking 1.6 million acres and is nestled away in the high desert between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. It's a convenient destination to breakup your drive to Las Vegas or if you're doing a further trek west since it's only 3-4 hours away from Los Angeles (if you don't end up driving at rush hour).
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