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Consider Exploring These National Parks During Your Next Travel Assignment

As a traveling healthcare professional, you have the unique opportunity to work and provide care in various locations and settings all throughout the United States. While we know you’re dedicated to your profession and each assignment you take on, we always encourage our travelers to take some time for yourself and explore the beauty of your new surroundings.

One way to do this is by checking out the national parks in the state you’re working in! In this blog post, we’ve provided resources to the national parks that land in areas where GrapeTree has opportunities. Consider checking out the ones closest to your assignment location, or you could even choose your next assignment based off a park you want to check off your bucket list! These natural wonders can provide the perfect escape from the demands of your profession.


Rocky Mountain National Park is a breathtaking expanse of rugged mountain terrain, alpine meadows, and pristine wilderness. It offers diverse ecosystems, iconic peaks, and is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.

The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a beautiful and steep-walled canyon carved by the Gunnison River. It’s known for its dramatic rock formations and sheer cliffs, offering visitors stunning vistas and unique geological features.

Mesa Verde National Park, located in southwestern Colorado, is known for its exceptionally well-preserved cliff dwellings and archaeological sites that showcase the ancient Puebloan culture.

Great Sand Dunes National Park is a mesmerizing natural wonder in southern Colorado, featuring the tallest sand dunes in North America set against a backdrop of rugged mountains.


Yellowstone National Park is a vast and geologically diverse wilderness sanctuary. It’s known for its pristine landscapes, vivid hot springs, mesmerizing geothermal features like the iconic Old Faithful geyser, and abundant wildlife such as grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of free-roaming bison.


Indiana Dunes National Park is a stunning and diverse natural area along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. You’ll find towering sand dunes, expansive beaches, rich biodiversity, and a mix of ecosystems ranging from forests to wetlands.


Located on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is characterized by granite peaks, scenic coastlines, and diverse ecosystems. It offers visitors a stunning combination of mountains, forests, and ocean vistas.


Isle Royale National Park is a remote and pristine wilderness archipelago in Lake Superior, known for its rugged landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and the longest-running predator-prey study of wolves and moose.


Voyageurs National Park, located in northern Minnesota, is a breathtaking expanse of interconnected waterways, dense forests, and rugged shoreline. You’ll get a pristine wilderness experience, rich in natural beauty and cultural history.


Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Gateway Arch National Park is home to the iconic Gateway Arch, a stainless-steel monument that is a symbol of westward expansion and is surrounded by museums and green spaces.

North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park is a captivating and diverse landscape in western North Dakota. It’s characterized by colorful badlands, rolling prairies, diverse wildlife, and the preservation of the landscape that inspired President Theodore Roosevelt's conservation efforts.


Cuyahoga Valley National Park is situated between Akron and Cleveland, Ohio. It encompasses a picturesque landscape of rolling hills, waterfalls, and the winding Cuyahoga River, providing a serene and diverse natural retreat within an urban setting.

South Dakota

Badlands National Park is a striking and otherworldly landscape in southwestern South Dakota. It’s known for its rugged rock formations, deep canyons, and unique fossil beds.

Wind Cave National Park is known for its extensive underground cave system, featuring unique boxwork formations, and is also home to a diverse range of wildlife on the surface.

Embrace the opportunity to explore, relax, and make unforgettable memories during your journey as a traveling healthcare professional. And don’t forget to share your photos with us along the way!

Bonus: Download the official National Park Service (NPS) app to find interactive maps, tours of park places, on-the-ground accessibility information, and much more to help you plan your trip!

Have you been to any of these national parks? Let us know where you’ve been in the comments.


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