Disability Accessible National Parks


Want to know which parks are the most accessible for people with disabilities? Here are five of them

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, Colorado

At Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, you can have a sand wheelchair reserved if you want to explore the sand dunes. The wheelchairs have big, inflatable wheels that are perfect for travelling in the sand, whether you are a child or an adult.

Acadia National Park, Maine

The park offers free shuttles on a daily basis that pass through nearby villages, which are also friendly to disabled people. Plus, there many accessible sites in the park’s campgrounds, picnic areas and museum. The beach also has some great handicap-friendly sites.

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona

There are barrier-free overlooks at the park that are accessible by wheelchair. You can check your wheelchair at the visitor centers, where they also have complimentary accessibility guides. Some areas are closed off to regular visitors, but you can enter them with a Scenic Drive Accessibility Permit that can be obtained at the visitor centers and entrance gates.

Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming

Yellowstone National Park has an app that has updated information on all the disabled-friendly facilities and trails in the park. It also provides an audio tour of the park’s most notable sites.

Glacier National Park, Montana

It’s hard to find accessible sites at Glacier National Park’s picturesque sites, so a trip there takes some additional planning. However, the park makes finding them easier by providing free shuttles that go to a number of hotspots along the Going-to-the-Sun Road.


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