Death Valley National Park | Photo: Chimani Located in the near dead-center of Death Valley National Park, the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes are the most well-known and easily accessible sand dunes in the entire park. Visitors will find the sand dunes parking area along Highway 190, 2.2 miles east of Stovepipe Wells. While there's no … Continue reading Virtual Hike: Sunset at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes in Death Valley National Park
Hitting the road this holiday weekend? Be sure to download a podcast to enjoy while you're traveling, or if you're just looking for some national park-related inspirations and tips. During the 2016 National Park Service Centennial, there was a surge in the number of national park-related podcasts however many are no longer updated. For the … Continue reading Top 8 Podcasts for National Park Fans
Colorado has a long-standing history with the National Park Service with its oldest protected lands established over 100 years ago. Its four national parks, Mesa Verde, Rocky Mountain, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Great Sand Dunes, offer the perfect combination of history and beauty, which can be appreciated by visitors of all ages. If … Continue reading There’s Plenty To Do In Colorado’s National Parks!
Nearly everyone wants to enjoy the beauty and majesty of the National Parks at some point in their lives — the problem is when too many of us have the same idea at the same time. More than 300 million people visit the U.S. National Parks each year, and nothing can kill the buzz of … Continue reading 8 Ways to Avoid the Crowds at the National Parks
When I was in 7th grade my dad packed up all his worldly possessions into his VW wagon and took off for the Everglades, where he became, the first, and to my recollection, the only, established squatter. He lived there for almost 30 years. Yup, that’s right, my dad was the Everglades hermit.
If New Mexico is the “Land of Enchantment,” then Chaco Culture National Historic Park is indeed magical. These ruins reveal the stories behind an ancient civilization, giving us a glimpse into how the Chacoans lived and thrived in the high New Mexican desert. Even better, the park offers ranger-led astronomy programs and is one of … Continue reading The Secrets of the Cosmos at Chaco Culture National Historic Park
Looking for an affordable, fun, and family-friendly vacation? Visit a national park! We’ve rounded up a list of national parks with kid-friendly hiking, fun activities, and enough adventure for the entire family. Here’s our pick for some of the best national parks for families. Acadia National Park Maine’s Acadia National Park offers several easy hikes … Continue reading 8 Amazing National Parks for Families
Looking for the perfect date for Valentine’s Day? Plan an excursion to your nearest national park. Offering up a one-of-a-kind experience before a stunning backdrop, it’s an ideal venue for a romantic date for two. From spa treatments to stargazing, read on to learn more about the national parks that will help you have the … Continue reading 6 Perfect National Park Dates for Valentine’s Day
Have you been to Yellowstone National Park in the summertime? If so, you know it’s a popular place to be. Summertime in Yellowstone means good weather, longer days, and pleasant temperatures. On the flip side, it also means crowded campgrounds, congested roadways, and lots of people. In contrast, the winter months in Yellowstone are peaceful, … Continue reading 5 Insider Tips to Visiting Yellowstone in the Winter
As we take a moment to celebrate and reflect on the teachings of Martin Luther King, Jr. today - something which seems more relevant than ever - it is also a good time to give thanks in knowing that the National Park Service continues to grow and preserve important historical and cultural landmarks. In the … Continue reading Meet the Newest National Parks