National Parks

Learn about the national parks of the Western U.S., including Yellowstone, Zion, Glacier, Yosemite, Sequoia, Arches, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, and more. Discover hidden places away from the crowds, find the best time to go, and get the scoop on where to stay and eat.

6 Essentials to Stay Safe When Boating

Follow the rules and avoid dangers that can occur when boating, paddling, or jet skiing.

9 Tips to Make Hiking with Kids More Fun for Everyone

Encourage kids to explore nature on your next family hike.

6 Tips to Stay Safe Around Lakes, Rivers, and Streams

Follow these basic safety principles to make the most out of your time by the water.

9 Spectacular Western Wildflowers and How to Identify Them

Discover beautiful wildflower blooms hiding in plain sight.

How to Have Fun Outside All Winter Long

Before you mimic the hibernation of bears, get ideas for how you can easily, safely, and comfortably get outside this winter.

Insider's Guide to Grand Teton National Park

A local shares six classic Grand Teton stops that provide visitors with an insider's view of an already stunning natural treasure.

Best Places to Enjoy Fall Color in Arizona

Escape into fall on one of these day trips or hikes in across Arizona.

Volcanoes of the West

Here are some of the best places around the West for a volcano vacation.

Hoodoos Less Traveled: Cedar Breaks National Monument

Avoid the crowds and take in some very dramatic scenery at this high-desert Utah gem.

Where the Joshua Trees Grow

This road trip through the Southern California desert winds through two national parks, sand dunes, and even a ghost town.

Insider’s Guide to 6 Top National Parks

Use our helpful insider tips the next time you visit any one of these six astounding national parks of the West.

5 California National Parks Deliver Top Thrills

Sleeping under the stars at Joshua Tree, spotting a condor at Pinnacles, and other thrills occur at these National Parks.