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.

A couple snowshoe at Arizona Nordic Village in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Best Places to Snowshoe in the West

From frozen waterfalls to ranger-led walks, explore these beautiful snow-covered trails.
Elephant seals on the beach at Ano Nuevo State Park in San Mateo County, California.

Explore Año Nuevo State Park

Visit elephant seal habitat amid windswept coastal beauty on a guided dune hike.
two hikers snow shoe at Mount Hood

3 Top Nature Spots for Winter Fun

Yellowstone, Mt. Hood, and Bryce Canyon offer dramatic snowy landscapes and outdoor excursions.
A road cuts through the mountains in Valley of Fire State Park in Southern Nevada.

Nevada State Parks Will Require Reservations in 2023

The new system will start rolling out at the most popular parks first.
Yosemite Valley on a clear day at sunrise or sunset.

When to Book Popular Campgrounds in the West

It’s nearly time to book your summer camping trip at these beloved spots.
Cacti and other desert plants grow in Tucson's Saguaro National Park underneath a cloudy sky.

Complete Guide to Saguaro National Park

Marvel at giant cacti and learn about the Sonoran Desert in this celebrated Arizona park.
Patches of grass emerge in the Sonoran Desert in early Spring at Pichacho Peak State Park near Tucson, Arizona.

Things to do in and Around Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona

Epic hikes and unexpected history await you on a trip to this famous landmark.
fog hugs the hillside in Olympic National Park.

Welcome to Beautiful Cascadia

The beautiful bioregion woos nature lovers with redwoods, rushing rivers, and awe-inspiring animals.
Northern lights above the trees in Fairbanks, Alaska.

7 Places to See the Northern Lights in the U.S. and Beyond

Witness the stunning aurora borealis at one of these spots.
Sunset at Watchman peak along the Virgin river in Zion National Park, Utah

Visiting Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks in Fall

Without the summer crowds and heat, southern Utah’s iconic national parks come to life.
the Toroweap Overlook at sunset on the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona.

Arizona Strip Road Trip Via U.S. Route 89A

The scenic Arizona Strip is packed with beauty, endangered wildlife, and territorial history.
Fall colors in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks.

Best National Parks to Visit in the Fall

Enjoy shoulder season in the West’s great outdoors, from sunset-hued landscapes to hidden geysers.
Autumn color in Zion National Park.

Seeing Utah's Glorious Fall Color by RV

Five Utah parks, four family members, one RV, and the infinite beauty of autumn.
a hiker in Jacob Hamblin Arch in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument's Coyote Gulch, picture

Experience Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Enormous, magnificent, and free of crowds, Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument is all yours.
Aerial view of Genoa, Nevada and Mormon Station State Park.

Explore in and Around Mormon Station State Historic Park

Revisit the Gold Rush era at the historic settlement in Genoa, Nevada.