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.

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.

10 Awe-Inspiring Geological Wonders in the West

10 dramatic sites in California, Arizona, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Idaho reveal how the West's landscape evolved.

Yosemite Beyond the Valley

Venture beyond the crowds in Yosemite Valley at California's most popular national park and find mountain magic.

Drive the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway takes travelers back in time to see fossils, petroglyphs, and impressive stretches of road.

National Park Service's Social Media Pro Keeps Us Smiling

A National Park Service ranger uses social media to keep us virtually connected to the West’s most beautiful places.

South Dakota: The Ultimate American West Landscape

From incredible natural wonders to stunning man-made monuments, the scenery is fine in South Dakota.

What to Expect With Yosemite’s Phased Reopening

Yosemite is reopening—here's what you need to know.

Western National Parks Continue Phased Reopenings

National Parks in Western states are reopening after shutting down due to Covid-19.

10 Animal Livestreams to Get Your Wildlife Fix

Catch up with your favorite animals between virtual hangouts with these wildlife livestreams.