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.

7 Best Campgrounds in the West for Fall

Book a site at one of these prime campsites.

Must-Visit Wild and Quiet National Parks

These seven treasures don't attract throngs of visitors—which only makes them better.

What’s New in Northern California’s Parks and Lands

From the just-opened Presidio Tunnel Tops to the reopening of Big Basin, see the latest.

8 Best Rivers to Float in the West

Head to these spots for a safe, relaxing tube downstream.

Rafting the Grand Canyon's Colorado River

Take an exhilarating ride through the Grand Canyon.

8 National Parks to Explore by Boat, Raft, or Kayak

Kayak Yellowstone Lake, raft through the Grand Canyon, surf in Redwood National Park, and more.

Things to do in California's Sue-meg State Park

Explore Yurok culture, sea stacks, and redwoods on the coast.

Yellowstone After the Flood

Yellowstone has some recovery to do after the recent floods, but the park and surrounding towns are still welcoming visitors.

10 Best Places to See Alpine Wildflowers in the West

Catch these summer delights before they’re gone.

Camping Gear: Rent, Borrow, or Buy?

Get what you need for an epic trip without cluttering your home or spending a small fortune.

10 National Monuments to Visit in the West

Instead of crowded national parks, head to these often overlooked but remarkable destinations instead.

A Weekend in Denali National Park

Six million acres of stunning wilderness await in Alaska's Denali National Park.