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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.

Travel the Easy Way to Yosemite with YARTS

Tired of bumper-to-bumper traffic on your way to Yosemite National Park? Josh Sens shares some alternate transportation.

An Adventurous Weekend in West Yellowstone, Montana

The gateway to Yellowstone National Park in southwestern Montana has hiking, biking, wildlife, and delicious eats.

Grand Circle National Park Road Trip

It's impossible to take in the grandeur of the Grand Circle tour on a weekend road trip or even a two-week vacation.

Mule Rides in the Grand Canyon and Beyond

Mules offer a smooth and sure-footed ride, especially on rough terrain.

Arizona's Chiricahua National Monument in Winter

Winter turns Chiricahua National Monument into a wonderland with mild temperatures and quiet trails.

Surprising Facts About Yellowstone National Park

Learn why the natural beauty of America's first national park continues to amaze visitors. 

Visit These Popular National Parks in the Off Season Instead

Find peace and quiet—plus good dining—during the off-season at Olympic, Zion, and Yellowstone National Parks.

What to See and Do in Muir Woods National Monument

Muir Woods, a forest near San Francisco, attracts nearly 1 million visitors per year with stunning trails and intriguing wildlife.

Oregon's Crater Lake National Park

One of the most eye-catching spots in southern Oregon, Crater Lake National Park, is both a scientific and sensory wonder.

6 Gateway Towns to the West's Best National Parks

From Groveland, California, to Jackson, Wyoming, don't forget about the towns nearby national parks on your next adventure.

Best State Parks in the Western U.S.

Which park ranks supreme in your state? Read on for a list of the best state parks in the West.

The Grand Canyon's Stunning North Rim

Take the road less traveled to the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.