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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.

Kayaking Below the Hoover Dam

Below Hoover Dam, kayakers follow the Black Canyon National Water Trail past colorful canyons and hidden hot springs.

The Best Places to Rent Camping Gear

Instead of going over budget or begging friends for gear, rent for less. Sports Basement and REI are great places to start.

Winter in Yellowstone: Q&A with the Park’s Caretaker

Steven Fuller shares what makes winter in Yellowstone so special—and what it’s like to be so remote.

Complete Guide to Arches National Park

In this desert wonderland, easily accessible adventures abound. Discover where to hike, climb, canyoneer, sight-see, and camp.

Romantic Crater Lake National Park Honeymoon

Celebrate your love among the majestic evergreens and the mesmerizing, cobalt blue lake at Crater Lake National Park.

Complete Guide to Mojave National Preserve

In southeastern California, the "lonesome triangle" delivers mountains, canyons, an ancient lake, and volcanic relics.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopens

Explore Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and see how the recent eruption changed the park and the southeastern side of the island.

Retreat to These Glamping Yurts Around the West

These luxury yurt retreats offer unforgettable glamping at some of the West's most beautiful locations. 

Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming

The country's first national monument juts majestically out of the plains near Sundance, Wyoming at Devils Tower.

5 Western Whitewater Rafting Trips to Take in the Fall

Whitewater rafting doesn’t end on Labor Day. Experience some of the best rafting trips and runs in the West through fall.

15 Things Everyone Should Do This Summer

Enjoy your summer by camping, swimming, packing a picnic, and engaging in lots more fun, warm weather activities.

8 Family-Friendly Hikes Around the West

Summertime is the perfect excuse to pack a picnic and explore these easy hikes in the West that the whole family will enjoy.