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Bryce, Zion & the Mystery of Earthquake Hill

From Jackson, Wyoming I made my way through Salt Lake City, down to Bryce Canyon National Park with its iconic Hoodoo formations, then through the Narrows in Zion National Park.<p>Both parks were stunning, and on a tip from a local in the Bryce area, I took the less-frequented Bryce Point Loop and …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Las Vegas to the Grand Canyon in One Day

01 of 11<p>Is The Grand Canyon From Las Vegas A Good Idea?<p>If you are in Las Vegas and you are considering a trip to the Grand Canyon, you'll want some …

Grand Canyon And Other National Parks Reopen, On States' Dime

Thanks to agreements between the Department of the Interior and several states, a dozen popular national parks are open again, at least temporarily. The parks range from the Statue of Liberty to the Grand Canyon; the states are paying to keep them open for up to 10 days.<p>State officials say it's …

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Technically speaking, Bryce Canyon isn’t a canyon. It’s an amphitheater.<p>That being said, whatever you call it, Bryce Canyon is incredible. It isn’t …

Top 10 Canyon Hikes in the U.S. Parks

<b>The great canyons of the national parks are for most, drive-to jaw-droppers that lie below scenic drives and rim trails that lead to stunning overlooks. For some, though, canyons beg to be explored. Canyon hikes can be quite an undertaking—almost always a steep, dry descent and a climb back—but the</b> …

Picture of the Day: The Gorge at Watkins Glen

THE GORGE AT WATKINS GLEN<p>Photograph by Peter Rivera<p>Watkins Glen State Park is located outside the village of Watkins Glen, New York, south of Seneca …

At Watkins Glen, summer turns to fall in the space of a day

Reminiscing after the 2013 Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival.<p>Don't be fooled by its proximity to an ancient glacial lake, or its occurrence in conjunction with a weekend of vintage races at an internationally renowned track: the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Festival isn't exactly Villa d'Este, and it …

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The Beauty That Is Banff National Park On This Travel Tuesday (PHOTOS)

Banff, Canada's oldest national park (and the world's third), is a stunning place to visit in both summer (for hikers, canoers) and winter (skiers).<p>Last month, Calgary and surrounding areas were hit by massive flooding, but Banff was largely spared. The park reopened late last month.<p>To celebrate …

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Banff: Where the citizens fight, but don’t hold a grudge

Imagine a walled city in <i>Game of Thrones</i>, minus the severed penises and the dwarves, whose inhabitants struggle incessantly over who should be king, all the while trying to keep their enemies alive, because the battle is the ideal they really believe in.<p>That pretty much describes how residents fight …

Canada

Canada: In Banff, stunning vistas, fairytale hotels and elk nachos

As was once common in these Canadian Rockies, we struck gold this week. Well, photographic gold. Check out Al Seib's shots of Banff and surrounding attractions. It's a mixture of castle-like hotels and breathtaking natural scenery. The hotels are easy to spot. So is the scenery. But finding the …

The Alberta Story: Wildlife Crossing in Banff

My very first job out of high school was cleaning up roadkill, all along the highways and back roads in my county. It was very depressing.<p>There’s nothing like picking up dead deer and smushed racoons all summer to convince a kid that going to college isn’t such a bad idea. It also had a profound …

Banff Park Museum

The Banff Park Museum displays a collection of more than 5,000 specimens of natural history. The museum was declared a National History Site of …

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Banff Gondola

Banff Gondola is a Swiss built Wallmansberger gondola consisting of 40 enclosed steel cars that seat 4 passengers each. The gondola, located just 5 …

Banff Hot Springs

The Banff Hot Springs are open year-round and are contained in a modern historic spa and bath house that has been restored to it's 1930s heritage. …

Archeological Sites in Banff National Park

The valleys, passes and mountainous areas that make up Banff National Park have been used for over 10,000 years by early humans. As of 2004, 766 …

Banff National Park

Banff National Park located in Southern Alberta is one of only a few National Parks in Canada. Located only 110km west of Calgary, Banff encompasses …

Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff AB – A Home Away From Home

Often times staying in a hotel or resort can be more of a function of necessity than enjoyment. Your average hotel room is usually one small room, …

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This Timelapse of Banff National Park Will Take Your Breath Away

Established in 1885, Banff National Park is Canada's oldest national park. It's home to more than 2,500 square miles of breathtaking mountainous terrain (estimated to be between 45 and 120 million years old!), more than 1,000 glaciers, more than 2,400 campsites, ancient alpine meadows and stunning …