Our National Parks

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Browse & Download 1,198 Free High Resolution Maps of U.S. National Parks Open Culture

I cannot, and do not wish to, imagine the U.S. without its National Park system. The sale and/or despoliation of this more than 80 million acres of …

Maps

The 6 Best Hikes in Glacier National Park

With over 1,000,000 acres of pristine wilderness, <b>forests</b>, alpine meadows and lakes, it’s no wonder <b>Glacier National Park</b> is one of the most visited …

Outdoors

11 U.S. National Parks That Are Ripe for Adventure

Though Americans are notorious for traveling internationally less than any other nationality, it’s kind of understandable why. With incredible …

History, Travel, Arts, Science, People, Places | Smithsonian

A Beautiful Tribute to Yosemite National Park

In honor of the National Park Service's 100th birthday, Huckberry paid homage to Yosemite. This film from Alex Souza and Jacob Souza explores how the park has shaped their life experiences. The search for solitude takes them into the backcountry, far from the masses. Find more videos from Huckberry …

Outdoors

Photo of the Week: Capturing Bryce Canyon

DEBBIE KEENER | Courtesy photo<p>This year, the United States National Park Service marked its 100th anniversary. And you better believe Debbie Keener …

What to See and Do in Joshua Tree National Park

Just three hours east of Los Angeles lies the desert oasis of Joshua Tree National Park. A haven for hikers, campers and rock climbers it offers the …

Rock Climbing

See 150 Years of Photography in America’s National Parks

The George Eastman Museum in Rochester is one of many places where you can celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. In <i>Photography</i> …

7 reasons to visit North Cascades National Park

Exploring awe-inspiring North Cascades National Park<p>Hotel Deals for Seattle<p>Seattle Pacific Hotel<p>Book early and save 15%<p>WA, USA<p>Oct 15 - Oct 18, …

The roads that made Americans fall in love with their national parks

They may well be the most important development in the history of the National Park Service, which turns 100 this year. Consider that in the early 20th century, the parks were remote and hard to reach. The automobile changed that, so much so that the National Park road trip became an important part …

Outdoors

Top 10 National Parks of the West

Deer are among the many animals you can spot in Washington's Olympic National Park.<p>Owls may also give you a long look in Olympic National …

16 cool things you probably didn't know about Big Bend National Park

Devils Postpile

Ever watchful elk in the Rocky Mountains.

Cascade ( Mt Rainier National park )

Potomac River At Great Falls

Grizzly in the Rain {In Explore 9/3/16}

I Got Your Back

An Evening at the Arch

Last Thursday morning, the country singer Emmylou Harris arrived at Arch Park, in Gardiner, Montana, for a sound check, wearing a light sweater and a scarf against the lingering Rocky Mountain chill, strands of snow-white hair falling down around her cat-eye glasses. That evening, Harris was to …

Politics

27,000 people keep the national parks running. They get some gloriously weird assignments.

As the National Park Service celebrates its 100th anniversary August 25, it’s clear its parks are more beloved than ever.<p>In 2015, 307 million visitors visited some 371 national parks — a new record. Eleven of those parks had more than 5 million visits each. (Great Smoky Mountains National Park and …

Colorado National Parks Road Trip: Part 4 - Rocky Mountain

Road Trips

James Kaiser Is Re-Inventing The Travel Guidebook

James Kaiser<p>Though it’s easy to forget in our current political climate, America is a pretty incredible place. We’re far from perfect and there’s a ton to satirically poke fun at, but the headlines don’t necessarily touch on the America I’m talking about. I’m talking about the physical, tangible, …

Travel

Download 100,000 Photos of 20 Great U.S. National Parks, Courtesy of the U.S. National Park Service

The story of the U.S.’s national parks isn’t one story, but many. These have been told and retold since the founding of the National Park Service, a …

Outdoors

Southern belles, friendly bear cubs and picnics in a more innocent time: Stunning archive photos document a century of US national parks as the service celebrates its 100th anniversary

• <b>Thursday marked 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service, which preserves the country's parks</b>• <b><br>Service has released a digital archive of more</b> …

Colorado National Parks Road Trip: Part 3 - Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Road Trips

Ditch the car: how to visit America's national parks without the congestion

Traffic congestion has become part of the experience of visiting popular national parks in the US. Now, more parks are beefing up their public transport options<p>Read our series: National Park Service turns 100<p>If you’ve ever visited an iconic national park like Yellowstone, Yosemite or Glacier, your …

10 National Parks You Didn't Know You Should Visit

You may not have heard about some of these national parks, but they are definitely worth the trip.<p>While the spotlight burns bright on America’s most famous national parks, many lesser known beauties are quietly doing what they do best: protecting some of the world’s most unspoiled scenery. For …

Outdoors

10 Bucket-List Adventures in the U.S. National Parks

Paddling past giant glaciers, sand boarding down towering dunes and driving a sled-dog team through Alaskan wilderness are only a sampling of the …

7 reasons to visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Exploring magnificent Hawaii Volcanoes National Park<p>Not every destination can be among the most popular or most visited. And, frankly, that’s a good …

Outdoors