National Parks

Standing Up to a Bear in Kings Canyon

Vast mountains, majestic waterfalls, and a hungry bear are some of what our 62 Parks traveler encountered at her 30th park on her quest to visit every park in the U.S.

Emily Pennington
Feb 24, 2021

The Outside Guide to Yosemite National Park

Think you already know everything about our nation’s most iconic park? Think again. There’s so much beyond its famed Yosemite Valley, from seldom visited waterfalls to the underappreciated backcountry beyond Tuolumne Meadows.

Shawnté Salabert
Feb 22, 2021

7 Unique Ways to Experience National Parks

From a glass-domed train to downhill skiing, these are some of our favorite adventures in our national parks. Bonus: they get you off the beaten path, too.

Megan Michelson
Feb 6, 2021

Staring Down Fear in Voyageurs National Park

Welcome to Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes and home to the Boundary Waters. Our 62 Parks Traveler found her own private island at her 28th stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

Emily Pennington
Jan 28, 2021

Your 2021 National Park Calendar

Our advice on which park to visit each month of the year to see peak wildlife, foliage, and flower blooms—and to avoid the crowds

Megan Michelson
Jan 25, 2021
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