National Parks

Camp and Play in White Sands' Gypsum Dune Field

Welcome to America's newest national park, with endless and huge sand dunes to explore. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's fifth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Emily Pennington
Mar 26, 2020

A Search for Vanishing Dark Skies

The SkyGlow Project traveled to several national parks to document how night skies there have changed with urban development

Mar 25, 2020

National Parks Are Still Open Despite COVID-19

Despite warnings about crowds and the spread of the coronavirus, the National Park Service is keeping most of its units open for now, but a number of parks are starting to close certain facilities

Will Bostwick
Mar 17, 2020

Inside the Cartoonish and Majestic Land of Saguaro

Exploring the desert and cacti is so awesome and surreal that you'll feel like you're on another planet. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's fourth stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Emily Pennington
Mar 10, 2020

The Ultimate Volcanoes National Park Travel Guide

A trip to the largest of Hawaii Island's five national and historic parks is a step back in time, a place where two active volcanoes have long altered the landscape. From 1983 to 2018, lava poured into the Pacific Ocean, as it pounded and shaped the craggy shoreline. Today, endangered birds and rare orchids fill the rainforest and grasslands, geological wonders dot the terrain, and sacred cultural sites speak to the park's mythic roots.

Catherine Toth Fox
Mar 9, 2020

You've Never Seen Sunrises Like Those at Death Valley

Go to this massive California destination for the hiking, but stay for its spectacularly colorful early mornings. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's third stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Emily Pennington
Mar 1, 2020

My Quest to See Endangered Condors in Pinnacles

Rock climbing, getting lost, and scouting for rare birds are all perfect pursuits in California's Pinnacles National Park. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's second stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Emily Pennington
Feb 25, 2020