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And it will make you one, too. The park is our 62 Parks Traveler's first stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park in a year.

Those iconic bulbous boulders, lucid skies, and namesake trees are mere backdrops to a Californian desert playground filled with jaw-dropping vistas, dynamic hiking trails, and that famous grippy rock. Here's everything you need to know to explore it.

Hundreds of people from the Everglades to Yosemite have mobilized as part of a grassroots effort to rid national parks of refuse while federal employees remain furloughed

New research suggests that national parks are getting hotter and drier faster than the rest of the country

We had the chance to see the brand’s new packs, running shoes, hiking boots, and apparel nearly a year before they’ll hit shelves.

Within a month, the remains of two people—one of them half-buried—were found inside the park's boundaries, a place with a storied relationship to death

This film is one of the coolest night sky time-lapse films we've seen.

A pioneering big-wall climber who made his mark in Yosemite and Joshua Tree died unexpectedly earlier this week

Not visiting the in-laws? Have an adventurous Turkey Day in one of these destinations.

New research shows that the bulk of the national park’s iconic plant are in jeopardy from exceptionally dry conditions

Winter weekends are short and dark—which means you need to be fast and smart. Beat the blues with one of these surprisingly affordable escapes.

Finding uncrowded bliss from Olympic to Acadia

Let Cancún have the crowds. Four spots that lend style to spring debauchery.

There’s more than one way to take in the adventure and splendor of America’s national parks. So we’re serving up a prize package of SECRET TRIPS—locals’ no-tell favorites, from Acadia to Yellowstone to wildest Alaska—along with a roundup of DREAM TOWNS nearby, the places to eat, drink, and dance after…

How To Get Off the Beaten Trail (or River, or Mountain) With These 43 Soon-To-Be-Classic National Park Adventure

Warm, windswept, unfettered, ever-changing—North America's four great desert regions hide untold possibilities for classic winter adventure. They may be scorching and sere, with prickly dangers over every horizon, but if you know where to go—and how to explore wisely—you'll find these 500,000 square miles of desolation downright hospitable.

Beyond the top ropes and chalk stains, Joshua Tree's famous granite reveals its more mysterious faces.