Rocky Mountain National Park
You can still find a slice of solitude in the country's most visited parks
If you haven’t snagged a reservation to the growing list of timed-entry parks, it might seem like a trip there this summer is out of the cards. But fret not—we found some legal ways to visit.
A growing body of research suggests that it’s no longer sustainable to bury our waste in the wilderness
Family vacation? Find fun for all ages with these kid-friendly activities in and around the park.
Four more parks have begun or expanded their ticketing systems, and many have renewed what was already in place
Key beta on snagging a ticket to your favorite park this year
With more than a hundred 11,000-foot peaks, five glaciers, and some 150 alpine lakes, Colorado's most popular park has served as an idyllic backdrop for some of our writer's bigger life moments: it's where he proposed to his wife, where his kids earned their first Junior Ranger badges, and where he said goodbye to someone special. While you'll be among 4.7 million visitors who visit every year, there's something personal to be found here.
Loki is one of three dogs to ever accomplish this feat
‘Parks’ chronicles the evolution of the visual identity of the national park system through its maps, pamphlets, and other informational ephemera
Thanks to a couple inventors, a handful of national parks might be the best places to take your propane canisters to keep them out of landfills. But why hasn't the process taken off across the country?
This discontinued model is still reliable decades later
The 33 special agents assigned to the Investigative Services Branch handle the most complex crimes committed on NPS land. When a day hike in Rocky Mountain National Park ended in a grisly death, ISB veteran Beth Shott hit the trail, where she began unraveling a harrowing case.
Blake Crossland grew up frequenting Rocky Mountain National Park with his family, in fact, it's the place where his parents met. So to say he's deeply connected to this place is a bit of an understatement.
A duffel bag that celebrates our National Parks.
One of the best places in the world to take in fall foliage is Rocky Mountain National Park. And when filmmaker Evan Schneider went out to the park, he made sure to have his camera in tow.
We've cut the fat (and circumnavigated the crowds) so you can enjoy any of these thrilling parks in just one day
But don't worry, we've stacked the deck in your favor. Welcome to Expedition Planning 101. Your assignment: Read the tips on gear, first aid, and food; pick one of our five ready-to-roll itineraries; and then get out the door. Just remember to be humbleMa Nature won't be intimidated by your trash-talking buddies.
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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…
Cut your alpinism chops on North America's best routes.
32 YEARS AGO this summer, my pal, the crime novelist Jim Crumley, his overeducated farmer friend from Arkansas, Harold McDuffy, and yours truly hiked six miles to Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park. For someone who had spent most of his life in the desert country of southeastern Oregon, this…