Remember, our parks are fragile ecosystems, leave the smallest footstep you can.
Close up your food tight so that it does not attrack the wildlife.
Bring your binoculars. The magnificent vistas of our National Parks can be enhanced by additional optics. They are also... more
Watch out for horses, mule trains or other pack animals. Move to the side of the trail; keep quiet; and make no sudden... more
Be Courteous. Remember that there are places where EVERYONE wants to have their picture taken—such as with the biggest tree... more
Swim! Some of our most enjoyable experiences in the National Parks have been swimming—especially on a hot afternoon. Many... more
Buy a National Parks Pass—it is a great value! Our family visited 11 different National Parks and Monuments with our year-... more
Use Sunscreen and Wear a Hat. Many National Parks in the West are at high altitude where the sun’s UV rays are... more
Grand Canyon Hiking Tips. (1) Prepare in advance. Make sure you are in shape for the hike. (2) Start hiking early in the... more
Pack Light. You may not be able to get everything back in.