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.
Bison have the Right of Way!
Pause to Reflect. Our National Parks are places of exquisite natural beauty, unique cultural value and momentous historical... more
Life is about the journey not the destination. Do not get caught up rushing from place to place with an itinerary.... more