For the best off-the-beaten-path and less crowded adventures, seek out the lesser known parks.
Take nothing away from National Parks except your trash
If you want to beat the crowds for sunrise at Grand Canyon, head East. The east viewpoints of the south rim are usually less... more
Go to any and all!! We've been to over forty. They are all exquisitely unique, beautiful and offer a truly spiritual... more
start out early in the day to see abundant wildlife
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