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Our Nationals Parks are the crown jewels of America. We break down the best parks for different activities and how to be prepared for your next visit.

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5 Little-Known National Parks That Are Cooler Than Their Overcrowded Brethren

More obscure national parks are just as majestic, but receive a fraction of the crowds. Try these little-known U.S. national parks in the Great Outdoors.
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The 20 Best U.S. National Parks to Explore Now

A majestic view of Zion National Park Angels Landing in Utah.

The 6 Best Day Hikes in U.S. National Parks

A rustic wood barn sits beneath a panorama of the Grand Teton Mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Jackson Hole Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

A Wyoming landscape, mountain lake and rocks leading up to jagged mountains with the sun setting behind them.

Wyoming Travel Guide: Where to Stay, What to Eat, and More

The annual Firefall event at Horsetail Fall in California's Yosemite National Park.

Witness the Bizarre Natural Beauty of the Yosemite Firefall

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Zion National Park Forever Project Opens East Zion Bike Trail

A spectacular view of Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park in fall.

5 Best Hikes for Fall to Enjoy the Burst of Autumn Colors

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U.S. National Parks Are Being Overrun. This Is How Rangers Are Facing It

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The 10 Breathtaking National Forests in America Worth Visiting

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Top National Park Camping Destinations in the United States

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What It’s Like Hiking the Knife Edge Trail to the Highest Peak in Maine

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The 5 Best Evening Outdoor Destinations You Need To Visit Now

The 5 Best Evening Outdoor Destinations You Need To Visit Now

Extend your vacation days with an outdoor adventure at night. These ultimate destinations offer incredible adventure activities after dark.
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An Adventurer’s Guide to Getting Around Acadia National Park 

An Adventurer’s Guide to Getting Around Acadia National Park 

Whether you're swimming in Echo Lake or visiting island attractions, Acadia National Park is always ripe for adventure!
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The Best National Park Lodges for High-End Style and Rugged Mountain Charm

The Best National Park Lodges for High-End Style and Rugged Mountain Charm

If you’re itching to explore one of our country’s amazing national parks, a weekend at one of these retreats would definitely be the perfect spot for you.
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A Guide to Indiana Dunes National Park: Where to Visit, What to Do, and More

A Guide to Indiana Dunes National Park: Where to Visit, What to Do, and More

Overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan, the Indiana Dunes National Park has long captivated us. So, we offer a guide on where to visit, what to do, and more.
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The Most Affordable Time to Visit the 5 Most Popular U.S. National Parks

The Most Affordable Time to Visit the 5 Most Popular U.S. National Parks

With a little planning, you can avoid large crowds and high costs when visiting U.S. National Parks. Learn the best times to visit popular parks in the country.
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The Best National Parks for RV Camping in 2022

The Best National Parks for RV Camping in 2022

With more than 400 'units' in the U.S. National Park Service system, where do you go next? These are the best National Parks for RV camping in 2022.
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10 Best National Parks to Visit When the Weather is Warm

10 Best National Parks to Visit When the Weather is Warm

With spring in full swing, it’s an ideal time to begin exploring the great outdoors. What better place than at one of our many U.S. National Parks?
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When to Book Your National Park Campsite for 2022

When to Book Your National Park Campsite for 2022

Campgrounds and hiking trails around the U.S. are about to get very busy. Now is the time to start booking your National Park campsite for this year.
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See the Night Sky Like Never Before at New Mexico’s International Dark-Sky Park

See the Night Sky Like Never Before at New Mexico’s International Dark-Sky Park

New Mexico's Valles Caldera National Preserve is a nature lover's dream. On a clear, dark night, visitors are afforded stunning views of our galaxy.

7 Best U.S. National Parks to Visit This Winter

7 Best U.S. National Parks to Visit This Winter

Winter provides the most beautiful, peaceful, and picturesque landscapes at some of the most popular U.S. National Parks.
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8 Breathtaking Fire Lookouts You’ll Want to Rent Right Now

8 Breathtaking Fire Lookouts You’ll Want to Rent Right Now

Fire lookout towers were first used to spot wildfires. Now, these unique off-grid destinations can be booked as bucket-list-worthy rentals.
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The Best National Parks to Visit Virtually From the Comfort (and Safety) of Your Home

The Best National Parks to Visit Virtually From the Comfort (and Safety) of Your Home

Don’t grab your hiking boots or daypack, but rather, travel over to Google Earth and explore the most scenic landscapes America has to offer.
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A Love Letter to the Old Saloon, Emigrant, Montana’s Most Famous Bar

A Love Letter to the Old Saloon, Emigrant, Montana’s Most Famous Bar

While most western-themed bars overdo it or don't do enough, the Old Saloon in Emigrant, Montana does the perfect amount.
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Visit Any U.S. National Park for Free in 2021 on These 5 Days

Visit Any U.S. National Park for Free in 2021 on These 5 Days

The U.S. government gets a lot wrong, but one thing it nailed more than a century ago was the founding of the National Park Service. Most NPS sites are already quite affordable. On select dates this year, however, visitors can experience every NPS site completely free of charge.
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White Sands National Monument Is the Newest U.S. National Park

White Sands National Monument Is the Newest U.S. National Park

From unexpected day closures to budget cuts, these are trying times for the U.S. National Park Service. There was some good news last year, however, with the official designation of two new national parks. The most recent addition, announced just last month, was White Sands National Monument.
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10 Best Nature Books to Connect You to the Wilderness

10 Best Nature Books to Connect You to the Wilderness

In our urbanized lives, nature writing fills a much-needed void, letting us experience cathartic wonder, educating us on our human history, and inspiring us with a healthy respect, not to mention a sense of responsibility, for our natural environment.
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Utah’s Luxurious Camp Sarika Retreat Is at the Heart of 5 National Parks

Utah’s Luxurious Camp Sarika Retreat Is at the Heart of 5 National Parks

Few life experiences are as beautiful, humbling, calming, eerie, and awe-inspiring as standing in the middle of a desert. One renowned U.S. resort is looking to capture that feeling -- plus a healthy dose of high-end luxury amenities to boot -- with an exclusive, all-new desert camp.
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What to Know About Hawaii’s National Parks

What to Know About Hawaii’s National Parks

When visiting Hawaii, it's a must to check out one of the two national parks located on the islands. With volcanoes and spectacular views, they give you a true look at just how beautiful Hawaii can be.
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12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention

12 Reasons South Dakota Deserves Your Attention

Ever thought about a trip to The Mount Rushmore State, South Dakota? If you haven't, it might be high time you do. Here are 12 of the best things to do in the state that you can plan a trip around.
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On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip

On the Road with Mikah Meyer, the First Person to Visit Every National Park Site in One Trip

What does it take to visit every National Park in the country? For Mikah Meyer, it took three years and thousands of miles.
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Book a Last-Minute Summer Camping Trip Just About Anywhere With Pitchup

Book a Last-Minute Summer Camping Trip Just About Anywhere With Pitchup

For summer campers, finding a last-minute campsite can seem almost impossible. With Pitchup, campers can shop cheap, peak season sites near some of the most iconic national parks in the U.S.
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Grand Canyon Celebrates 100th Anniversary with New International Dark Sky Park Distinction

Grand Canyon Celebrates 100th Anniversary with New International Dark Sky Park Distinction

As one of the most popular national parks in the United States, Grand Canyon National Park hardly needs any new accolades. However, the iconic park was just awarded official Dark Sky Park status, cementing it as one of the world's best destinations for stargazing.
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Colorado Is Now Home to the Newest International Dark Sky Park

Colorado Is Now Home to the Newest International Dark Sky Park

Light pollution makes it harder now than ever to see the night sky as our ancestors did. Thankfully, the International Dark-Sky Association is working to combat the problem. This month, Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park became the latest to receive an official Dark Sky Park designation.
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Put All 419 U.S. National Parks in Your Pocket with the Chimani App

Put All 419 U.S. National Parks in Your Pocket with the Chimani App

If you’re planning a National Park escape -- whether for hiking, kayaking, or stargazing -- you want to be prepared. The Chimani app puts every U.S. National Park site in your pocket or, more specifically, on your smartphone.
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Support Our National Parks By Stunting a Parks Project X Jungmaven Hemp Tee

Support Our National Parks By Stunting a Parks Project X Jungmaven Hemp Tee

You can help support different National Parks-focused charities and conservancies by purchasing one of three hemp T-shirts from the Parks Project X Jungmaven debut collaboration.
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Effortlessly Explore 31 U.S. National Parks from Home with Google Earth

Effortlessly Explore 31 U.S. National Parks from Home with Google Earth

National Parks Week is a time to celebrate the natural wonders and history within the United States. However, if we’re stuck working, we can’t just drop everything and jet around the country — but with Google Earth, you can.
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Support National Parks this Summer By Drinking Breckenridge Brewery Pints

Support National Parks this Summer By Drinking Breckenridge Brewery Pints

Drinking for a good cause is always a good thing. Introducing the Pints for Parks program: Colorado's Breckenridge Brewery is giving proceeds of every beer sold across the country this summer to U.S. National Parks.
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Time-lapse Film Reveals the Surprising Beauty and Vitality of Death Valley

Time-lapse Film Reveals the Surprising Beauty and Vitality of Death Valley

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Far Off the Beaten Path: 3 Most Remote National Parks in the United States

Far Off the Beaten Path: 3 Most Remote National Parks in the United States

Big-name destinations like Grand Canyon and Yosemite may be the most popular, but the the most remote national parks in the United States are lesscrowded and just as awe-inspiring.
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REI’s New Backpack Series Pays Tribute to America’s Beautiful National Parks

REI’s New Backpack Series Pays Tribute to America’s Beautiful National Parks

REI Co-Op just released the Flash 18 National Parks Series, a new line daypacks with limited edition prints based on actual National Parks Services maps such as the Grand Canyon to the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Tips for Eating Healthy and Cooking Travel Meals on the Road

Tips for Eating Healthy and Cooking Travel Meals on the Road

EVOLVE sent a husband-wife travel photography team on an epic road trip. This is how Racehl and Mattew Hanel fuel up and create healthy travel meals.
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Touring Yellowstone National Park in the 2018 GMC Terrain

Touring Yellowstone National Park in the 2018 GMC Terrain

Driving the 2018 GMC Terrain during a snowstorm in Yellowstone National Park was the perfect test for this small SUV. Read on to see how it performed.
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Supporting Bears Ears National Monument is as Easy as Wearing Socks

Supporting Bears Ears National Monument is as Easy as Wearing Socks

Farm to Feet is offering limited edition socks to honor National Public Lands Day. Proceeds go towards the conservation of Bears Ears National Monument.
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Kuju Coffee is Delicious Pour-over Coffee Anywhere, Anytime

Kuju Coffee is Delicious Pour-over Coffee Anywhere, Anytime

Kuju Coffee allows you to have the control and precision of pourover coffee anywhere from the office to the mountain top.
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Type Hike Offers Visual Reminder of our Stunning National Parks Through Design

Type Hike Offers Visual Reminder of our Stunning National Parks Through Design

Type Hike is a series of stunning posters designed by top designers around the country. They're meant to bring attention to each and are very beautiful.
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Arbor Day Done Right: Sequoia and Redwood National Parks

Arbor Day Done Right: Sequoia and Redwood National Parks

Live it up this Arbor Day with nature's most badass trees in California's most pristine wilderness: Sequoia and Redwood National Parks.
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TomTom Releases Archive of Secret ‘Off the Beaten Path’ Trails

TomTom Releases Archive of Secret ‘Off the Beaten Path’ Trails

Fitness wearable experts at TomTom teamed with the U.S. National Parks to unveil a series of "Off the Beaten Path" maps to really get your adventure on.
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What to See in Joshua Tree National Park

What to See in Joshua Tree National Park

Most folks think of deserts as desolate places devoid of life. Joshua Tree National Park, nestled in the middle of Southern California, tears that notion asunder.