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Trivia Challenge: The World’s First National Park Cave

Q: National parks protect the country’s most treasured landscapes, including a wealth of natural resources under the Earth’s crust. The […]

New “FracTracker” Tool Can Help Safeguard National Parks

National parks preserve America’s priceless natural and cultural heritage for all time. But as America continues to grow and prosper, […]

3. Yellowstone National Park, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
Yellowstone’s geysers and thermal springs create magical winter scenery that is snowy ... and steamy. Most of the park roads are closed to cars in winter, making way for travel by skis and snowcoaches in the less-crowded off-season. Enjoy a ranger-led tour on snowshoes, or attend an educational program to learn more about the park’s remarkable wildlife and geology. Private concessioners also offer special packages for guided winter tours, including cross-country skiing and wildlife-watching trips. Visitors can even go ice skating at the Mammoth Hot Springs outdoor rink for a fun holiday outing in one of the country’s most spectacular settings.

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8 Perfect Parks for a Holiday Adventure

Try something new with your holiday routine—by checking out some old and cherished traditions from around the country. These fun […]

A butte on Lake Powell at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.

Plan a Desert Getaway to Glen Canyon

This story is part of NPCA’s biweekly Desert Getaway series. Read more stories in the series for tips on visiting […]

The snowiest place on earth.

Trivia Challenge: The Snowiest Place on Earth

Q: One U.S. national park boasts that it contains “the snowiest place on Earth where snow is regularly recorded.” This […]