Features

Plan a Desert Getaway to Canyonlands National Park

This story is part of a new bimonthly Desert Getaway series with tips for visiting sunny southwestern national parks. Utah’s national parks […]

Trivia Challenge: A Galaxy Not So Far Away After All

Q: Many of us head to a park when we’re looking to get away from it all, but did you know […]

Some of the bristlecone pines on Windy Ridge above the tiny town of Alma, Colorado, are well over 1,500 years old. Alma is the highest incorporated town in North America.

Exploring South Park, Colorado

A Rush of Gold and a Shortage of Water on the American Frontier

This story is the last installment in NPCA’s series on national heritage areas, the large lived-in landscapes managed through innovative partnerships […]

Arches in the Fiery Furnace area of the park.

Plan a Desert Getaway to Arches National Park

The cooler months are an ideal time to explore the wonders of the desert, when visitors can see the beauty […]

The Little Colorado River in the Marble Canyon area of Grand Canyon National Park, near a proposed development site.

A Double Threat to an American Icon

Why It’s Too Soon to Take Large-Scale Action on Development Proposals at the Grand Canyon

Over the summer, many New York Times readers were shocked to learn about two development proposals that would permanently scar the […]