Southwest

Hispanic Access Foundation Connects Latino Youth with National Parks

Overcoming Barriers in the Southwest

Hispanic Access Foundation Connects Latino Youth with National Parks

Will future generations love national parks as much as we do? It’s a question that is as old as the […]

Best Bet for Families Traveling the American West: Petrified Forest

Traveling with kids to the Grand Canyon and other classic stops in the American West can be an exercise in […]

The Milky Way over Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado (managed by the U.S. Forest Service). NPS photo by Jacob W. Frank.

Destination Darkness

The Increasingly Rare Starscapes of the Colorado Plateau National Parks

The Colorado Plateau stretches for 130,000 square miles across the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. […]

Bridge over the restored wetlands in Yuma, Arizona. Courtesy of the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area.

Reconnecting a Desert Town with Its River: Improved Tourist Attractions at Arizona’s Yuma Crossing

Situated in the corner of the Southwest where Arizona, California, and Mexico converge, the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area (YCNHA) […]

Petrified Wood at Petrified Forest National Park. Photo © Patrick Poendl/iStockphoto.

Bad Luck, Hot Rocks

Stories Behind the “Cursed” Thieves of Petrified Forest

In 1980, an anonymous writer sent some stolen rocks back to Petrified Forest National Park along with a detailed, guilt-washed […]