Southwest

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 […]

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 […]

The Hispanic Access Foundation connects Latino youth with national parks in the Southwest.

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 […]

A boy measures the trunk of a petrified tree.

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. […]