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4+ Ways to Celebrate Yosemite’s Landmark 150th Birthday

Waterfalls, Sesquicentinis, and Buffalo Soldiers

4+ Ways to Celebrate Yosemite’s Landmark 150th Birthday

One June 30, 1864, Congress passed and President Abraham Lincoln signed the Yosemite Grant Act into law—a groundbreaking piece of […]

5 Lessons, Countless Memories

My Family's 6-Week National Park Adventure

Two years ago, my family embarked on a marvelous six-week national park adventure to discover activities and locations that were […]

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. […]

The national parks belong to all of us. Photo © Aaron Bates.

5 Ways to Celebrate National Park Week

Have you marked your calendar yet? National Park Week begins this weekend! What’s National Park Week? It’s a celebration of […]

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) […]