The national monuments in the West help preserve Indigenous heritage, coastal ecosystems, the prehistoric past, and other sites of historical and cultural significance. From fossils and fjords to craters and cliff dwellings, you can see many beautiful places and learn incredible history at the national monuments in the western United States.
One of Wyoming’s most well-known attractions is Yellowstone National Park. Millions of visitors travel to the national park each year, intrigued by its geothermal features. About 150 miles away from Yellowstone is the lesser-known destination of Thermopolis, WY, which is home to another geothermal attraction—Hot Springs State Park.
National parks have become increasingly popular over the past few decades, with the most popular parks receiving millions of visitors each year. While there’s no substitute for visiting America’s most-loved national parks, we’ve come up with a list of alternatives that are worth checking out, especially if you’re looking for less crowded places.
The fact that North Cascades National Park is one of the least visited US national parks is surprising, to say the least. The Cascade Mountains are stunning, and anyone planning a trip to or through Washington should be sure to take time to appreciate this area. A great way to see the beauty of the North Cascades is to take a hike. One of the best North Cascades hikes is Maple Pass Loop. This hike has breathtaking views of snowcapped mountains, lakes, waterfalls, glaciers, and wildflowers. Plus, it’s a loop, so you get new scenery every step of the way.
After a successful day of adventuring, one of the best things to do is to find a perfect camping spot, cook a delicious meal and sit by the fire. But, sometimes it can be difficult to find the ideal place to pitch your tent or park your adventure rig. Are you the type of person that seeks out secluded campsites with epic scenery? Do you sometimes drive around for hours trying to find the perfect camping spot? Or maybe you go out of your way to avoid campgrounds where the neighboring campers are basically only an arm’s length away? If so, here are some tips on how to find the best camping spots on your next road trip.
Many of us have visited, or at least heard of, a lot of the national parks in the Western United States. But the middle of the United States also has some national parks that, although maybe aren’t as well-known, are still most certainly worth visiting.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected the life of nearly every person on the globe in one way or another. While the top priority is the health and well-being of our families and loved ones, our communities, and, ultimately, all of humanity, no doubt some have wondered how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact summer vacation plans, weekend getaways, national park road trips, or other travel adventures.
We can’t always just jump in the car and head out on a road-trip to our favorite National Parks. You know the feeling when life gets busy and when you are really feeling the need to take a vacation but just can’t? We feel it too, and we have a little something to help you through! Here are a few places that you can visit via webcam livestreams and pano cams.
Visiting Yellowstone in winter can be an experience of a lifetime. This national park wows any time of the year, but during the winter, it really is something special. Sparse crowds, snow-blanketed landscapes, and incredible wildlife sightings make winter one of the best times to visit Yellowstone National Park.
However, some extra planning is required to visit Yellowstone in winter. Due to many of the park’s roads being closed, the logistics of a winter visit are slightly more complex than for a summer visit. Check out this list of things to do when visiting Yellowstone in winter along with some other recommendations and helpful tips.
In the southwest corner of South Dakota lies the sometimes underrated Black Hills region. The area is home to multiple national parks, memorials, and monuments as well as a couple very impressive state parks. Several charming small towns also dot the Black Hills region—one of those towns is Sturgis, SD.
While Sturgis is likely best-known for its annual motorcycle rally that draws hundreds of thousands to the area each year, the town is worth a visit any time of the year, on a motorcycle or not. It’s also a great option as a base for your Black Hills vacation. With this three-day itinerary, discover Sturgis, the Black Hills, and beyond.