Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Clear, shallow water at the Gunnison River at Black Canyon

Encompasses a deep, narrow gorge 15 miles east of Montrose, this natural area in western Colorado is called the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. Its hugeness is overwhelming but still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison is home to some of the oldest … Read more

Katmai National Park and Preserve

Dormat Volcano Crater

Established in 1918, Katmai aims to protect the volcano-devastated region surrounding Novarupta and the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes. At present, Katmai National Park and Preserve continues to guard a 900-year old human history and important home for salmon and thousands of brown bears. What makes Katmai National Park and Preserve a … Read more

Arches National Park

Double Arches in the Arches National Park

Million years ago, the surface of an expansive salt bed underwent extreme climate changes. Debris from Ocean waters and flood were compressed into rock, and push the earth down into hollow pockets and upward into domes. Because of these conditions, faults and vertical arches formed. These arches are unique structures, and there … Read more

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve

Overlook of the Mt. Redoubt Cook’s Inket

Volcanoes steam, reflection from the shimmering turquoise lakes of the steep mountains, and vast wildlife are the foundation of Lake Clark National Park and Preserve’s grandeur. The park covers 4,030,015 acres of the Alaska Peninsula’s base in south-central Alaska, and about 100 miles southwest of Anchorage. Approximately 2,637,000 acres lie in the … Read more

Glacier National Park

The View of Lake McDonald in the Glacier National Park

Nicknamed the “Crown of the Continent,” Glacier National Park participates as the world’s first international peace park to celebrate the camaraderie and friendship between Canada and the United States. From 1932 up to this day, the Glacier National Park and the Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberton, Canada collaborate in the sustainability, preservation, … Read more

Mount Rainier Expedition

Northeastern face of Mount Rainier

Location: west-central Washington state Elevation: 4, 393 meters If one wishes to climb a mountain that hits the records, Mount Rainier is the summit to beat! Other than its distinct geologic and astounding glacial features, it is the highest volcanic peak of the contiguous United States. At 14,410 feet, it is known … Read more