Big Bend National Park

Rio Grande River at the Big Bend National Park

Famous with the Rio Grande that serenely passes through West Texas, through space and time, carrying the secrets of millennia in her waters. Big Bend National Park is in the southwestern part of Texas along the Texas-Mexico border. Its grandeur is defined by the deep river gorges sparkle down below, and canyons … Read more

Canyonlands National Park

Bikers on a sunny day at the Canyonlands National Park

Standing as the largest national park in Utah, Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape eroded into numerous canyons, mesas, and buttes by the Colorado River, the Green River, and their respective tributaries. There are four districts in which the park is divided: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, … Read more

Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve

Small tarn in a hidden valley in the Itkillik Preserve

This is a large, remote wilderness area in northern Alaska in the U.S. It is part of a vast region of national parks, monuments, and preserves. The park is situated entirely north of the Arctic Circle that stretches for hundreds of miles from west to east. Covering about 8,472,506 acres, the park … Read more

Carlsbad Caverns National Park

Carlsbad Cavern National Park entrance

Caves Situated in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico, the park’s primary attraction is the show cave, Carlsbad Cavern. Carlsbad Caverns is one of the oldest and most famous cave systems in the world. The caverns contain several vast underground chambers, up to 250 feet high, filled with amazing formations of … Read more

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

River with crystal clear water flowing within the forest in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Pride of the East as the park is one of the most pristine natural areas that offer breathtaking mountain scenery, including panoramic views, whooshing mountain streams, and mature hardwood forests stretching to the horizon. The Smokies are noted for incredible biodiversity; moving from the lowest to highest elevations within the park is … Read more

Haleakalā National Park

Haleakala Crater landscape

The park got its name from Haleakala, a dormant volcano within the park’s area. Haleakala in Hawaiian means “House of the Sun” belongs to one of the world’s largest volcanic craters. Its rim’s elevation reaches at 10,023 feet (3,055 meters) at Red Hill on the southwest. The crater is 7.5 miles long … Read more

Kobuk Valley National Park

Aerial view of Kobuk River passing through the Kobuk National Park

Protecting several critical geographic features including the central portion of the Kobuk River, the 25-square-mile Great Kobuk Sand Dunes, and the Little Kobuk and Hunt River dunes, Kobuk Valley National Park is in the Arctic region of north-western Alaska, located about 25 miles north of the Arctic Circle. The sands produced of … Read more

Mesa Verde National Park

Doe deer at the grassland at Mesa Verde National Park

Mesa Verde or literally “Green Table” in Spanish is a national park located in Southwestern Colorado. This park offers an exceptional opportunity to see and experience a one-of-a-kind cultural and physical landscape. This national treasure includes the famous multi-story Cliff Palace, Balcony House, and Square House and more than 4000 known archaeological … Read more

Petrified Forest National Park

Petrified log in Petrified Forest National Park

Situated in Navajo and Apache counties in northeastern Arizona, Petrified Forest National Park is named for its large petrified wood deposits, plant and animal fossils, and archaeological sites. Holbrook’s area 19 miles east covers about 230 square miles that encompass the semi-desert shrub-steppe and the highly eroded and colorful badlands. Some animal … Read more

Olympic National Park

Landscape of the Olympica National Park

This national park located north-west of the Washington State boasts its scenic lakes, spectacular coastline, majestic mountains and glaciers, and a magnificent virgin temperate rainforest. It is also renowned for its geological formations such as the rocky islets, formed by a continuously receding and changing coastline, deep canyons, and valleys formed by … Read more

Saguaro National Park

Hohokam petroglyphs in the Tucson Mountain District, Saguaro National Park

Saguaro is a large species of cactus native to Mexico and Arizona, and California in the United States. The fruits are essential to the Indian diet and as well as its woody skeletons. These cactus also serve as shelter and nesting sites for various bird species. The flowers are an essential source … Read more

Sequoia National Park

Hamilton Lake passes over the Great Western Divide

You will be as small as an ant if you found yourself under the giant trees in Sequoia National Park. It is also called Land of the Giants as this magnificent landscape testifies to nature’s size, beauty, and diversity—huge mountains, rugged foothills, deep canyons, vast caverns, and the world’s most giant trees. … Read more

Shenandoah National Park

Clear waters at forested Shenandoah River at daytime

Stretches more than a hundred miles along the Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia, and Shenandoah National Park is a land overflowing with cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, fields of wildflowers, and quiet wooded hollows. More than 200,000 acres is protected and is a haven to deer, songbirds, and black bears. It also offers a … Read more