Learn about the national parks of the Western U.S., including Yellowstone, Zion, Glacier, Yosemite, Sequoia, Arches, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, and more. Discover hidden places away from the crowds, find the best time to go, and get the scoop on where to stay and eat.
Best Places to Enjoy Fall Color in Arizona
Escape into fall on one of these day trips or hikes in across Arizona.
Volcanoes of the West
Here are some of the best places around the West for a volcano vacation.
Hoodoos Less Traveled: Cedar Breaks National Monument
Avoid the crowds and take in some very dramatic scenery at this high-desert Utah gem.
Where the Joshua Trees Grow
This road trip through the Southern California desert winds through two national parks, sand dunes, and even a ghost town.
Insider’s Guide to 6 Top National Parks
Use our helpful insider tips the next time you visit any one of these six astounding national parks of the West.
5 California National Parks Deliver Top Thrills
Sleeping under the stars at Joshua Tree, spotting a condor at Pinnacles, and other thrills occur at these National Parks.
10 Awe-Inspiring Geological Wonders in the West
10 dramatic sites in California, Arizona, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Idaho reveal how the West's landscape evolved.
Yosemite Beyond the Valley
Venture beyond the crowds in Yosemite Valley at California's most popular national park and find mountain magic.
Drive the Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway
Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway takes travelers back in time to see fossils, petroglyphs, and impressive stretches of road.
National Park Service's Social Media Pro Keeps Us Smiling
A National Park Service ranger uses social media to keep us virtually connected to the West’s most beautiful places.
South Dakota: The Ultimate American West Landscape
From incredible natural wonders to stunning man-made monuments, the scenery is fine in South Dakota.
What to Expect With Yosemite’s Phased Reopening
Yosemite is reopening—here's what you need to know.