Death Valley National Park, CA

Death Valley, the name doesn't sound very inviting. When mentioning a vacation to this park, some people might reply with an incredulous "why?!?" My husband and I visited ten years ago for our anniversary. Needless to say, we received a lot of teasing about our choice of an anniversary getaway. However, it truly is a... Continue Reading →

Yosemite National Park

On October 1, 1890 thanks to the efforts of John Muir, over 750,000 acres surrounded by the Sierra and Stanislaus National Forests became Yosemite National Park. The park is incredibly diverse and includes lakes, streams, granite cliffs, waterfalls, meadows, plants, towering trees, animals and much more. Yosemite Falls We visited in April, 2018 and the... Continue Reading →

Hovenweep National Monument

Hovenweep National Monument, located on the border of Colorado and Utah, was established in 1923 by President Warren Harding, to preserve the prehistoric villages in the area. It was the home of Ancestral Puebloans who settled here around 900 AD to hunt and grow crops. They built multi-storied structures that were expertly crafted. These structures... Continue Reading →

Arches National Park, Utah

Arches became a national park in 1971, and although it is not on the list of the top-ten most popular parks in the US, it draws hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It is known for sandstone arches, balanced rocks and other interesting geological formations. Visitors are rewarded with a stunning view after passing... Continue Reading →

Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Mesa Verde, located in southwestern Colorado, became a national park in June, 1906, thanks to President Theodore Roosevelt. The park is an archeologist’s dream with over 4,000 ancient sites to explore. After entering this 52,000 acre park, the road climbs to an elevation of up to 8,500 feet, offering stunning vistas of the sweeping landscape... Continue Reading →

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Canyonlands became a National Park in September 1964 and is divided into four distinct districts. It is a large park covering over 250,000 acres, so if you want to see all of the sections, be sure to allow several days. We spent our time in the Needles section in the southwest corner of the park... Continue Reading →

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