Yellowstone National Park Overview

Yellowstone Bison

Yellowstone National Park is by far one of the most popular of the parks in the National Park System with 3,600,000 visitors in 2010.  The popularity of Yellowstone is the result of a combination of the amazing geology, the highly visible wildlife, and the relatively easy access to all of this.  The peak season is … Read more

Campers’ Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park

Timber Creek Campground at Rocky Mountain National Park

Overview Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is relatively small park near Colorado’s largest population centers.  Founded in 1915, when there were 31,000 visitors, the 416 sq mile national park has been hosting about 3,000,000 visitors a year since 1977.  Although only a two hour drive from busy Denver, CO, and often crowded, RMNP, with its … Read more

Great Winter Camping Destinations – Mojave Preserve

Kelso Dunes - Mojave National Preserve

This article is a summary of camping related information from the National Park Service website. I have included some photos of park attractions Kelso Dunes and Kelso Depot. Singing sand dunes, volcanic cinder cones, Joshua tree forests, and carpets of wildflowers are all found at this 1.6 million acre park. A visit to its canyons, … Read more

Planning Your Winter Trip to Death Valley

Badwater at Death Valley National Park

With summer temperatures often exceeding 120 degrees Fahrenheit, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Death Valley National Park is a popular winter destination. While winter in Death Valley can be very pleasant, it can also have some extreme weather that can limit your park experience. This guide will help you get the most out of … Read more