10 National Park Tours That Live Up to the Setting

Spectacular settings, wild histories, eternal natural mysteries—our amazing national parks have it all. Why is it then that most national park tours don’t really jibe with their breathtaking backdrops? While a guided tour in any national park ought to meld seamlessly with its grand locale, the all-too-common assembly line approach to many of them feels anything but special. … Read more

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Travel Guide

While it may not have national park status and sees fewer visitors than its more popular southern Utah “neighbors” like Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is every bit as spectacular—plus off the charts on the solitude scale. It features a dramatic landscape of sandstone cliffs and slot canyons, picturesque washes and … Read more

This Popular National Park Lodge Burned to the Ground

A popular lodge in Washington’s Olympic National Park burned to the ground this weekend. The Seattle Times reports that Hurricane Ridge Day Lodge was found in flames on Sunday afternoon, and the structure was deemed a complete loss despite attempts to extinguish the blaze. The lodge has been closed for an $11 million renovations since March, … Read more