Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NPS/J. Baird, Prickly pear cactus with fruit along the Tonto Trail Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, …

Death Valley National Park

Photo: Death Valley Death Valley National Park is located in California and Nevada east of the Sierra Nevada, occupying a transition zone between the Great Basin and Mojave deserts in the United States. Tupippuh Nummu means “Our Homeland” in the language of the Timbisha Shoshone, the native people of Death Valley. Timbisha is their name for the valley as well. The word ‘Timbisha’ refers …

Zion National Park Links

Photo Links related to Zion National Park HeadlinesDiane Regas: You’ll never see another ‘No trespassing’ sign on the Zion Narrows trail. Here’s why that matters – @sltrib @DianeRegas @tpl_orgHusband-wife team building tiny home oasis near Zion National ParkPopular Zion National Park Trails Closed Indefinitely After Rockslide – KUERExplore: Scenic access to ancient rock writing; Santa …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon.” Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] Questions What would locals like visitors to …

Badlands National Park

Photo: Badlands Established in 1976, the Badlands Wilderness Area consists of 64,144 acres of the largest prairie wilderness in the United States. One quarter of Badlands National Park is a designated wilderness area. Key Linksnps.gov/badl/index.htmfaqsCalendar of [email protected] Photos Headlines Document takes Badlands’ South Unit one step closer to tribal nat’l park status Planeta.com

Henderson Heritage Park

Photo: Entrance The city of Henderson, Nevada has some beautiful city parks and dog parks. One of our favorites is Heritage Park, 350 South Racetrack Road, (Bark Park off of Burkholder Boulevard). Hours: 6am-10pm. Google Map. Bark Park at Heritage Park: The Bark Park is the City of Henderson’s largest and most unique dog park. …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Here is a place I dearly love to take friends – a quiet park on the eastern outskirts of town, heading toward the Colorado River and Lake Mead: Clark County Wetlands Park Wetlands, in the Mojave Desert. Critical flyway. Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism …

Uluru – Kata Tjuta National Park

Photo: Mark Wassell, Pink Sunset Australia’s Northern Territory boasts nearly 100 national parks and reserves, including two of Australia’s most famous parks — Uluru and Kakadu. The well-known monolith, Uluru (Ayers Rock), 348 meters high, is near the southwest corner of the Territory and may be Australia’s most familiar natural icon. The Uluru-Kata Tjuta National …

Yellowstone National Park

Photo: Jacob W. Frank/NPS, Bison Crossing the Road Key dates: The United States Congress established Yellowstone National Park in 1872. On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law. The world’s first national park was born. Key Linksnps.gov/[email protected] SlideshareYellowstone National Park on the Web HeadlinesRetrospective: Historic Mammoth …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: James Marvin Phelps, Neowise Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park …