National Parks

Joshua Tree along a road
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What is a National Park Unit?

Thursday 5th September, 2019

We often talk about our quest to visit all the National Park Units in the US. But what exactly is a National Park Unit? [...]

Diana Cycling in Colorado National Monument
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Electric Bikes Permitted in National Parks

Sunday 1st September, 2019

Until now, e-bikes typically haven't been allowed in the National Parks, but that may be about to change. [...]

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument
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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

Thursday 29th August, 2019

Once considered the most dangerous National Park, this Sonoran Desert park is the only place in the US where the Organ Pipe Cactus grows wild. [...]

Pueblo Grande Museum
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Hohokam Pima National Monument

Thursday 22nd August, 2019

Maybe one of the strangest National Park Units: you cannot visit it and even the name is bizarre! [...]

Tonto National Monument
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Tonto National Monument

Thursday 15th August, 2019

Dating from 1250CE to 1450CE, the cliff-dwellings and artifacts at Tonto National Monument shed light on how the Salado people might have lived. [...]

Casa Grande Ruins National Monument
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Casa Grande Ruins National Monument

Thursday 8th August, 2019

Casa Grande is one of the largest prehistoric structures ever built in North America, but it's surrounded in mystery! [...]

Sagauro Cactus
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Saguaro National Park

Monday 24th June, 2019

Arguably the most iconic image of the American south west, Saguaro cacti cover the Sonoran Desert landscape around Tucson in southern Arizona. [...]

Tumacácori National Historical Park
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Tumacácori National Historical Park

Wednesday 22nd May, 2019

Nestled in the Santa Cruz River valley in southern Arizona, Tumacácori has much to offer. [...]

Bryce Canyon National Park
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National Park Week 2019

Saturday 13th April, 2019

Are you ready to celebrate National Park Week 2019, starting next Saturday, April 20th? [...]

Montzeuma Canyon
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Coronado National Memorial

Saturday 6th April, 2019

Coronado National Memorial commemorates the expedition of Francisco Vázquez de Coronado in 1540, as he sought to find the mystical Seven Cities of Gold. [...]

National Park Service
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National Parks Update - March 2019

Tuesday 26th March, 2019

A recent House bill has increased the number of National Park Units from 418 to 419 as well as updated several other units too. [...]

Chiricahua National Monument
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Chiricahua National Monument - A Hidden Gem?

Sunday 3rd February, 2019

Named after the band of Native American Indians, Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona may not have made your shortlist of must-visit National Park Units. But after spending several days exploring it in December, let me tell you why we think this is a hidden gem of the National Park System. [...]