Stay hydrated on any hikes to parks in the Southwest U.S. in the summertime. Don't take on more than you're capable of.
Best tip for visiting the National Archives Experience just north of the National Mall in Washington, DC is to go on www.nps... more
Many national parks offer free dispersed or primitive camping.
Involve every family member in preparing for your park trip. Everyone should be responsible for packing there own day pack... more
It is important to take breaks and stretch during a long road trip. RoadsideAmerica.com provides an interactive map of... more
When you are visiting Mesa Verde National Park, be sure to take the one mile hike on the Petroglyph Trail. You will be... more
Traveling with Kids? Make the Visitors Center your first park stop and pick up a Jr. Ranger booklet. Bring pencils or... more
buy your sunscreen and bug spray at a dollar store before you leave they can be pricey other places at the last minute
Use the lockers to hide your food! We watched a black bear open up a Subaru wagon like a tin can to get the food inside.... more
Try to get there early enough so that you have plenty of time to walk around the park. If you only drive, you won't get the... more