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National Parks

Learn about the national parks of the Western U.S., including Yellowstone, Zion, Glacier, Yosemite, Sequoia, Arches, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, and more. Discover hidden places away from the crowds, find the best time to go, and get the scoop on where to stay and eat.

8 Best RV and Camper Van Road Trips in the West

Discover the freedom of the open road along these eight routes.

Explore Glacier National Park's Fiery Past

Three past fires showcase how Montana's crown jewel revives after it burns.

How to Stay Dry and Comfortable Outdoors

From hot-weather camping clothes to special snow gear, here’s what to bring for every climate.

Camping Gear: Rent, borrow, or buy?

Get what you need for an epic trip without cluttering your home or spending a small fortune.

How to Choose a Sleeping Bag

Whether you’re car camping or ultralight backpacking, here’s how to pick your perfect match.

How to Make a Campfire (and S’mores!)

Ignite your love for campfire cooking with these simple instructions for building a campfire and making perfectly melted s'mores.

How to Keep Animals and Bugs Away Outdoors

Outsmart raccoons, avoid bears, and repel mosquitoes, flies, and ants while camping and hiking with these tips.

How to Pick a Campsite

Learn how to book the perfect campsite (and being a good neighbor once you set up camp).

South Dakota: The Ultimate American West Landscape

From incredible natural wonders to stunning man-made monuments, the scenery is fine in South Dakota.

Lassen Volcanic National Park

Lassen Volcanic National Park touts volcanic wonders, hiking trails, and an escape from crowds in this lesser-known park.

Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon

The limestone spires that make up Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park attract visitors from across the world.

Hidden Delights in the West’s Top National Parks

Get off the beaten path and discover these less popular but no less lovely scenic gems.