Oft-ignored, Capitol Reef National Park seems to be the underrated cousin, but it can compete with stunning scenery and experiences, especially when the golden hour casts a glow across rock formations.
From family-friendly to pick-the-grit-out-of-your-teeth rides, the Rocky Mountains and Southwest deliver with epic biking options.
Vibrant orange, rust, and pinks paint the national parks in the Southwest. These colors pop when the light glints off deep river-carved canyons and smooth sandstone walls. The land also seems to defy gravity with otherworldly spires stretching upwards and arches that seem like they should just crumble into dust, yet they persist against the elements.
Getting off the roads in national parks gives visitors more intimate experiences, and what better way to get away from cars than lacing up the hiking shoes to saunter on trails? These shorter trails showcase some of the unique features of parks in the Rocky Mountains.
The Intermountain Region is home to a staggering 20 national parks. These lands, once belonging to indigenous people, all yield a different experience. From the Canadian border to the Mexican border, these parks invite exploration.