Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole is a fairly touristy city, popular mostly for its proximity to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks as well as several ski resorts in the area. I used this city as a launching point for my visit to Grand Teton National Park, but there are plenty of points of interest within the city … More Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Cuyahoga Valley- Ohio’s Backyard National Park

Smack in between New York and Chicago, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is one of the most bizarrely designed National Parks I’ve ever been to. Perhaps it is because the park was originally a National Recreation area, but the fact that it features natural, man-made, and private attractions is fairly unique to the park. Residential areas … More Cuyahoga Valley- Ohio’s Backyard National Park

A Shortcut Through Petrified Forest National Park

While perfectly able to host a multi-day adventure, the Petrified Forest National Park’s relatively small size and prime location smack in the middle between Interstate 40 and Highway 180 in Arizona makes it the perfect drive through park. A straight drive through the park takes about an hour, end to end, but obviously stopping points … More A Shortcut Through Petrified Forest National Park

Las Vegas’ Surprising Neighbor; Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area

Just a half hour drive west of Las Vegas, Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area hosts a 13-mile scenic drive with plenty of hiking, rock climbing and biking options to offer. While currently the park is only allowing admissions at pre-booked times, exploring the park can take as much time as desired once inside. The … More Las Vegas’ Surprising Neighbor; Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area