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A Trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

A Trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Some of its rock walls are deeper than you’ll find in parts of the Grand Canyon. For more than 2 million years, the Gunnison River has chiseled away the rock canyon walls, at the rate of one paper width per year. Painted Wall, its largest […]

4 Things To Do at Capulin Volcano National Monument

4 Things To Do at Capulin Volcano National Monument

Most people have heard of the Ring of Fire, a volcanic hotbed in the Pacific Ocean. However, many do not know that 60,000 years ago, New Mexico had it’s own geologic wonders. Today, dotted throughout the plains of northern New Mexico lie dormant volcanic mountains. […]

Sand Sledding (Sort Of) At Great Sand Dunes National Park

Sand Sledding (Sort Of) At Great Sand Dunes National Park

Did you know that the tallest sand dunes in North America are nestled in central Colorado? The Great Sand Dunes National Park has dunes 800 feet tall. Still, at that impressive height, the dunes are dwarfed by the Sangre de Cristo and San Juan Mountain […]

The Joys of Being a Junior Ranger

The Joys of Being a Junior Ranger

Every summer, our family develops a new passion. One year, it was geocaching. One year, it was watching “American Ninja Warrior.” This year, our passion involves visiting some of the sites of the National Park Service. During the visit, our children collect a Junior Ranger […]