Tag: National Park

Eight Things to Do at Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico

Eight Things to Do at Pecos National Historical Park in New Mexico

Often, it is said that the United States is a young country. And that’s true. Compared to European, Asian, and African countries, the United States is a newcomer on the scene. However, that does not mean that the states are devoid of history. You only…

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide for Families

Rocky Mountain National Park Guide for Families

Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the crown jewels of the National Park Service. It’s not the largest park (although it’s the largest in Colorado). However, it is packed with things to do. The park boasts over 100 peaks at 11,000 feet in altitude…

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…

Ultimate Guide to the Cliff Palace Tour at Mesa Verde

Ultimate Guide to the Cliff Palace Tour at Mesa Verde

Mesa Verde National Park, located in the southwestern corner of Colorado has captivated tourists for decades since two cowboys happened upon Cliff Palace in December 1888. Since then, Cliff Palace has been the quintessential stop for those admiring the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde. The…

National Park Photos: A Tribute

National Park Photos: A Tribute

We at Family Well Traveled love our national parks. With more than 400 national park sites, there is plenty to see and do. We have a lot of sites left to visit. Still, we thought in honor of National Parks Week (which occurs each April),…

Six Underrated National Parks in New Mexico You Must Visit

Six Underrated National Parks in New Mexico You Must Visit

When you think about New Mexico, you probably think of pueblos and UFOs (think Roswell). The state also has a large number of National Park sites, most notably Carlsbad Caverns, White Sands, and Chaco Culture. However, the state boasts a number of underrated National Parks.…

Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucca House National Monument

Exploring Off-the-Beaten-Path Yucca House National Monument

I am a planner when our family travels. I will research for weeks, determining activities and locations we must visit on our journeys. Sometimes, I include remote, off-the-beaten-path locations which we can visit if there is time on our trip. Such was the case with…

We Survived The Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde

We Survived The Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde

After the tour ended, our son claimed he wanted a T-shirt that read, “I survived the Balcony House Tour at Mesa Verde National Park.” We enjoyed Mesa Verde National Park so much during our first trip there in late winter/early spring. However, we missed one…

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…

A Visit to the Ancient Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park

A Visit to the Ancient Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park

The Four Corners region of the United States is home to numerous cliff dwellings and ancient Pueblo structures. None is more famous than the cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park. A trip here amazes visitors as they contemplate the lifestyle of the ancient Puebloan…