National Geographic's Trails Illustrated Maps long have been used to guide folks through the backcountry of national parks.
Petrified Forest National Park is an overlooked gem in the National Park System, in part perhaps owing to its location in northeastern Arizona, or possibly because there are no in-park accommodations, or maybe because the park shuts down at sundown.
Sunday, April 15th, 2012
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Got a hankering for the chicken pot pie they serve at the Spottswood Dining Room at Big Meadows Lodge in Shenandoah National Park, but can't get there this year?
A few special tours are on tap at Mesa Verde National Park this summer and early fall, including visits to both the Mug House and Square Tower House ruins.