The Latest News & Views

Monday, April 16th, 2012

  • 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

  • Editor's note: Here's our weekly sampling of global park news.

  • 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.