Grand Canyon National Park

Photo: NASA, EarthKam Grand Canyon National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, encompasses 1,218,375 acres and lies on the Colorado Plateau in the state of Arizona. It was one of the first national parks created in the United States. The canyon is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long, ranges in width from 0.25 to 15 miles (0.4 …

Zion National Park

Photo Zion National Park is one of our favorite places in the USA. Puebloan Peoples inhabited the area from 500-1200 A.D, followed by the Paiute, who were still in residence in 1858 when Mormon missionaries arrived. The Southern Paiute called the area Mukuntuweap which means “straight canyon.” Key Links nps.gov/zion Facebook Flickr YouTube @ZionNPS Questions What …

Wetlands Park in Las Vegas

Photo: Clark County Wetlands Park Keep Las Vegas Weir’d! For fans of quiet and urban ecotourism and conscious travel, one of the must visit places in Las Vegas is Clark County Wetlands Park just beyond the Sam Boyd Stadium. Key Links clarkcountynv.gov Facebook @CCWetlandsPark @ClarkCountyNV lvwash.org – Facebook Google Maps goo.gl/maps/seNaDkr6n6y7Bmi8A The Clark County Wetlands Park …

Nevado de Toluca

Photo: Semarnat Nevado de Toluca is a large stratovolcano in central Mexico, located about 80 kilometers (50 miles) west of Mexico City near the city of Toluca. At 4,558 meters or 13,800 feet, it is the fourth highest of Mexico’s peaks, after Pico de Orizaba, Popocatépetl and Iztaccíhuatl. The mountain, named Xinantécatl, or ‘the naked …

El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve

Photo: J. Paulo Carbajal-Borges, El bosque de niebla Chiapas, Mexico – The Biosphere Reserve El Triunfo protects the central portion of the Sierra Madre Mountains. With an area of 119,177 hectares, El Triunfo protects two of the most threatened ecosystems of Mexico: The Mountain Mesofile Forest (Cloud Forest) and the Tropical Humid Rainforest of Soconusco. …

Yosemite National Park

Photo: Tsai Project, Half Dome Yosemite National Park The area was called “Ahwahnee” (“big mouth”) by the Ahwahnechee people. The park park that covers more than 750,000 acres in the Sierra Nevada and is staffed by 1,200 park service employees and about 1,700 hospitality business workers. The number of Yosemite visitors has increased from 3 …

Kakadu National Park

Photo: Jon Clark, Sunset Kakadu is Australia’s largest national park. Kakadu covers almost 20,000 square kilometers and is a place of enormous biodiversity. It extends from the coast and estuaries in the north through floodplains, billabongs and lowlands to rocky ridges and stone country in the south. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/QdEpuSniBwVGGdoF6 Kakadu National Park is Aboriginal …

Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Photo: Parade of Lights Lake Mead National Recreation Area, is the USA’s fifth most popular national park unit with more than 7 million visits a year. With the creation of what would be named Hoover Dam, Lake Mead was first established as the Boulder Dam Recreation Area in 1936, administrated by the National Park Service. …

Chimney Rock National Monument

Photo: Brendan Bombaci, Between two chimneys Located at the southern edge of the San Juan Mountains in the San Juan National Forest in Southwestern Colorado, Chimney Rock National Monument covers seven square miles and preserves 200 ancient homes and ceremonial buildings, some of which have been excavated for viewing and exploration: a Great Kiva, a …

Joshua Tree National Park

Photo: We have contact Joshua Tree National Park Key Links Joshua Tree National Park @JoshuaTreeNPS Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr Instagram Google Maps Recommended Listening Desert Oracle Radio hosted by Ken Layne by Ken Layne desertoracle.com Desert Oracle Radio Visitor Numbers Joshua Tree National Park had a record 2.8 million visitors in 2018. During Thanksgiving weekend …