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Destination Darkness: The Increasingly Rare Starscapes of the Colorado Plateau National Parks

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By Cory MacNulty, Program Manager, Southwest Regional Office The Colorado Plateau stretches for 130,000 square miles across the Four Corners region of Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. The area is well-known for its red rock canyons, arches, and hoodoos, formed by wind erosion or carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The Colorado Plateau is also home to [...]

Posted on: April 21 2014
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Feeling Small Again: 5 Tips for Visiting National Parks with Kids

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By Todd Christopher, Senior Director of Online Communications We go to the parks to feel small again. These are places of enormous grandeur which fill us with wonder and remind us that we are all part of something much bigger than ourselves. And so we are drawn, year after year, to the rim of the Grand Canyon, the floor of [...]

Posted on: March 26 2014
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This Month’s Featured National Heritage Area: Lunar-Like Landscapes and Inspiring History Await at Arabia Mountain

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By Mera Cardenas, Executive Director of the Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance Creating the Arabia Mountain National Heritage Area (AMNHA) took some time—about 400 million years, give or take. Nature, history, and culture converge in this remarkable part of Georgia to create a landscape found nowhere else. The AMNHA features geological oddities known as monadnocks, a small historic town built [...]

Posted on: February 27 2014
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Essential Paddling Guide: Paddling The Buffalo, America’s First National River

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The following post is the first in a series from National Parks Traveler. These stories are part of the new Essential Guide for Paddling the Parks, the first paddling guide to the National Park System that helps you decide which river, lake, or ocean to paddle, how to select an outfitter if necessary, and where to find epic paddling adventures in [...]

Posted on: February 20 2014
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Take an Online Tour of the Buffalo, America’s First National River

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Congress designated the Buffalo as America’s first national river back in 1972; today, it remains one of the last undammed rivers in the country. In recent months, NPCA has helped protect its sensitive waters by taking legal action against an unprecedented factory farm that sits on a major tributary of the river. These photos showcase the stunning landscape that supporters [...]

Posted on: November 15 2013
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