Tag: National Parks

New York

New York!!!  State line sign #23 of 50.  This was taken while on National Park Trip Season 3 in the summer of 2018.  Right off of Interstate 90 coming from Pennsylvania into New York. Plenty of room to pull off and get a great…

Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 3-4 hours Accommodations: Rough Riders Hotel, Medora (Highly recommend) The last national park we visited on the National Park Trip Season 2 was Theodore Roosevelt National Park, located in beautiful Medora, North Dakota.  This park was perfect for wrapping up our…

Glacier National Park

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 4 days Accomodations: AirBNB about 10 miles from the park. (Columbia Falls) Astrid Cabin Glacier National Park, the mother of them all. I have heard so much about this park I couldn’t wait to get here.  There is so much to…

Grant-Kohrs Ranch

Visited: August 2017 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Fairmont Hot Springs, Anaconda, Montana A stop between Yellowstone and Glacier to break up the 8 hour drive time was this gem located in Deer Lodge, Montana.  After a fantastic night swimming in a hot springs pool…

Capulin Volcano National Monument

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 1-2 hours Accomodations:  None. This was an afternoon stop between New Mexico and Texas. Capulin Volcano erupted over 60,000 years ago producing 2 kinds of volcanic products: cinders/scoria (frothy chunks of volcanic rock) and lava flows. Today you can walk…

Fort Union National Monument

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Las Vegas, NM (28 miles South of Fort Union) Fort Union was once a bustling community where soldiers practiced army drills, blacksmiths hammered out horseshoes and wheels for wagons. Traders traded items and news in English and…

Pecos National Historic Park

Visited: March 2018 Duration: 2-3 hours Accommodations: Santa Fe, NM (located 25 northwest of the park) Pecos National Historic park holds years of history. It preserves the archaeological site of a 15th century Pueblo, Spanish missions, the crossing of the Santa Fe Trail, New…

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 4 hours Great Sand Dunes was a pit stop on the road home from Mesa Verde National Park.  A co-worker had told me it is a must do for the kids. I figured we could at least burn off a…

Mesa Verde National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 1 day Accommodations: Kokepelli Cave Bed and Breakfast, Farmington, New Mexico. Mesa Verde National Park is what inspired our very first National Park trip, and the rest is history. Hunter was studying cliff dwellings in Social Studies in the 5th…

Zion National Park

Visited: June 2016 Duration: 2 days Accommodations: Cable Mountain Lodge, Sprindale, UT. Zion National Park, this was the park I was most looking forward to on National Park Trip Season 1. It brought 0 disappointments. We started our morning out leaving Bryce Canyon and…

Bryce Canyon National Park

Visited:  June 2016 Duration: 1.5 days Accommodations: Bryce Country Cabins, Tropic Utah Our third park of National park trip Season 1, and our most favorite.  We left Moab in the morning and got to Bryce Canyon right after lunch.  It was a beautiful drive…

Canyonlands National Park

Visted: June 2016 Duration: 1/2 day  (Finished at Arches in the morning, spent afternoon here). Accomodations: Moab Under Canvas As stated above, we headed over to Canyonlands National Park in the afternoon after a wonderful lunch at Quesadilla Mobilla (highly recommend).  We pulled up…

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