Southwest

Our Tour of National Parks Service Sites in Northern Arizona

Now is a great time to start planning a trip to northern Arizona. The snow will be melting soon, and the weather will be temperate. Our tour covers one thousand miles of desert landscape in one week — though it can be modified based on your timing!  The 1.25 million acre Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Canyon de Chelly National Monument — a network of canyons shared by the NPS and the Navajo Nation — Petrified Forest National Park, and of course Grand Canyon National Park, are all spectacular highlights. The region is best toured in the summer, now is the time to start planning!

Heartbreak and Enduring Love: Two Valentines

For Valentines Day, Parks and Points is proud to publish the two Honorable Mention winners from our Fall 2016 Essay Contest. Allyson Whipple's "Heartbreak on a Hill" describes putting oneself back together after a breakup in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, in Texas. Jean Jackman's "50th Anniversary in the Wilderness" set in the Desolation Wilderness in El Dorado National Forest, gathers nine family members together in celebration of fifty years of marriage. 

Heart Lake, Olympic National Park photo by brewbooks / CC BY

Cover 1,000 Miles of Desert Landscape in a Week on our Tour of Northern Arizona

Blue Basin Sunset- Petrified Forest National Park, photo by Andrew Kerns CC / BY

Blue Basin Sunset- Petrified Forest National Park, photo by Andrew Kerns CC / BY

Cover 1,000 Miles of Desert Landscape in a Week on our Tour of Northern Arizona

The 1.25 million acre Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Canyon de Chelly National Monument — a network of canyons shared by the NPS and the Navajo Nation — Petrified Forest National Park, and of course Grand Canyon National Park, are all spectacular highlights of our recommended itinerary for touring NPS sites in northern Arizona. The region is best toured in the summer, now is the time to start planning!