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How to Stay Safe When Visiting National Parks (General Guide)

A visit to any national park poses its own safety concerns, from unpredictable weather to the dangers of wildlife. Be prepared before you go by checking out these general safety tips and guidelines for visiting national parks. Wildlife It should come as no surprise that every national park is filled with wildlife specific to itsContinue reading “How to Stay Safe When Visiting National Parks (General Guide)”

Basic Facts about Glacier National Park

History Glacier National Park borders Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada — the two parks are known as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, and were designated as the world’s first International Peace Park in 1932. The parks were designated by the United Nations as Biosphere Reserves in 1976, and in 1995 as World Heritage sites.Continue reading “Basic Facts about Glacier National Park”

Basic Facts about Rocky Mountain National Park

History Evidence of Native American peoples visiting the park date back almost 10,000 years, mainly from the Ute and Arapaho communities. Several expeditions visited the area in the early to mid-19th century, including one by Joel Estes in 1859 after which he and his family established a homestead that would soon become Estes Park, theContinue reading “Basic Facts about Rocky Mountain National Park”