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Why is the Death Valley called the Death Valley?

death valley orange, red, and golden hues cover the rocky landscape

If you’ve had a chance to visit or read about the Death Valley National Park, you have likely wondered why is it the Death Valley called the Death Valley? The name itself hints at the formidable and unforgiving nature of this region.  Several key factors contribute to this ominous title. First and foremost, the Death … Read more

When is the Best Time to Visit Big Bend National Park?

A river flows through Santa Elena Canyon at Big Bend National Park.

Big Bend National Park is an incredible, awe-inspiring park located in the far western part of Texas. The park is an outdoor lover’s paradise. It’s the ideal location for those who love hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, river rafting, and much more. The best time of year to visit Big Bend would be during the spring … Read more

Complete Guide to Carlsbad Caverns National Park!

stalactites and stalagmites growing inside the vast cave systems of Carlsbad Caverns National Park

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a true underground wonderland unlike any other. This park is home to a vast network of hundreds of intricate cave systems.  These caves and caverns house a variety of natural geologic wonders such as stalactites, stalagmites, large tunnel systems, and limestone cave chambers. Above the caves in the … Read more

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