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Which is the Best Entrance to RMNP?

Entrance station to Rocky Mountain

There are two entrances on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park and one on the west side, but several more entrances to the Park can be easily accessed by car as long as there are good road conditions. So which one is the best? The best one to use varies with the time […]

How to Get From Banff to Lake Louise: Driving, Parking, Shuttles, and Tours

Banff and Lake Louise are the most popular places to visit in Banff National Park. These two beautiful mountain towns are only 40 minutes apart (about 57 km) making it easy to visit both even on a weekend trip.  Getting from Banff to Lake Louise is done via vehicle; either driving your own or through […]

12 Best Things To Do in Two Medicine and East Glacier, Glacier National Park

View of Two Medicine Lake and the mountains and clouds behind from the bank

The Two Medicine Valley is a stunning and rugged area within Glacier National Park. The scenery is breathtaking, wildlife is abundant, and hiking trails offer endless opportunities. Two Medicine is one of the more primitive areas of Glacier National Park, making it a very special valley to visit. Two Medicine is located just a few […]

What to See While Driving the Wildlife Loop in Custer State Park in South Dakota

Begging burro CSP

With Custer State Park, being one of the largest state parks in our nation, it’s no surprise that the wildlife loop draws crowds upwards of 2 million people annually. So what can you expect to see? This 71,000-acre Park has diverse terrain, such as prairies, grasslands, mountains, granite cliffs, and over 12 species of animals […]

A Complete Guide to Driving Old Fall River Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

For three incredible months, Rocky Mountain National Park visitors have a rare opportunity to drive on a dirt road that climbs from the Endovalley picnic area (elevation 8,638) up to the Alpine Visitor Center (elevation 11,796) in just eleven miles. Old Fall River Road opened in 1920 and  Rocky Mountain’s staff have kept this road […]

How to Visit Banff National Park: A Beginner’s Guide

River and mountains in Banff

If you are planning a trip to Banff National Park you are in for a real treat! Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest, most popular, and most breathtaking national park.  There is a lot to see and do in Banff so it can be overwhelming. Not to worry. I’ve been visiting Banff National Park for […]

The Best Times to Visit Rocky Mountain + 3 Times to Avoid

Rocky Mountain National Park is 415 square miles of mountains, rivers, alpine lakes, and wildlife. It’s a wonderful place to visit, year-round, but there are times when the experience can be less than rewarding.  The weather, wildlife, and scenery are stunning in early fall, late spring, and in the height of summer (in Rocky Mountain, […]