How We Make a Difference
We love to visit the national parks of the west and we want to keep them beautiful. We believe in preservation and donate a portion of the proceeds of our guides to the following, to ensure access and enjoyment for future generations.
- Bryce Canyon Association
- Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society
- Capitol Reef Natural History Association
- Glacier National Park Conservancy
- Grand Canyon Conservancy
- Grand Teton National Park Foundation
- Friends of Arches and Canyonlands
- Mount Rushmore Society
- Custer State Park
- Yellowstone Forever
- Zion National Park Forever Project
How You Can Make a Difference
The National Park Foundation is a great place to donate. Your donation will help preserve and protect our beautiful national parks for years to come.
Leave No Trace
When visiting the national parks, make sure to follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.
- Plan Ahead and Prepare
- Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
- Dispose of Waste Properly
- Leave What You Find
- Minimize Campfire Impacts
- Respect Wildlife
- Be Considerate of Other Visitors
Make sure to keep the wildlife and yourself safe, by following these simple rules.
- Don’t feed the wildlife
- Keep your distance
- Store your food and trash away
- Control pets or don’t bring them
- Avoid wildlife when they are mating, nesting, and raising young, as well as during wintertime.
Stay on Trails
Stick to the trails when hiking and driving. This will prevent damage to vegetation and other wildlife that are trying to survive. It also reduces the impact on the land and waterways and keeps the land looking beautiful instead of scarred by many trails.
The national parks have rules to help protect and preserve beautiful landscapes. Please follow those rules as you visit so that future generations can experience the natural beauty that you enjoy. Recreate responsibly.
Follow Posted Speed Limits
When driving through the national parks, the posted speed limits are there for a reason. Wildlife can be found on the roadways as well as people stopping to see the views. We can keep ourselves and others safe as well as the natural wildlife when we follow the posted speed limits.
Practice Fire Safety
- Check fire restrictions in the area
- Fully extinguish fires before leaving
- Report smoke or fires to authorities
- Don’t drive in areas of high vegetation