Indiana Dunes National Park

The last stop on our spring parks trip was Indiana Dunes National Park.  This Park was upgraded from a National Lakeshore to a National Park in February 2019, making it America’s 61st National Park.  Indiana Dunes is located just an hour outside of Chicago, which is where we would be staying for the next two […]

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White Sands National Park

I set out for my first solo parks trip in the fall of 2021 to White Sands National Park.  This national park is located in New Mexico in the Tularosa Basin, completely surrounded by the White Sands Missile Range.  White Sands was upgraded from a National Monument to a National Park in December 2019.  I […]

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park is located in southern Colorado, about a 9-hour drive from Salt Lake City. The park is obviously most well-known for its large dunes, but there are also hiking trails which lead to forests, lakes, and waterfalls.  Spring to early summer brings the unique Medano Creek and beach, located at the […]

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