Sitting in western Nebraska, miles from any city (let alone gas station), is Agate Fossil Beds National Monument. This small and unassuming site is home to a surprising discovery that was made by the first settlers in the 1890s-mammal fossils from the Miocene Age.
In an average year, just 15,000 visitors make their way to this remote part of Nebraska. When we visited in 2017, our family of five represented a little over 12% of their daily visitors! However, what started off as an unplanned stop while traveling from Wind Cave National Park on our way to Denver ended up being a great find for our family. The extremely friendly staff were very helpful and went out of their way to make sure we had a great visit.
If you are planning a trip to the area, make sure you take an hour or so and visit Agate Fossil Beds National Monument!
Acadia National Park is best known for its rocky shorelines, coastal mountains, jagged cliffs and glacier-carved lakes. Although Acadia offers some stunning viewpoints along Park Loop Road, you’d be missing out if you didn’t take advantage of the park’s amazing trail system to experience some of the best views in the park!
With over 120 miles of hiking trails, many which are interconnected, Acadia National Park has a hike for everyone. The best hikes in Acadia are a matter of opinion. However, after several visits and lots of hikes, we’ve put together this list of what we think are some of the best Acadia National Park trails.
There are a ton of great Capitol Reef National Park hikes that are worth trying out when visiting this remote location in Utah. While much of the park can be very challenging (and time consuming!) to get to, there are great rewards in both the Fruita District (which is where visitors tend to spend most of their time) and the other more remote parts of Capitol Reef National Park.
For those that do want to hike, it can be daunting trying to go through the dozens of hikes in Capitol Reef National Park and narrow it down to just one or two if you are limited on time. That’s why we wanted to put together this list of great hikes in Capitol Reef National Park to help take the guesswork out of planning your upcoming trip.