Salt Lake City Day Hike: Brighton Lakes Trail

At the top of Big Cottonwood Canyon, tucked into the steep rocky terrain and hidden from view from the road, sits a chain of sparkling alpine lakes. This moderate, three-hour hike offers hikers progressively more impressive rewards as they explore farther up the trail. Mike Matson discusses what you’ll see on the trek, how to modify your route, and more.

Family Adventures in India

Children are welcome almost everywhere in India, and there’s enough going on in most towns and cities to keep the young entertained. Here are some of the best family-friendly sights in the country.

The Life and Landcape of Capitol Reef National Park

For those interested in spotting creatures like kangaroo rats, Rocky Mountain toads, and perhaps even black bears, as well as sandstone cliff phenomena like desert varnish, Capitol Reef National Park is the place to be. Bill McRae and Judy Jewell share interesting facts about the wildlife, vegetation, and geology of the park.

Wildlife Watching in Glacier: Tips and Hot Spots

With 60 mammal species and more than 260 species of birds, wildlife watchers keep busy in Glacier. Here are the best spots to see everything from grizzly bears to mountain goats, as well as advice to make sure you get the best views and photographs while always staying safe.

The Call of the Wild in Northern India

The Golden Triangle is home to some of India’s most spectacular national parks, some of which are also home to wild tigers. If you’re more interested in Mother Nature than in monuments, Northern India won’t disappoint.

Glacier National Park: The Crown of the Continent

Glacier National Park is the undisputed “Crown of the Continent.” Its glaciers acsend steep arêtes where mountain goats walk like acrobats. Acres of lush green parkland plunge down jagged red pinnacles, exposing some of the world’s oldest stones. Waterfalls roar, ice cracks, and rockfall echoes in scenery still under the paintbrush of change.