Get to Know the Parks

From diverse deserts to breathtaking mountains to expansive forests, national parks across the United States, Canada, and around the world are waiting to be explored. With expert advice from our authors, you’ll be ready to experience their natural beauty in no time.

Learn trip-planning tips for national parks both domestic and international, like when to visit Utah’s national parks or where to go in Acadia National Park. Further afield, find useful information about exploring the stark, rugged beauty of the Andes in Colombia’s Parque Nacional Natural Los Nevados and taking an excursion from Bangkok to Khao Yai National Park.

Our park guides are packed with maps and helpful information including the best times to go, trip ideas, and activities. Check out our featured books Moon Glacier National Park and Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, or browse all our national parks guidebooks:

Featured Guidebook

Cover of the sixth edition of Moon Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon travel handbook.

Cover of the Moon National Parks Sampler PDF

Ebook Sale & Free Trip Planner Sampler for National Parks

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This free PDF version of our National Parks Sampler combines sections of our top National Parks handbooks. It has been newly updated in 2015 and includes itineraries, trip ideas, and travel planning tips for:

Yosemite, Sequoia & Kings Canyon, Glacier, Canadian Rockies, Yellowstone & Grand Teton, Zion & Bryce, Grand Canyon, Four Corners, Mount Rushmore, Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains, and Acadia National Parks.

Download the 2015 National Parks Sampler PDF

Get Inspired With Our Most Recent National Parks Articles

From the serenity of a walk through giant, gentle sequoias to the stunning view atop mountains and gorges to the incredible natural majesty of waterfalls and spindle-thin rock arches, the world’s national parks are yours to explore. Here are our four most recent articles to get you started, or dig deeper and browse the latest Moon travel articles for all articles on both domestic and international National Parks.

Hiker ascends a rocky trail in Waterton Lakes National Park, Alberta, Canada.

Crossing the Canadian Border to Waterton Lakes National Park

A woman hikes along a path lined with orange wildflowers in Glacier National Park.

Explore Glacier’s Backwoods: North Fork Valley

The North Fork Valley defines rustic: Not rustic as in cute and comfortable, but really backwoods. If you’re up for the challenge, step back in time and visit this incredible area to experience its culture and explore its landscapes.

Parque Nacional Los Alerces. Photo © Lisa Weichel, licensed Creative Commons Attribution.

Parque Nacional Los Alerces in Northern Patagonia

View of golden-leafed trees and a snow-capped mountain beyond the welcome sign at the park's entrance.

Explore Parque Nacional Vicente Pérez Rosales

Established in 1926, Chile’s first national park is a geographical extravaganza whose dominant features are Volcán Osorno, a symmetrical snowcapped cone often called the “Fujiyama of South America.”