Hiking

Petroglyph National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Joe Sanchez
Petroglyph National Monument protects a variety of cultural and natural resources. Of the most extraordinary, an estimated 20,000 carved images dot the landscape. Many are recognizable as animals, people, brands and crosses; others are more complex. These images are inseparable from the cultural landscape, the spirits of the people who created, and who appreciate them.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
7236
Visitor Count: 
121825
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
JA Vocano; Albuquerque Overlook; Black Volcano Loop; Vulcan Volcano Loop; Rinconada Canyon; Boco Negra Canyon: Mesa Point; Macaw; Cliff Base; Piedras Marcadas
Entrance Fees: 
Weekday Parking: $1; Weekend Parking: $2
Nearest Major City: 
Albuquerque, NM
Gateway Communities: 
Albuquerque, NM; Corrales, NM; Rio Rancho, NM; Isleta, NM; Bernalillo, NM; Tijeras, NM; Cedar Crest, NM
Nearby Airports: 
Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ)

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Pinnacles National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Eric Brunnemann
Whether you want to count yellow poppies, condors or shooting stars, Pinnacles National Monument will reward you with new pleasures on every visit. Activities include hiking, rock climbing, studying wildlife, viewing wildflowers and experiencing nature.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
24265
Highest Point: 
North Chalone Peak
Highest Point Elevation: 
3304 feet
Visitor Count: 
158824
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
Yes
Park Sights: 
Bear Gulch Resevoir; High Peaks; Gabilan Mountains; Bear Gulch Cave; Balconies Cave; Machete Ridge; Teapot Dome
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle (single visit entry): $5; Individual: $3 (pedestrians & bicycles)
Nearest Major City: 
Soledad, CA
Gateway Communities: 
Paicines, CA; Tres Pinos, CA; King City, CA; Hollister, CA; San Lucas, CA
Nearby Airports: 
San Francisco International Airport (SFO); Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK); Fresno Yosemite International Airport (FAT); Reid-Hillview Airport of Santa Clara County (RHV)

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Natural Bridges National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Corky Hays
Natural Bridges preserves some of the greatest examples of natural stone architecture in the southwest. Three such natural bridges formed when running streams slowly cut through the canyon walls. In honor of the Native Americans that inhabited the area, the bridges are named "Kachina," "Owachomo" and "Sipapu."
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
7636
Visitor Count: 
91288
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Sipapu Bridge; Horsecollar Ruin; Kachina Bridge; Owachomo Bridge; Solar Power System
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass (valid for 7 days): $3 (motorcycles, bicycles, walk-ins); Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $6; Local Passport (valid for Arches, Canyonlands, Hovenweep, Natural Bridges): $25; Commercial Tours: $25-$100 (varies depending on seating capacity
Nearest Major City: 
Blanding, UT
Gateway Communities: 
Blanding, UT; Mexican Hat, UT; Bluff, UT
Nearby Airports: 
Cortez Municipal Airport (CEZ); Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT); Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

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Jewel Cave National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Todd Suess
Jewel Cave is the second longest cave in the world stretching 141 miles. A local movement to set Jewel Cave aside for preservation culminated in its establishment as a National Monument by President Theodore Roosevelt on February 7, 1908. Jewel Cave is well known for its natural beauty, unusual features and fascinating wildfire history.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
1273
Highest Point Elevation: 
5406 feet
Visitor Count: 
97395
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Roof Trail; Canyons Trail; Jewel Cave
Entrance Fees: 
Adult (age 17 & older): $8; Youth (ages 6-16): $4; Child (ages 5 & under): Free; Golden Age/Senior/Access Adult (pass holder only): $4; Access Youth (pass holder only): $2
Nearest Major City: 
Rapid City, SD
Gateway Communities: 
Custer, SD; Pringle, SD; Newcastle, WY; Hot Springs, SD
Nearby Airports: 
Rapid City Regional Airport (RAP)

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John Day Fossil Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Jim Hammet
A visit to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument reveals Oregon's exciting past. Take a journey into ancient Oregon by touring the museum at Sheep Rock, hiking a trail at the Painted Hills, or picnicking at Clarno. John Day Fossil Beds National Monument protects one of the longest and most continuous records of evolutionary change and biotic relationships in North America. Here, scientists have unearthed countless fossils of land plants and animals dating back 6 to 54 million years as well as evidence of the dramatic climatic changes that have occurred.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round (sunrise to sunset)
Park Acreage: 
14000
Visitor Count: 
119656
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Painted Hills; Cant Ranch; Sheep Rock; Blue Basin; Cathedral Rock;
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kimberly, OR
Gateway Communities: 
Dayville, OR; Kimberly, OR; Antelope, OR; Spray, OR; Fossil, OR
Nearby Airports: 
Portland International Airport (PDX); Southwest Oregon Regional Airport (OTH); Burns Municipal Airport (BNO); Grant County Regional Airport / Ogilvie Field (JDA)

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Lava Beds National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
David Kruse
The history and cultural legacy of the lava beds stretches back thousands of years - it is one of the longest continually occupied areas in North America. Volcanic eruptions have created a rugged landscape with more than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites and Historic battlefields in a high desert wilderness.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
46560
Visitor Count: 
104490
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Mammoth Crater; Symbol Bridge; Big Painted Cave; Hidden Valey; Schonchin Butte; Fleener Chimneys; Thomas-Wright Battlefield; Black Crater; Gillems Camp; Sheepy Ridge; Captain Jacks Stronghold; Petroglyph Point
Entrance Fees: 
Vehicle Pass (valid for 7 days): $10; Individual Pass (motorcycle, bicycle, walk-in): $5
Nearest Major City: 
Klamath Falls, OR
Gateway Communities: 
Tulelake, CA; Merrill, OR; Malin, OR; Midland, OR; Klamath Falls, OR
Nearby Airports: 
Klamath Falls International Airport (LMT); Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR); Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO)

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Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Jeff Bradybaugh
Grand-Canyon Parashant National Monument is located in northwestern Arizona on the Colorado Plateau. It borders Grand Canyon National Park to the south and Nevada to the west. It is flanked by the Bureau of Land Management Arizona Strip region on the east and north.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
1.01706
Highest Point: 
Mount Trumbull
Highest Point Elevation: 
8000 feet
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Colorado Plateau; Arizona Strip
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Las Vegas, NV
Gateway Communities: 
Grand Canyon, AZ; North Rim, AZ
Nearby Airports: 
St. George Municipal Airport (SGU); McCarran International Airport (LAS)

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Grand Portage National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Timothy Cochrane
Welcome to Grand Portage National Monument! The cultural and natural history offer an abundance of seasonal experiences at Grand Portage.
Park Open Info: 
Historic Depot opens May 24; Heritage Visitors Center open Year-round (hours vary seasonally); Mount Rose Trail open Dawn-Dusk; Grand Portage Footpath open Dawn-Dusk
Park Closed Info: 
Historic Depot closes October 14; Heritage Visitors Center open Year-round (hours vary seasonally); Mount Rose Trail open Dawn-Dusk; Grand Portage Footpath open Dawn-Dusk
Park Acreage: 
710
Highest Point: 
Rose Mountain
Highest Point Elevation: 
906 feet
Visitor Count: 
53443
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
No
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
The Historic Gardens; Great Hall; Kitchen; Canoe Warehouse; Ojibwe Village; Voyageur's Encampment; Mount Rose; Lake Superior; Grand Portage Footpath
Entrance Fees: 
Adults: $3; Child (15 and under): Free; Family Rate: $6; Holders of Annual Senior Access Pass: Free
Nearest Major City: 
Duluth, MN
Gateway Communities: 
Grand Portage, MN; Hovland, MN; Grand Marais, MN
Nearby Airports: 
Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP); Duluth International Airport (DLH); LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT)

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Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Steve Riley
Over 700 years ago, the Mogollon people made their homes and lived in the area now known as Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. The monument is surrounded by the Gila National Forest and lies within the rugged Gila Wilderness, the nation's first wilderness area. The wilderness designation means that the wilderness character of the area will not be altered by the intrusion of roads or other evidence of human presence.
Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
533.13
Visitor Count: 
40510
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Gila River; Jordan Hot Springs; Lightfeather Hot Springs;
Entrance Fees: 
Individual Pass $3; Family Pass: $3
Nearest Major City: 
Silver City, NM
Gateway Communities: 
Pinos Altos, NM; Silver City, NM; Arenas Valley, NM
Nearby Airports: 
Tuscan International Airport (TUS); El Paso International Airport (ELP)

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Fossil Butte National Monument

Superintendent Name: 
Dave McGinnis

Some of the world's best preserved fossils are found scattered among the flat-topped ridges of southwestern Wyoming's cold sagebrush desert of Fossil Butte National Monument. Fossilized fish, insects, plants, reptiles, birds, and mammals are exceptional for their abundance, variety, and detail of preservation. Visit Fossil Butte and learn of the ancient life that once thrived in this sub-tropical landscape.

Park Open Info: 
Year-round
Park Closed Info: 
Year-round
Park Acreage: 
8198
Highest Point: 
Bull Pen
Highest Point Elevation: 
8084 feet
Visitor Count: 
16631
Visitor Count Year Recorded: 
2006
Has Volunteer Program: 
Yes
Has Recycling: 
Yes
Has Shuttle System: 
No
Park Sights: 
Bull Pen; Green River; Wasatch Formations; Green River Formations; Fossil Butte; Cundick Ridge; Ruby Point; Millet Canyon; Murder Hill Canyon; Middle Canyon; Moosebones Canyon; Chicken Creek; Fossil Lake
Entrance Fees: 
Free
Nearest Major City: 
Kemmerer, WY
Gateway Communities: 
Kemmerer, WY; Diamondville, WY; Frontier, WY
Nearby Airports: 
Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

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