Witness the Cosmic Marvel: An Eclipse Adventure in the National Parks! 

Witness the Cosmic Marvel: An Eclipse Adventure in the National Parks! 

Embrace the Eclipse with Some Road Trip Magic!

Are you ready for an extraordinary journey through America's National Parks? This October, six national parks beckon with cooler weather and a celestial spectacle like no other!

The "Ring of Fire" Annular Solar Eclipse 

On Saturday, October 14, 2023, the sun and the moon will choreograph a captivating cosmic dance. While the sun won't be completely blocked, you'll experience an awe-inspiring "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse. Through solar eclipse glasses, witness the moon's circular light as it drifts in front of the sun—a rare sight due to the moon's slight distance from Earth.

National Parks as Prime Observatories 

Eclipse Path, 2023

Map, courtesy of Michael Zeiler

Within a 125-mile-wide path cutting through Oregon, California, and the Southwest, six mesmerizing US National Parks will serve as premier observatories to witness the "ring of fire" eclipse:

  • Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
  • Great Basin National Park, Nevada
  • Canyonlands National Park, Utah
  • Capitol Reef National Park, Utah
  • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
  • Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Find Your Cosmic Stay 

As nature enthusiasts flock to these national parks, camping and lodging facilities are filling up fast. But fret not—there are still incredible options for every adventurer!

Embarking on an unforgettable journey into the serene beauty of national parks requires the perfect place to rest and rejuvenate. Let's explore the top camping, lodging, and RV sites within each of these mesmerizing national parks!

1. Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado 

Camping: Morefield Campground - Embrace the spirit of Mesa Verde at Morefield Campground, offering convenient access to the park's archaeological wonders.

Lodging: Far View Lodge - Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Mesa Verde at Far View Lodge, overlooking the vast landscapes and ancient cliff dwellings.


2. Great Basin National Park, Nevada 

Camping: Lower Lehman Creek Campground - Surrounded by aspen and pine trees, Lower Lehman Creek Campground is an ideal spot to connect with nature while exploring the wonders of Great Basin National Park.

Lodging: The Border Inn - Situated near the park's entrance, The Border Inn offers a convenient and comfortable stay with stunning views of the surrounding desert landscape.


3. Canyonlands National Park, Utah 

Camping: Willow Flat Campground - Located in the Island in the Sky district, Willow Flat Campground provides a picturesque camping experience amidst the captivating red rock vistas.

Lodging: Moab Under Canvas - Experience the allure of glamping at Moab Under Canvas, a luxurious retreat where you can immerse yourself in the rugged beauty of Canyonlands.


4. Capitol Reef National Park, Utah 

Camping: Fruita Campground - Discover tranquility at Fruita Campground, surrounded by lush orchards and towering cliffs. It's a fantastic starting point for exploring Capitol Reef's natural wonders.

Lodging: The Lodge at Red River Ranch - Nestled amidst Utah's stunning red rock cliffs, The Lodge at Red River Ranch offers a rustic retreat just a stone's throw away from Capitol Reef National Park.


5. Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah 

Camping: North Campground - Positioned close to the Bryce Amphitheater, North Campground allows you to witness enchanting hoodoos from your campsite.

Lodging: Bryce Canyon Lodge - Perched at the edge of Bryce Canyon's majestic amphitheater, Bryce Canyon Lodge captures the essence of the park's natural wonder.


6. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon 

Camping: Mazama Campground - Nestled amidst the evergreen forests, Mazama Campground offers a serene camping experience near the crystal-clear waters of Crater Lake. Wake up to breathtaking views and enjoy easy access to numerous hiking trails.

Lodging: Crater Lake Lodge - Perched on the caldera's rim, Crater Lake Lodge provides a historic and cozy stay with unrivaled views of the stunning lake. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the surroundings while enjoying modern comforts.


 

Experience the magic of these national parks with the perfect accommodations that complement the natural splendor. Whether camping under starry skies or indulging in cozy lodges, each stay is a gateway to unforgettable memories. Let the enchantment of nature guide you to these breathtaking destinations! 


Meet the Artist

Rob Decker is a photographer and graphic artist who had the rare privilege of studying under Ansel Adams in Yosemite National Park when he was just 19 years old. Now, Rob is on a journey to explore and photograph all of America’s National Parks. He’s creating WPA-style posters to help people celebrate their own national park adventures — as well as encourage others to get out and explore!


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