Visit Arches and discover a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures unlike any other in the world. The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. This red rock wonderland will amaze you with its formations, refresh you with its trails, and inspire you with its sunsets.
A rugged, whitewater river flowing northward through deep canyons, the New River is among the oldest rivers on the continent. New River Gorge National River in West Virginia encompasses over 70,000 acres of land along the New River, is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities.
Denali is six million acres of wild land, bisected by one ribbon of road. Travelers along it see the relatively low-elevation taiga forest give way to high alpine tundra and snowy mountains, culminating in North America's tallest peak, 20,310' Denali. Wild animals large and small roam un-fenced lands, living as they have for ages. Solitude, tranquility and wilderness await.
Interior and Agriculture Promote Physical Activity in Support of White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity's Report to the President
Tomorrow, in conjunction with the release of the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity's Report to the President, Deputy Director of the National Park Service Dan Wenk, Senior Advisor to the Secretary Bob Stanton, and Chief of the US Forest Service Tom Tidwell will participate in hiking, mountain biking, and gardening at Fort Dupont Park in Southeast DC. The event will highlight the need to expand opportunities for outdoor recreation and physical activity among inner-city students, as well as make urban parks and open spaces more accessible to youth and their families.
Deputy Director Dan Wenk, National Park Service
Advisor Robert Stanton, Senior Advisor to Secretary Salazar
Chief Tom Tidwell, US Forest Service
150 students from nearby Kimball Elementary School (3rd-5th grade)
White House Childhood Obesity Task Force event to promote urban parks and outdoor recreation