America's National Parks Season 1
S01 E01Dec 6, 2015
Olympic Dec 6, 2015 Out of the vast expanse of the Pacific Ocean rises the Olympic peninsula. Its rugged coastline, rain-drenched forests, and high summits are teaming with wildlife. The Olympic peninsula one of most diverse National Parks in North America.
S01 E02Dec 6, 2015
Yosemite Dec 6, 2015 Yosemite National Park, set within California's Sierra Nevada Mountains and designated a World Heritage Site, is home to hundreds of wildlife species, and is famed for its iconic mountain vistas, water falls, and giant sequoia groves.
S01 E03Jan 24, 2016
Everglades Jan 24, 2016 The Everglades have been called a river of grass. The National Park hosts an assortment of fascinating habitats, and is home to species such as alligators, the elusive Florida panther, and the delicate Key deer. Join us as we investigate these remarkable creature's lives, explore how they cope with threats from aggressive invasive species, and survive in the dynamic environment of the park.
S01 E04Jan 31, 2016
Gates of the Arctic Jan 31, 2016 Alaska is often called the last frontier: vast mountain ranges, grizzly bears hunting salmon, and mighty moose roaming through an endless wilderness. Places like Denali NP are world famous, but the north of Alaska is little known: thousands of square kilometers of trackless and untouched wilderness, far away from any civilization. Here lies one of America's most remote parks: Gates of the Arctic.
S01 E05May 8, 2016
Yellowstone May 8, 2016 Few places are as special as Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park, the world's first National Park, a wilderness jewel of vast forests and wide open valleys, home to large bison herds, wolf packs and grizzly bears.
S01 E06Jun 12, 2016
Saguaro Jun 12, 2016 Visit one of America's newest national parks - the Saguaro Desert in Arizona, where more species reside than any other desert in North America.
S01 E07Aug 23, 2016
Grand Canyon Aug 23, 2016 The Grand Canyon is one of the most famous natural wonders on our planet. Millions of visitors come each year, but few know of the wonders in the hidden places between rim and river. While tourists crowd the cliff tops of the South Rim, bison and pronghorn roam little prairies across the gorge. Partake in an epic journey deep down in the canyon, along the steep cliffs, and more. See the Grand Canyon as you have never seen it before.
S01 E08Aug 24, 2016
Great Smoky Mountains Aug 24, 2016 The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its vast forests, lush green meadows, and beautiful autumn colors. Using high definition technology, hidden cameras, super slow-motion filming, moving time lapse images, infra-red cameras and powerful macro lenses, take a colorful journey through the seasons to reveal the captivating life and growth beyond the lookouts. Discover the miracles deep within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
S01 E09Feb 20, 2013
Rocky Mountain Feb 20, 2013 Rocky Mountain National Park's 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road - which crests over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds - along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times.
S01 E10Apr 6, 2018
Olympic & Everglades Apr 6, 2018 Olympic National Park and the Everglades National Park are home to powerful apex predators fighting to survive.
S01 E11Feb 20, 2013
Hawai'i Volcanoes Feb 20, 2013 Volcanoes are monuments to Earth's origin, evidence that its primordial forces are still at work. During a volcanic eruption, we are reminded that our planet is an ever-changing environment whose basic processes are beyond human control. As much as we have altered the face of the Earth to suit our needs, we can only stand in awe before the power of an eruption.
S01 E12Feb 20, 2013
Lassen Feb 20, 2013 Lassen Volcanic National Park is home to smoking fumaroles, meadows freckled with wildflowers, clear mountain lakes, and numerous volcanoes. Jagged peaks tell the story of its eruptive past while hot water continues to mold the land. Lassen Volcanic offers opportunities to discover the wonder and mysteries of volcanoes and hot water for visitors willing to explore the undiscovered.
S01 E13Feb 20, 2013
Cuyahoga Feb 20, 2013 Cuyahoga Valley National Park is a United States national park that preserves and reclaims the rural landscape along the Cuyahoga River between Akron and Cleveland in Northeast Ohio.
S01 E14Feb 20, 2013
Acadia Feb 20, 2013 Acadia National Park is a National Park located in the U.S. state of Maine. It reserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands, off the Atlantic coast. Originally created as Lafayette National Park in 1919, the oldest National Park east of the Mississippi River, it was renamed Acadia in 1929.
S01 E15Feb 20, 2013
Grand Canyon Feb 20, 2013 Beloved around the globe as an iconic symbol of America, the sights and sounds of the Grand Canyon, as well as the opportunities for outdoor activities, dazzle like nothing else on Earth!
S01 E16Feb 20, 2013
Zion Feb 20, 2013 Follow the paths where ancient native people and pioneers walked. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs of cream, pink, and red that soar into a brilliant blue sky. Challenge your courage in a narrow slot canyon. Zion's unique array of plants and animals will enchant you as you absorb the rich history of the past and enjoy the excitement of present day adventures.
S01 E17Feb 20, 2013
Hot Springs Feb 20, 2013 Water. That's what first attracted people, and they have been coming here ever since to use these soothing thermal waters to heal and relax. Rich and poor alike came for the baths, and a thriving city built up around the hot springs. Together nicknamed "The American Spa," Hot Springs National Park today surrounds the north end of the city of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Come discover it for yourself.
S01 E18Feb 20, 2013
Black Canyon River Feb 20, 2013 Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a United States National Park located in western Colorado. The Black Canyon is so named on account of its steepness which makes it difficult for sunlight to penetrate very far down the canyon. As a result, the canyon walls are most often in shadow, causing the rocky walls to appear black.
S01 E19Feb 20, 2013
Grand Teton Feb 20, 2013 Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres, the park includes the major peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Range. Grand Teton National Park is an almost pristine ecosystem and the same species of flora and fauna that have existed since prehistoric times can still be found there.
S01 E20Feb 20, 2013
Carlsbad Caverns Feb 20, 2013 Carlsbad Caverns National Park is a United States National Park in the Guadalupe Mountains in southeastern New Mexico. The primary attraction of the park is the show cave, Carlsbad Cavern.
S01 E21Feb 20, 2013
Everglades Feb 20, 2013 Everglades National Park is a national park in the U.S. state of Florida that protects the southern 20 percent of the original Everglades.
S01 E22Feb 20, 2013
Great Smokies Feb 20, 2013 Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America's most visited national park.
S01 E23Feb 20, 2013
Shenandoah Feb 20, 2013 Just 75 miles from the bustle of Washington, D.C., Shenandoah National Park is your escape to recreation. Cascading waterfalls, spectacular vistas, quiet wooded hollows take a hike, a meander along Skyline Drive, or a picnic with the family. 200,000 acres of protected lands are haven to deer, songbirds, the night sky, and you. Plan a Shenandoah escape today!
S01 E24Feb 20, 2013
Olympic Feb 20, 2013 Olympic National Park is a land of beauty and variety. A day's exploration can take you from breathtaking mountain vistas with meadows of wildflowers to colorful ocean tidepools. Nestled in the valleys are some of the largest remnants of ancient forests left in the country. Olympic is like three magical parks in one. Take some time to explore its many faces!
S01 E25Feb 20, 2013
Isle Royale Feb 20, 2013 Explore a rugged, isolated island where wolves and moose abound, far from the sights and sounds of civilization. Surrounded by Lake Superior, Isle Royale offers unparalleled solitude and adventures for backpackers, hikers, boaters, kayakers, canoeists and scuba divers.
S01 E26Feb 20, 2013
Mammoth Cave Feb 20, 2013 Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored. Early guide Stephen Bishop called the cave a "grand, gloomy and peculiar place," but its vast chambers and complex labyrinths have earned its name - Mammoth.
S01 E27Feb 20, 2013
Big Bend Feb 20, 2013 Big Bend National Park is a national park located in the U.S. state of Texas. Big Bend has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States, which includes more than 1,200 species of plants, more than 450 species of birds, 56 species of reptiles, and 75 species of mammals. It is larger than the state of Rhode Island!
S01 E28Feb 20, 2013
Virgin Islands Feb 20, 2013 Virgin Islands National Park's hills, valleys and beaches are breath-taking. However, within its 7,000 plus acres on the island of St. John is the complex history of civilizations - both free and enslaved - dating back more than a thousand years, all who utilized the land and the sea for survival.
S01 E29Feb 20, 2013
Petrified Forest Feb 20, 2013 Best known for globally significant Late Triassic fossils, the park attracts many researchers. Geologists study the multi-hued Chinle Formation. Archeologists research over 13,000 years of history. Biologists explore one of the best remnants of native Arizona grassland. Air quality is an ongoing study in the park. Discover your own passion at Petrified Forest!
S01 E30Feb 20, 2013
Canyonlands Feb 20, 2013 Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape of sedimentary sandstones eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. The Colorado and Green rivers divide the park into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves.
S01 E31Feb 20, 2013
Guadalupe Mountains Feb 20, 2013 Guadalupe Mountains National Park is the world's premier example of a fossil reef from the Permian Era. The park is known for its extensive hiking and backpacking opportunities in one of the nation's most pristine wilderness areas. Birding, history, and many other opportunities to learn and have fun await visitors in this hidden gem of West Texas.
S01 E32Feb 20, 2013
North Cascades Feb 20, 2013 These mountains are calling for you. Less than three hours from Seattle, an alpine landscape beckons. Discover communities of life adapted to persistent moisture in the west and recurrent fire in the east -- all sensitive to climate change. Explore jagged peaks crowned by more than 300 glaciers. Contemplate waterfalls cascading into deep valleys.
S01 E33Feb 20, 2013
American Samoa Feb 20, 2013 The National Park of American Samoa is a national park in the American Territory of American Samoa, distributed across three separate islands: Tutuila, Ofu, and Ta'ū. It is the only American national park south of the Equator.
S01 E34Feb 20, 2013
Arches Feb 20, 2013 Arches National Park is a U.S. National Park in eastern Utah. It is known for preserving over 2000 natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.
S01 E35Feb 20, 2013
Badlands Feb 20, 2013 Badlands National Park is a national park in southwestern South Dakota that protects 242,756 acres of sharply eroded buttes, pinnacles, and spires blended with the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States.
S01 E36Feb 20, 2013
Biscayne Feb 20, 2013 Biscayne National Park is a U.S. National Park located in southern Florida, south of Miami. The park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs, some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling areas in the United States
S01 E37Feb 20, 2013
Bryce Canyon Feb 20, 2013 Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon, which despite its name, is not a canyon but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters.
S01 E38Feb 20, 2013
Capitol Reef Feb 20, 2013 Capitol Reef National Park is a United States National Park, in south-central Utah. It is 100 miles long but fairly narrow. The park, established in 1971, preserves 241,904 acres and is open all year!
S01 E39Feb 20, 2013
Conagree Feb 20, 2013 Congaree National Park, located in South Carolina provides a sanctuary for plants and animals, a research site for scientists, and a place for you to walk and relax in a tranquil wilderness setting amidst giant hardwoods and towering pines.
S01 E40Feb 20, 2013
Channel Islands Feb 20, 2013 Channel Islands National Park is a United States national park that consists of five of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of the U.S. state of California, in the Pacific Ocean. Although the islands are close to the shore of densely populated Southern California, their isolation has left them relatively undeveloped.
S01 E41Feb 20, 2013
Death Valley Feb 20, 2013 Death Valley National Park is a national park in the U.S. states of California and Nevada. The park contains a diverse desert environment of salt-flats, sand dunes, badlands, valleys, canyons, and mountains. It is the largest national park in the lower 48 states and has been declared an International Biosphere Reserve. It is the hottest and driest of the national parks in the United States.
S01 E42Feb 20, 2013
Denali Feb 20, 2013 Denali National Park and Preserve is a national park and preserve located in Interior Alaska, centered around Denali, the highest mountain in North America.
S01 E43Feb 20, 2013
Dry Tortugas Feb 20, 2013 Almost 70 miles west of Key West lies the remote Dry Tortugas National Park. The 100-square mile park is mostly open water with seven small islands. Accessible only by boat or seaplane, the park is known the world over as the home of magnificent Fort Jefferson, picturesque blue waters, superlative coral reefs and marine life, and the vast assortment of bird life that frequent the area.
S01 E44Feb 20, 2013
Gates of the Arctic Feb 20, 2013 Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve is a U.S. National Park in Alaska. It is the northernmost national park in the U.S. and the second largest at 13,238 miles, about the same size as Switzerland.
S01 E45Feb 20, 2013
Glacier Bay Feb 20, 2013 Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve -- a World Heritage Site in the United States -- is a 3.3 million acre treasure of natural wonders and wildlife near Juneau, Alaska. Magnificent glaciers. towering snow-capped mountains, abundant wildlife, and mile after mile of pristine coastline.
S01 E46Feb 20, 2013
Great Basin Feb 20, 2013 In the shadow of 13,063-foot Wheeler Peak, 5,000 year old bristlecone pine trees grow on rocky glacial moraines. The Great Basin National Park has the solitude of the desert, the smell of sagebrush after a thunderstorm, the darkest of night skies, and the beauty of Lehman Caves. Far from a wasteland, the Great Basin is a diverse region that awaits your discovery.
S01 E47Feb 20, 2013
Great Sand Dunes Feb 20, 2013 The tallest dunes in North America are the centerpiece in a diverse landscape of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. Experience this diversity through hiking, sand sledding, splashing in Medano Creek, wildlife watching, and more!
S01 E48Feb 20, 2013
Joshua Tree Feb 20, 2013 Viewed from the road, this desert park only hints at its vitality. Closer examination reveals a fascinating variety of plants and animals that make their home in this land shaped by strong winds, unpredictable torrents of rain, and climatic extremes. Dark night skies, a rich cultural history, and surreal geologic features add to the attraction of this place. Come see for yourself!
S01 E49Feb 20, 2013
Katmai Feb 20, 2013 Katmai National Monument was created in 1918 to preserve the famed Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, a spectacular forty square mile, 100 to 700 foot deep ash flow deposited by Novarupta Volcano in 1912. A National Park & Preserve since 1980, today Katmai is still famous for volcanoes, but also for brown bears, pristine waterways with abundant fish, remote wilderness, and a rugged coastline.
S01 E50Feb 20, 2013
Kenai Fjords Feb 20, 2013 At the edge of the Kenai Peninsula lies a land where the ice age lingers. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the Harding Icefield, Kenai Fjords' crowning feature. Wildlife thrives in icy waters and lush forests around this vast expanse of ice.
S01 E51Feb 20, 2013
Kobuk Valley Feb 20, 2013 Caribou, sand dunes, the Kobuk River, Onion Portage - just some of the facets of Kobuk Valley National Park. Half a million caribou migrate through, their tracks crisscrossing sculpted dunes. The Kobuk River is an ancient and current path for people and wildlife. For 9000 years, people came to Onion Portage to harvest caribou as they swam the river. Even today, that rich tradition continues.
S01 E52Feb 20, 2013
Lake Clark Feb 20, 2013 Lake Clark National Park is a land of stunning beauty where volcanoes steam, salmon run, bears forage, craggy mountains reflect in shimmering turquoise lakes, and local people and culture still depend on the land and water of their home. Solitude is found around every bend in the river and shoulder of a mountain. Venture into the park to become part of the wilderness.
S01 E53Feb 20, 2013
Redwood Feb 20, 2013 Most people know Redwood as home to the tallest trees on Earth. But the parks also protect vast prairies, oak woodlands, wild riverways, and nearly 40 miles of pristine coastline, all supporting a rich mosaic of wildlife diversity and cultural traditions.
S01 E54Feb 20, 2013
Saguaro Feb 20, 2013 Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation's largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. Here you have a chance to see these enormous cacti, silhouetted by the beauty of a magnificent desert sunset.
S01 E55Feb 20, 2013
Theodore Roosevelt Feb 20, 2013 When Theodore Roosevelt came to Dakota Territory to hunt bison in 1883, he was a skinny, young, spectacled dude from New York. He could not have imagined how his adventure in this remote and unfamiliar place would forever alter the course of the nation. The rugged landscape and strenuous life that TR experienced here would help shape a conservation policy that we still benefit from today.
S01 E56Feb 20, 2013
Voyageurs Feb 20, 2013 Voyageurs National Park lies within the heart of the North American Continent. Here you can see and touch rocks half as old as the world, experience the life of a voyageur, immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a boreal forest, view the dark skies, or ply the interconnected water routes.
S01 E57Feb 20, 2013
Wrangell-St Elias Feb 20, 2013 At 13.2 million acres which is bigger than the country of Switzerland, Wrangell-St. Elias stretches from one of the tallest peaks in North America. Yet within this wild landscape, people have been living off the land for centuries and still do today. The park is a rugged yet inviting place to experience your own adventure.