Podcast Episode #35: National Parks for History Buffs, ft. Mesa Verde & Hot Springs
When most people picture a national park, what comes to mind usually fits into the “natural beauty” category of what is protected within the National Park System: mountains, shores, canyons, and giant trees. But there is another half of the NPS’s mission that is often overlooked:
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.
Natural and cultural resources.
Listen here for our take on these two parks: their historical significance, their place in the overall National Park Service, and the opportunities they provide for a thorough visitor experience.
- 21 National Parks Where You Can Enjoy the Solar Eclipse
- Our blog post: Mesa Verde in Three Acts
- Our Mesa Verde video
- Learn much more about Mesa Verde
- Our blog post: Hot Springs National Park Tidbits
- Our Hot Springs video
- Learn much more about Hot Springs
Today’s episode of Switchbacks is sponsored by Happy People Hike, an outdoor-inspired apparel company that is much more than the clothing they sell. Alison and Dan are on a mission to encourage others to find their happy. Learn more about them on their website, and use coupon code ‘SBK’ for 10% off t-shirts, jackets, stickers, and other awesome accessories.
We’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment or voicemail below about anything national parks related — favorite hikes, your questions for us, or tips you have for our listeners — to be featured on a future podcast. If we use your question or comment, we’ll send you a free 5×7 national parks print!
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