Access restrictions or closures of routes and areas may occur depending on seasonal or environmental conditions. Visit the park’s website or call ahead to get information on safety tips and alerts on hazards, road conditions, and closures.
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Climb in Parks

Looking for somewhere to climb? Discover sites in the National Park Service where you can go climbing.

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Staying Safe

Don't get hurt! Get safety tips to help you prepare for your next climbing trip.

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Outdoor Ethics and Stewardship

Develop a personal set of outdoor ethics and become a steward of public lands.

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Park-specific Regulations

Learn more about the types of requirements and regulations climbers might encounter in each of our Parks.

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Recreate Responsibly

Protecting You: Protecting Us: Protecting America's Treasures.

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Things to Consider

Our Parks offer a wide-range of climbing experiences and terrain. What considerations should you take into account?

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Things to Do

Looking for outdoor recreation opportunities? Explore some of the things you can do.

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Trip Planning Guide

Discover tips for planning your trip to national parks and avoiding common mistakes. Make your fun adventure a safe one too!

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America the Beautiful Pass Series

The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass is your ticket to more than 2000 federal recreation sites.

Last updated: August 25, 2021