Data Dump: Our crowded national parks (again)
2021 is another record-setting year for visitation, but some parks saw declines
The 2021 data are in and the trend is clear: The West’s most popular national parks are getting more and more populated—with visitors. Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks crushed previous visitation records, as did Zion, Capitol Reef, and Arches. Perhaps most alarming (to me, at least), is that Canyonlands National Park—once considered a place to…
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