Gaze At the National Parks

Dustin Ballard and Michael Ryan hike the trails of America’s National Parks. Each episode features one hiking trail in one National Park, one park at a time. Join them as they climb to terrifying heights, cross miles of desert, and hike through the forests of these public lands.


Trail Mix: MMIWG2S
Show Details11min 34s
67- Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
Show Details58min 4s
Trail Mix: Gray Wolves of Yellowstone
Show Details20min 30s
66- Fairy Falls & Follies: Yellowstone NP
Show Details1hr 2min
Trail Mix: Buffalo
Show Details18min 38s
65- Old Faithful: Yellowstone NP
Show Details57min 18s
Trail Mix: Land Back
Show Details21min 57s
64- Lost Lake Loop: Yellowstone NP
Show Details54min 39s
Trail Mix: Supervolcano
Show Details18min 45s
63- Paintpots, Geysers, and Springs: Yellowstone NP
Show Details1hr 8min
Season 4 Trail Map
Show Details23min 55s
Trail Mix: Summer in the Parks with Gaze
Show Details33min 36s
S3 Summit: Hiking Trails
Show Details39min 59s
S3 Summit: History
Show Details26min 24s
S3 Summit: Wildlife
Show Details22min 49s
S3 Summit: Visitorship
Show Details41min 9s
Pride Mix: Tamara Ching and the Compton's Cafeteria Riots
Show Details17min 49s
Pride Mix: Crystal Jang
Show Details9min 45s
Pride Mix: Rosalie Bamberger and the Daughters of Bilitis
Show Details15min 59s
Pride Mix: Dr. Margaret Chung
Show Details13min 42s
62- Gettysburg Part 3
Show Details47min 42s
Trail Mix with Moon Travel Guides: Sequoia & Kings Canyon NPs
Show Details58min 22s
61- Gettysburg Part 2
Show Details49min 25s
Trail Mix: Grandma Joy's Road Trip
Show Details57min 55s
60- Gettysburg Part 1
Show Details53min 1s
Trail Mix: Earth to Humans!
Show Details38min 28s
National Park Week: The 7 Leave No Trace Principles
Show Details34min 14s
59- Catoctin Mountain: West Side Trails
Show Details55min 52s
58- Catoctin Mountain Park: East Side Trails
Show Details59min 39s
Trail Mix: Scenic Byways
Show Details19min 42s
57- Beech Mountain- Acadia NP
Show Details1hr 1min
Trail Mix: Camping Gear- Love it or Leave it
Show Details43min 7s
56- Bernard Mountain: Acadia NP
Show Details58min 19s
Trail Mix: Camping Tips & Tricks
Show Details32min 13s
55- The Tarn to Sand Beach: Acadia NP
Show Details58min 36s
Trail Mix: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
Show Details24min 7s
54- Beehive to Huguenot Head: Acadia NP
Show Details54min 26s
Trail Mix: Biden's Environmental Plan
Show Details20min 12s
53- The Schoodic Peninsula: Acadia NP
Show Details1hr 1min
Trail Mix: MLK Day of Service
Show Details16min 34s
52- Grand Canyon National Park
Show Details1hr 6min
Trail Mix: Petroglyphs
Show Details21min 18s
51- Painted Desert & Petrified Forest NP
Show Details59min 33s
Trail Mix: The Electorate
Show Details26min 2s
50- Hidden Valley Trail: Joshua Tree NP
Show Details51min 36s
Trail Mix: The Lungs of North America
Show Details16min 35s
49 - 49 Palms Oasis: Joshua Tree NP
Show Details1hr 1min
Trail Mix: National Forests
Show Details16min 12s
48- The Dunefield: Great Sand Dunes NP
Show Details1hr 1min
Trail Mix: Wildfires
Show Details21min 51s
47 - Cliff Palace: Mesa Verde NP
Show Details48min 12s
Trail Mix: Canyon of the Ancients
Show Details23min 55s
46- The Petroglyphs Trail: Mesa Verde NP
Show Details52min 2s
Trail Mix: Indigenous Peoples Day
Show Details28min 40s
45- Point Lookout Trail: Mesa Verde NP
Show Details57min 30s
Season 3 Trail Map
Show Details16min 45s
Trail Mix: Without A T(race)
Show Details26min 4s
Trail Mix: Great American Outdoors Act
Show Details19min 29s
S2 Summit Part 4: Hiking Trails
Show Details46min 53s
S2 Summit Part 3: Histories
Show Details32min 27s
S2 Summit Part 2: Wildlife
Show Details32min 27s
S2 Summit Part 1: Visitorship
Show Details47min 15s
Trail Mix: Monument(al) Failure
Show Details29min 42s
44- Chimney Rock: Capitol Reef NP
Show Details46min 29s
Trail Mix: Protest and the NPS
Show Details28min 15s
43- Grand Wash Trail: Capitol Reef NP
Show Details50min 4s
Pride Mix: Marsha P. Johnson
Show Details17min 20s
Pride Mix: Stonewall and Storme DeLarverie
Show Details15min 40s
Pride Mix: Cathay WIlliams
Show Details15min 29s
Pride Mix: Mabel Hampton
Show Details25min 2s
Pride Mix: Bayard Rustin
Show Details28min 14s
42- The Frying Pan Trail: Capitol Reef NP
Show Details44min 42s
Trail Mix: John Muir
Show Details29min 13s
41- Cassidy Arch: Capitol Reef NP
Show Details56min 21s
Trail Mix: Love it or Leave it
Show Details39min 50s
40- Channel Islands NP Part 2
Show Details47min 49s
National Park Week- Throwback Thursday: Other Great National Parks Podcasts (Bonus Episode)
Show Details24min 51s
Trail Mix: National Park Week
Show Details39min 12s
Trail Mix: National Parks Foundation
Show Details26min 12s
39- Channel Islands NP Part 1
Show Details49min 53s
Trail Mix in Quarantine
Show Details38min 53s
38- Tomichi Route Pt. 2: The Ascent- Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
Show Details55min 9s
Trail Mix: Teddy Roosevelt
Show Details31min 30s
37- Tomichi Route Pt. 1: The Descent - Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
Show Details52min 14s
Trail Mix: Drones in the National Parks
Show Details22min 10s
36- Warner Point and Rim Road: Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP
Show Details56min 5s
Trail Mix: Sandy Hook of Gateway National Recreation Area
Show Details25min 51s
35- Moro Rock Summit: Sequoia NP
Show Details49min 47s
Trail Mix: Sequoia Trees
Show Details19min 4s
34- Giant Sequoia Groves: Sequoia NP
Show Details55min 50s
Trail Mix: 2020 Park Updates
Show Details23min 41s
33- Grant's Grove: King's Canyon NP
Show Details54min 14s
Trail Mix: Gaze at the National Mall Pt. 3
Show Details21min 27s
32- Little Devils Stairs: Shenandoah NP
Show Details54min 16s
Trail Mix: Gaze at the National Mall Pt. 2
Show Details24min 28s
31- Stony Man Trail: Shenandoah NP
Show Details49min 7s
Trail Mix: Gaze at the National Mall Pt. 1
Show Details39min 26s
30- White Oak Canyon Trail: Shenandoah NP
Show Details57min 31s
Trail Mix: Native American Heritage Month
Show Details40min 21s
29- Old Rag Mountain: Shenandoah NP
Show Details1hr 3min
Trail Mix: Hawai'i Park Updates
Show Details27min 39s
28- Haleakala National Park Pt. 2
Show Details58min 54s
Trail Mix: Kauai Bucket List
Show Details30min 48s
27- Haleakala National Park Pt. 1
Show Details1hr 9min
Trail Mix: Kalalau Trail Pt. 2
Show Details34min 4s
26- Craters and Petroglyphs: Hawai'i Volcanoes NP
Show Details44min 22s
Trail Mix: Kalalau Trail Pt. 1
Show Details48min 6s
25- Kiluea Iki Trail: Hawai'i Volcanoes NP
Show Details46min 44s
Trail Mix: Secret Falls- Kauai, Hawai'i
Show Details26min 30s
24- Halema'uma'u Trail: Hawai'i Volcanoes NP
Show Details55min 51s
Season 2 Trail Map
Show Details15min 10s
Trail Mix: Endangered Species
Show Details19min 50s
S1 Summit Part 4: Hiking Trails
Show Details28min 16s
S1 Summit Part 3: Current Events
Show Details32min 39s
S1 Summit Part 2: Ecosystems
Show Details30min 4s
S1 Summit Part 1: Visitorship
Show Details28min 28s
23- Two Peaks, Three Mountains: Acadia NP
Show Details54min
Trail Mix: Breweries of the National Parks
Show Details26min 9s
22- Bar Island, Beehive, & Beyond: Acadia NP
Show Details54min 4s
Trail Mix: Salute to America?
Show Details30min 56s
21- Cadillac Mountain & Great Head: Acadia NP
Show Details58min 26s
Pride Mix: Ok, Cupid
Show Details40min 10s
20- Buckeye and Valley Trails: Cuyahoga Valley NP
Show Details1hr 7min
Pride Mix: The NPS LGBTQ Heritage Theme Study
Show Details40min 6s
19- Brandywine Falls Trail: Cuyahoga Valley NP
Show Details1hr 3min
Trail Mix: Road Trip Pt. 4- Savannah, GA and Charleston, SC
Show Details33min 26s
18- Grand Lake: Rocky Mountain NP
Show Details51min 13s
Trail Mix: Trail Hacks
Show Details29min 6s
17- Cub Lake: Rocky Mountain NP
Show Details49min 26s
Trail Mix: Road Trip Pt. 3 - Universal Studios
Show Details34min 51s
16- Deer Mountain: Rocky Mountain NP
Show Details52min 38s
Trail Mix: Road Trip Pt. 2 - Disney World
Show Details41min 14s
15- Canyonlands National Park
Show Details45min 52s
The Photo Album: Part 1
Show Details18min 26s
Trail Mix: Ellis Island and Liberty Island
Show Details36min 14s
14- Delicate Arch & Park Avenue: Arches NP
Show Details48min 47s
Trail Mix: Road Trip Pt. 1 - The Drive
Show Details23min 25s
13- The Devil's Garden: Arches NP
Show Details56min 54s
Trail Mix: Free Solo Review
Show Details33min 45s
12- Congaree National Park, SC
Show Details45min 38s
Trail Mix: Walkabout
Show Details29min 32s
11- Five More Trails: Zion National Park
Show Details58min 35s
Trail Mix: Jeopardy
Show Details22min 4s
10- Angels Landing: Zion National Park
Show Details55min 10s
Trail Mix: The Joshua Tree Problem and Beyond
Show Details32min 35s
9- Hidden Canyon: Zion National Park
Show Details1hr
Trail Mix: Government Shutdown Breakdown
Show Details37min
Trail Mix: Giving and Receiving
Show Details31min 5s
8- Origin Story
Show Details58min 22s
Trail Mix: Hiking Gear
Show Details29min 48s
7- Mount Le Conte: Great Smoky Mountains NP
Show Details58min 14s
Trail Mix: Trail Terms & Strenuous Hikes
Show Details30min 27s
6- Best Laid Plans: Great Smoky Mountains NP
Show Details1hr 4min
Trail Mix: Asheville, NC
Show Details29min 49s
5- Mount Camerer: Great Smoky Mountains NP
Show Details51min 33s
Trail Mix: Smoky Mountains & Voting
Show Details26min 6s
4- Bryce Canyon NP Pt. 2: Peek-A-Boo Loop
Show Details1hr 2min
Trail Mix: Halloween
Show Details20min 35s
3- Bryce Canyon NP Pt. 1: Peek-A-Boo Loop
Show Details58min 2s
Trail Mix: Car Etiquette
Show Details17min 47s
2- Vernal & Nevada Falls: Yosemite NP
Show Details52min 35s
1- Yosemite Falls: Yosemite NP
Show Details54min 24s