Dear Editor,

I have a 17 year old daughter with CP in an electric wheelchair. We plan on traveling from Wisconsin to the Grand Canyon this summer for a family reunion. We are going to stay in Flagstaff, AZ and hope to visit Mesa Verde, The Painted Desert, the Petrified Forest and Merrimac Caverns on the way.

Can you provide any information about these locations? Thanks, Laura

The best place to get accurate information about these and other national parks is through the National Park Service web site. Select each park individually and you will find fairly detailed accessibility information and relevant phone numbers.

Don’t forget, when you arrive at the first park, sign up there for the free, lifetime Golden Access Pass which allows free entry into all national parks for disabled individuals and those accompanying them. You will also receive 50% off use fees like camping, tours, etc.