Zion National Park's Condor No. 299 Is No More

Condor No. 299, arguably the most-viewed condor in Zion National Park, has died. The bird's body was found in a remote canyon southeast of the park.

Exploring The Parks: Seeing Zion National Park From A Different Perspective

Nearly 3 million visitors explored Zion National Park last year...but they saw only a fraction of it.

Fifth Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitation Opens Monday

If you stand on the floor of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park, the sandstone cliffs soar in all directions above your head. They're perfect for picturing -- either with your camera, or with paint and brush.

Zion National Park's Shuttle System Winding Down Operations

With fall firmly in place, and the peak of summer visitation out of the way, the shuttle system at Zion National Park is winding down operations for the year.

Fall In Zion National Park, Magic And Majesty

There is only one word to describe Zion National Park in the fall and that is, magical. Or, would it be majestic?

Around The Shutdown: Great Smoky To Open Briefly, Citations At Olympic National Park, State-Run National Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park to open Wednesday, citations issued at Olympic National Park, and a call for states to share in national park management are among the issues floating around the National Park System during the ongoing government shutdown.

Around The Shutdown: Which National Parks Are Open Today?

Wondering which national parks have been able to reopen with state funding? Here's a list, and the dates the parks are to remain open...barring some resolution in Washington or more funding from the states.

Coalition Of National Park Service Retirees Worried About Pressure On National Park Service

National Park Service officials have found themselves turned into political pawns, first as the administration's face of the government shutdown and now by being splintered through a handful of park openings.

Utah Reaches $1.7 Million Deal To Open Five National Parks In State

Five national parks in Utah, plus one national recreation area and two national monuments, will reopen, temporarily, under a deal the state reached with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.

Updated: Interior Department Might Let States Pay To Open National Parks

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Thursday she would consider reaching a working agreement with states to open national parks within their borders if they have the financial resources to pay for the National Park Service staff in the parks.

Around The Shutdown: Utah Offers To Run National Parks, House Committee Wants NPS Answers, Petition To Stop Oil Production From The Parks

Another state suffering from the loss of fall tourism has raised its voice, House members are seeking answers from the National Park Service, and a Democratic congressman is petitioning to halt the oil flowing out of park units. Those are just some of the topics involving shuttered national parks.

Around The Parks: Vandals, Occupiers And Cyclists

As the government shutdown drags into its second week, there are increasing risks of vandalism in the National Park System and possibly even poaching, according to past National Park Service personnel.

Around The Shutdown: Lodging Blues, Apologize To The Ranger, Oil Keeps Flowing

As the partial shutdown of the federal government moved past its third day, the National Park System remained closed, but news surrounding the parks didn't end. A glance around the system shows hard times for lodging concessions, a particularly outspoken congressman, and ongoing energy production in some parks.

National Parks, Other Federal Lands Generate Big Tourism Income For State Of Utah

How important are national parks, forests, and other federal lands in the economies of Western states? Data recently released in Utah offers a glimpse.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway At Zion National Park Open Again

A day after it was closed by a rain storm, the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway at Zion National Park reopened Thursday, although motorists were cautioned to expect a section of rough road.

Heavy Rains Cause Access Problems To Zion National Park

Access to Zion National Park from the east was interrupted Wednesday as heavy rains led to storm waters undercutting part of the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway.

Zion National Park's Signature Red Roads Getting Touch-Up

Those red roads that are a hallmark of Zion National Park will be getting a touch-up next week, and that could affect traffic in the park's famous canyon.

Canyoneer Dies In Fall In "Subway" At Zion National Park

A 47-year-old Ohio woman has been killed in a fall in the "Subway," a popular canyoneering route in Zion National Park in Utah.

Zion National Park Developing Management Plan For Virgin River

Zion National Park officials are seeking input on a draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Assessment for sections of the Virgin River that runs through the park in southwestern Utah.

Inexperience, Poor Planning Tied To Canyoneering Accidents Outside Zion National Park

Inexperience and errors of judgment, two factors often cited in accidents and injuries in the National Park System, played a role in two recent canyoneering accidents just outside Zion National Park.

Trust For Public Land Buys Land To Protect Access To Zion Narrows Trail At Zion National Park

To reach the start of the Zion Narrows Trail, a 16-mile-long route that enters Zion National Park through a slender rift in the Earth carved by the Virgin River, you need to cross a ranch. While developers were eyeing that ranch for plots of homes, the Trust For Public Land has purchased it to preserve it as is.

Zion National Park Looking For 2014 Artists In Residence

Zion National Park will begin accepting applications for the 2014 Artist-in-Residence program on May 26. Applications must be postmarked by July 19 and received by July 24, 2013.

Around The Parks: Great Basin Water, Zion's Sick Bighorns, Civil War Program, Taxes For Arch

Water is a precious thing in the Great Basin of Utah and Nevada, and the decision by Utah's governor not to endorse a plan to send groundwater from the region to Las Vegas is great news for Great Basin National Park.

Shuttle System Back Running At Zion National Park

Shuttle buses once again are ready to carry you into Zion Canyon at Zion National Park, with daily service resuming this Sunday and continuing through October 28.

Photographer Planning To Document Crumbling Side Of National Parks

Pretty pictures of national park vistas are commonplace. But how would you react to a photo that showed the crumbling side of the parks?

Windows On Nature: The Ten Best National Park Webcam Sites In America

Webcams provide us with windows on the world. They allow armchair travelers to follow activity outside a Dublin pub, monitor traffic on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge, and check on what’s happening at the International Space Station. Webcams also provide windows on nature, some of the best of which comes by way of cameras stationed in our national parks.

Zion National Park Has Been Added To Traveler's Collection Of Essential Park Guides

Heading to Zion National Park? Check out Traveler's Essential Guide to the park. It provides an overview of the park, some history, information on lodging, camping, and hiking, and a geology section.

Winter Lodging Deals Offered In Zion, Grand Canyon National Parks

Now this would be an interesting trip. Imagine going to both Zion and Grand Canyon national parks on the same winter road trip? It won't necessarily be easy, but there are some lodging offers out there that can make it a little easier on your wallet.

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