Zion National Park Moving To Winter Hours

With fall on the wane, and winter on the horizon, facility hours and shuttle services are changing at Zion National Park.

Climber Dies In Fall At Zion National Park

A Utah climber was killed in a fall at Zion National Park, where he was part of a group of four on a popular climbing route below Angels Landing.

Two Canyoneers Who Underestimated Zion National Park Rescued By Rangers

Two canyoneers who headed off into Heaps Canyon in Zion National Park over-estimated the challenge before them and had to be rescued by park rangers three days after they ventured into the canyon.

Private Inholding In Zion National Park Will Be Donated To National Park Service

A privately owned 30-acre tract in the shadow of Tabernacle Dome inside Zion National Park has been acquired by two non-profit organizations that intend to donate it to the park.

Canyoneer Dies In Zion National Park

A visitor to Zion National Park who was canyoneering in the popular "Subway" section died when his or her foot became trapped on a descent, according to a park release.

Fall Packages Make National Parks Attractive Destinations

With school vacations about to end, now's a great time to begin planning for your fall getaway to a national park. With that in mind, here are some offers from parks around the country.

Example Of "How Not To Do It" Leads to Rescue At Zion National Park

Zion National Park offers some popular locations for climbers, but a recent ill-advised attempt to scale a route known as the Moonlight Buttress offers some good reminders...and an example of "how not to do it."

Zion Lodge Gains Prestigious Award For Sustainable Programs

Environmental programs Xanterra Parks & Resorts relies on in Zion National Park have earned the Zion Lodge a Gold certification from an independent firm that sets and measures sustainability standards for products, services, and companies.

Where The Wild Things Are: Untamed Americas

Where are the wild things? For those who call a metropolitan area home, and seldom leave its concrete and steel confines, that might be a reasonable question. National Geographic has the answers for you in a two-night series, Untamed Americas, that debuts this Sunday and Monday nights.

NPCA Worried That House Legislation Would Open National Park System To Hunting

Is hunting about to spread across the National Park System? Worries that that could be the fallout of legislation that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives prompted the National Parks Conservation Association to seek a legal interpretation of the measure.

Vehicle Fire In Tunnel At Zion National Park Was A Costly One

Emergency responders train for difficult situations they hope will never actually occur, but one such call came in last week at Zion National Park: A vehicle was on fire inside the 1.1-mile-long Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel … and this set of wheels turned out to be anything but ordinary.

Exploring The Parks: Pipe Spring National Monument

A tiny waystation in Arizona took hold thanks to its precious commodity -- water. Today, visitors to Pipe Spring National Monument can explore the wondrous history of this place that dates to 300 B.C.

Make Your National Park Visit As Inexpensive As Possible

Travel in these days of a weak economy and high fuel costs can be expensive, but there are some ways that you can trim the costs of visiting your favorite national park.

Zion-Mount Carmel Highway And Tunnel Recognized As National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

If you've ever driven through the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway and Tunnel at Zion National Park, you know what kind of engineering marvel it is. Well, it's now official. The highway and tunnel have been designated a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

On-line ReservatIon System Instituted For Last-Minute Slot Canyon Permits In Zion National Park

Zion National Park has changed its wilderness permit system to allow visitors to reserve last-minute slot canyon day use permits via an online reservation system.

Traveler's Gear Box: Water Vessels, Steel And Otherwise

With warm weather already here in some parts of the Southwest, and with disposable water bottles on their way out from a number of national parks, what's the best way to stay hydrated in the parks?

Near-Total Solar Eclipse Will Cut a Path Across Western National Parks in May

Sunday May 20, 2012 will offer a Celestial Super Bowl—a near-total solar eclipse—and parks in parts of the western U.S. will offer some prime viewing locations. If you want to make travel plans for special eclipse-related activities or purchase equipment for safe viewing, just don't wait too long to do so.

Zion National Park Adding New Restrooms In Watchman Campground

Can you ever have enough restrooms in a national campground? If your answer is "no," then you'll be happy to hear that three new "comfort stations" are being built at the Watchman Campground in Zion National Park.

NPS Director Jarvis Allows Parks To Ban Disposable Plastic Bottles

Those seemingly ubiquitous disposable plastic bottles, the ones that generated a storm of controversy over their proposed ban at Grand Canyon National Park, may now be banned by park superintendents nationwide.
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Looking At The National Park Service's Goal To Eliminate Plastic Bottles

National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis is determined to rid plastic bottles from the national parks, but wants to consider all factors before doing so, the agency's communications chief said today while addressing the uproar over the director's decision to put a hold on a water bottle ban at Grand Canyon National Park.
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National Park Visits Help Grow Utah's Tourism Industry By Nearly 5 Percent In 2010

Utah's collection of national parks, monuments, and historic sites helped generate $6.5 billion in tourism spending for the state in 2010, an increase of nearly 5 percent, according to state calculations.

Guest Column: The Keystone XL Pipelines And Coal Hollow Mines Of America

In this guest column, RL Miller, a California-based attorney who keeps watch on environmental issues on public lands, questions the wisdom of allowing the Coal Hollow Mine to expand to more than 3,500 acres near Bryce Canyon National Park.

"3" Might Not Seem Like Much, But It's A Record For Condor Chicks At Grand Canyon National Park

It's a single digit, one not overly impressive, but when you consider the number of California condor chicks hatched in the wild at Grand Canyon National Park, "three" is record-setting.

Zion National Park Officials Debating How To Improve Wilderness Permitting System

There's nothing quite worse for backcountry travelers than facing long lines to gain a permit to head on their trek. That's one of the problems at Zion National Park, and officials there are debating how they can improve their permitting system.

Fall Is Ripe With Lodging Specials In Parts of the National Park System

With the calendar quickly running out on the short fall season in some parts of the National Park System, some concessionaires are responding with lodging specials that might intrigue you.

National Park Road Trip 2011: Looking Back Over All The Miles...

How did you spend your summer? David and Kay Scott traveled nearly 11,000 miles, visited 29 units of the National Park System, and toured 62 lodges. Here's a recap of what they found.

Wildfire Threat Leads To Trail Closure In Kolob Canyon Section of Zion National Park

With fire conditions increasing, and a wildfire already burning nearby, all trails in the Kolob Canyon area of Zion National Park have been closed to hikers.

Road Work Will Create Some Delays For Travelers To Zion National Park

A year after a major reconstruction of the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway caused traffic delays in Zion National Park more road work through the end of the month will cause delays on that stretch of scenic highway.

Birding in the National Parks: Lowepro's Optic Series For Wildlife Viewing

Birders and wildlife watchers are starting to get used to the fact that gear manufacturers recognize us and want to make equipment specifically for us. So it wasn’t a surprise, but definitely great news, when Lowepro came out with their Optics Series for wildlife viewing.

Chimani's Library Of National Park Apps Continues To Grow

Chimani continues to grow its library of national park apps for iPhones and Droids.