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Saturday, July 14th, 2012

  • Denali National Park and Preserve is hosting a special free string orchestra concert on Saturday, July 21, at 7 p.m. at the Denali Visitor Center.

    The concert features Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival’s 16-piece string orchestra playing “Denali,” a piece inspired by composer Stephen Lias’ visit to the park last year.

Friday, July 13th, 2012

  • A Colorado man descending a glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park with friends was killed when he slipped and slid about 100 feet down a glacier.

    According to park officials, the 47-year-old man from Castle Rock was heading down Andrews Glacier on Thursday afternoon when he fell and slid into some rocks.

  • Sometimes you can't always find a room inside a national park, either because there are none (see Arches or Canyonlands national parks), or because there simply aren't enough rooms to go around, which often is the case.

    When you encounter t

  • Either June's contests were particularly difficult, or readers decided to go on vacation, as only 25 qualified for a chance to win a copy of David and Kay Scott's Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.

    To select the winner -- RoadRanger -- we again turned to the dart board at

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

  • While a ban on fires at Rocky Mountain National Park has been lifted, fire restrictions have been imposed at Sequoia and Kings Canyon national parks due to dry conditions.

    At Rocky Mountain, officials had instituted a complete ban on open fires back on June 18. Campfires are now permitted in campgrounds, select designated backcountry campsites, and at designated picnic areas.