The Latest News & Views

Monday, October 29th, 2012

  • Editor's note: With Halloween just days away, we searched around the National Park System and rummaged in the Traveler's archives for some ghostly stories.

    It’s easy to see why Petrified Forest National Park Ranger Rita Garcia loves the Painted Desert Inn so much.

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

    Sunday was the last day for the mandatory shuttle service on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive and the shuttle service in Springdale, Utah. The park will be providing a voluntary shuttle service on the Scenic Drive on Saturdays and Sundays, through November.

  • Come month's end they'll be moving to winter hours at Acadia National Park in Maine, where the Hulls Cove Visitor Center and Sand Beach Entrance Station will both close on Halloween.

    That means that beginning November 1, visitor information will be available at the Winter Visitor Center at park headquarters on Route 233,

  • You can add Death Valley National Park to the list of national parks that have their own "mini-guide" on the Traveler.

  • Some midweek trail closures in the South Unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park will be necessary through early December as elk culling operations resume.

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