The Latest News & Views

Thursday, June 21st, 2012

  • 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.

    That award is the first for a hotel in a national park, according to Xanterra officials, who add that just three hotel and

  • In a move to help the National Park System become more fuel efficient, the National Park Service and U.S.

  • The National Park Service recently issued a prospectus soliciting bids for a 10-year contract for operation of Northwest Trading Post, a retail establishment near the mid-point of the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway.

    The location is about an hour north of both Boone and Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

  • The best vantage points to take in the grandeur of Theodore Roosevelt National Park are, quite understandably, up high. The Upper Caprock Coulee Trail takes you there, and along the way shows off some incredible badlands that so captivated Theodore Roosevelt.

  • If you could visit only one state to tour its national parks, which state would it be?

    Would you head to Utah with its five "national parks," to California with its eight "national parks" and handful of other designated park units, or choose Maine with its one national park (Acadia), a stretch of Appalachian National Scenic Trail, and lone international historic site?

    Does quantity overrule