America's national parks will be gorgeously portrayed in an Imax production coming to theaters next year, but the trailer is misleading in that it shows mountain bikers cavorting in a red-rock landscape that is not located within a park. Indeed, that activity as portrayed is actually banned in national parks.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
With sweeping views of Jackson Lake and the jaw-dropping jagged Tetons from its deck, and the historic Molesworth furniture that fronts its stone fireplace, the historic Brinkerhoff Lodge in Grand Teton National Park would likely qualify as a 5-star resort property commanding hefty rental fees. But the National Park Service wasn't in the habit of charging the lodge's guests, who included Vice President Joe Biden and his family, nor did it provide the safety and security it should have, according to a report from the Interior Department's Inspector General's Office.
With little light pollution obscuring the skies over Petrified Forest National Park in Arizona, it can be a perfect spot for studying the stars overhead. On October 19 you can do just that with a park ranger and other astronomers and photographers.
Enjoying the snow, red-rock, and starry skies over Bryce Canyon National Park will be a bit easier this winter, as part of the Bryce Canyon Lodge will for the first time in its history remain open for guests.
Fall and winter are the best seasons to explore Florida with a pack on your back. The Florida National Scenic Trail has over 1,400 miles to explore, from Gulf Islands National Seashore in far west Florida, to southern Mississippi, to Big Cypress National Preserve at the southern tip of Florida.
From September 28 through October 3 a group of park travelers floated through Canyonlands National Park, enjoying the scenery, the camaraderie, and a great measure of solitude.
Each fall, hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers descend upon Acadia’s historic carriage roads to rake leaves and clear drainage ditches from miles of carriage roads in preparation for winter.
Will the coming winter bring snow, drought, soaking rains, or mild weather to your national park outings? As usual, it depends on where you go, but Rocky Mountain National Park could be a winter wonderland if the forecast from AccuWeather holds true, while New England travelers should enjoy a reprieve from last year's overly bountiful snows.
Three young mountain lions have been found dead in the Santa Monica Mountains in recent weeks, illustrating how difficult it can be for the large carnivores to survive into adulthood in such an urbanized and fragmented landscape.
International Archaeology Day, celebrated in more than nine countries with hundreds of events world-wide, comes to the National Park System on Saturday. Visit Tonto National Monument in Arizona on that day, and you can learn about the cultures that called this landscape home for hundreds of years.
The 93rd annual National Christmas Tree Lighting on the Ellipse at President’s Park (White House) will be held this year on December 3 at 5 p.m.
Efforts were ongoing to locate a Wyoming man who jumped from a cliff into Lake Powell at Glen Canyon National Recreation Area but failed to surface.
Two governors -- Jay Nixon from Missouri and Matt Mead from Wyoming -- share this year's Sheldom Coleman Great Outdoors Award, which recognizes efforts to enhance outdoor recreational experiences in the United States.
If you're heading to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming later this month, and determined to visit the Jenny Lake area, you might want to avoid arriving October 19-21 due to a planned area closure there.
Children are natural explorers, but current trends show that youth between the age of 8 to 18 spend more time than ever indoors and less time participating in unstructured outdoor activity. Residents of Fairbanks, Alaska, can buck this trend, as they have access to many parks and wild landscapes that lend themselves to exercising and experiencing the beauty of Interior Alaska.
Though the flying of unmanned drones has been banned in national parks for some time by the National Park Service, and by federal law in Washington, D.C., that hasn't stopped pilots from trying to skirt the regulations or the law.
Storms that delivered more than a foot of rain to parts of Shenandoah National Park have led to damage that is limiting parking at the Whiteoak parking lot, according to park officials.
Though he "retired" in 1995, Dr. Michael Frome has really never stopped writing, nor caring, about the national parks. In this, his 95th year, the distinguished journalist who has dedicated his life to conservation and parks celebrates that life and regales us with a memoir that not only looks back across the many decades of his work but which inspires us to carry that work forward.