In an effort to achieve a delicate balance between protecting resources, protecting visitors, and supporting an historic way of enjoying Glacier National Park, park officials on occasion find it necessary to use explosives to open trails in the summer.
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If you had your heart set on spending upwards of $1,500 a day on a luxury train tour of national parks next year, you'll have to settle for either Amtrak or your own rig. It turns out that this project isn't leaving the station.
A small handful of bills that would impact the National Park System have been sent to the full Senate for consideration. Among them is legislation that would shift Valles Caldera National Preserve out from under a trust and into the park system.