U.S. Highway 89: The Scenic Route to Seven National Parks U.S. 89 is a relatively narrow thread of pavement that wends its way 1,600 miles from Glacier National Park in northern Montana to Tumacacori National Historical Park in southern Arizona. Along the way, it passes through five states, past seven units of the National Park System, and through thousands of years of human experience. Ann Torrence captures this sliver of history in words and photographs in a story that is decided off the racetrack known as the interstate highway system.

Moonlight Cross-Country Ski Outings Scheduled at Glacier National Park

When clear nights coincide with full moons in the Rockies, the snow-covered landscape can be so illuminated to make it possible to explore after sundown without need of a headlamp. In Glacier National Park, a ranger will help you explore parts of the park under a full moon on cross-country skis, a nice twist to the usual snowshoe hikes.

International Team Says Mining In Canadian Flathead Would Harm Glacier, Waterton Lakes National Parks

An international team of scientists has concluded that mining in the "Canadian Flathead" north of Glacier National Park would harm both Glacier and the adjoining Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada.

Long-Needed Rehabilitation Work Under Way at Glacier National Park's Many Glacier Hotel

One of the most beautiful settings for a national park stay is Many Glacier Hotel in Glacier National Park. Set on the shores of Swift Current Lake with a view of the craggy Rockies in all directions, the lodge is one of the venerable old souls of the National Park System's lodging fraternity. But, sadly, it's well-worn and shabby in places. To remedy that, there's a renovation plan under way.

Reader Participation Survey: Help Us Name the Top 100 National Park Locations to See Before You Die

Earlier this week we touched on the national parks mentioned in the book, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. Somehow, Mammoth Cave National Park didn't make the cut, and if you've been there, you know it should have. Help us compile a list of the top 100 national park locations to see before you die. We'll start the list.

Bighorn Sheep Research in Glacier National Park Funded by Glacier National Park Fund

A $10,000 grant from the Glacier National Park Fund will enable biologists to learn more about the bighorn sheep that inhabit Glacier National Park along the park's boundary with the Blackfeet Reservation.

Mark Your Calendars: Rangers Will Lead Snowshoe Hikes in Glacier National Park

Though most folks view Glacier National Park as a summertime destination, winter ushers in a completely different personality for the park, one that's quieter, less congested, and brimming with wonder. Beginning January 10, rangers will point out these wonders during weekly two-hour-long snowshoe hikes in the park.

It's Officially Winter at Glacier National Park

Deer in winter at Glacier.
The calendar and Mother Nature are in agreement at Glacier National Park in Montana: the winter season has officially begun, and most roads in the park are closed to vehicles and open for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

National Park Movies: Some More We Like for 1950-1979

Our Traveler’s Top Ten national park movies post was well-received, but we only scratched the surface. We’re digging deeper now. Here are some more we like for 1950 to 1979.

Some Out of the Ordinary National Park Trips To Consider

For most, a national park vacation entails booking a room in a lodge or reserving a spot in a campground, arriving at the park and checking in, and then spending a number of days hiking, paddling, or traveling the park to view various sites, whether they focus on waterfalls, geysers, deep forests, museums, or cultural focal points. Here are some alternatives to that approach, some pricey, some not so.