Traveler's Gear List: Paddling In The Parks

Paddling trips in the national parks take more than a little planning. To help ensure you cover all the bases and leave nothing necessary at home, here's Traveler's gear list for overnight paddling trips.

Is National Park Service Abrogating Its Responsibility With The Tour Of Utah Bike Race?

Federal lands make up the majority of Utah's landscape, so it shouldn't be surprising that state roads crisscross those lands. But when a state road crosses a national park, and that road is going to be traversed by a bike race, should National Park Service approval be required?

Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks Asked To Open More Waters To Canoeists, Kayakers

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More rivers and streams in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks should be open to paddlers, according to the American Whitewater advocacy group, which charges the National Park Service is wrongly banning the activity.

The David T. Vernon Collection: Living History Comes Home To Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park, known for craggy peaks, wildlife, and adventure sports, also ranks among the country’s top spots for Native American art and artifacts. When Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott first arrived in 2004, she was amazed to discover the incredible David T. Vernon Collection, one of the most diverse Indian art collections in the world.

Updated: Thursday Was A Deadly Day In The National Park System

At least five people lost their lives in the National Park System this week, all on Thursday.

Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park Visitors, Employees Urged To Do Better Job Washing Hands

A rash of gastrointestinal illness sweeping through Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks has National Park Service officials urging visitors and employees to pay more attention to thoroughly washing their hands.

Essential Friends + Gateways: High Tech Means High Touch With National Parks

As people become more and more wedded to mobile devices, the National Park System is trying to keep up—and so are its friends. To engage visitors and potential supporters, national park friends groups and foundations are enticing the public with high technology. Here are some savvy ways that’s happening.

T.A. Moulton Barn At Grand Teton National Park To Mark Centennial Next Month

One of the iconic scenes at Grand Teton National Park is that of the TA Moulton Barn on Mormom Row. That barn turns 100 next month, and there will be a celebration to both recognize the history of the barn and to raise money to help preserve it.

University Of Wyoming Study: Wolf Harassment Has Little Impact On Elk

The mere presence of wolves, previously shown to affect the behavior of elk in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, is not potent enough to reduce the body condition and reproductive rates of female elk, according to new research published Tuesday.

Trail Work Requires Slight Reroute Along Jenny Lake Trail To Hidden Falls In Grand Teton National Park

One of the most beautiful hikes for families young and old at Grand Teton National Park is the trail around Jenny Lake to Hidden Falls and Cascade Canyon. While you can still do that hike, trail work means you'll have to take a slightly steeper route for the next few weeks.