You Can't Always, or Fairly, Blame Technology For Visitor Woes in National Parks

The New York Times got a lot of mileage with its story this week about technology leading visitors into harm's way in national parks, but that's really not the case, is it? Wouldn't it be more correct to say people lead themselves into harm's way more often than not?

Updated: NPCA Points Out Threats to Grand Canyon National Park in New Report

Does the Obama administration have the political fortitude, let alone the political capital, to protect Grand Canyon National Park from the myriad threats facing it? That's a good question in light of a report that highlights those threats and, in the process, exposes the shortcomings of the administration.
One Best Hike: Grand Canyon: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Hike from the Rim to the River - and Back Although the book is titled One Best Hike: Grand Canyon, what Elizabeth Wenk really provides is a wonderful primer on the geology, wildlife, natural history, and dangers of hiking in Grand Canyon National Park. And she also leads readers down from the South Rim to the Colorado River and back via the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails.

Pocket Guides Help Explain The Nature You See in National Parks

A series of inexpensive folding pocket guides can help you easily identify some of the nature you see in national parks.

Alas, the Luxury Train Tour of Western National Parks Won't Even Leave the Station

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.

French Visitor To Grand Canyon National Park Survives 75-Foot Fall From South Rim

A French visitor to Grand Canyon National Park will return home with an incredible story: He survived a 75-foot fall from the park's South Rim and was hauled to safety via a rope suspended from a helicopter.

Going to the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in August? Here's Important Road Information

If you're headed for the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in August, you need to be aware of some upcoming closures of key roads due to construction work. Here's the current schedule to help you plan your trip.

Vice President Biden Heading to Yellowstone, Grand Canyon National Parks

While President Obama headed to Acadia National Park last weekend for a three-day vacation, Vice President Biden is heading to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park to check up on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects.

Was It An Accident, Or Suicide, Behind Latest Death in Grand Canyon National Park?

Another death has been reported at Grand Canyon National Park, this one involving a man who either fell -- or jumped -- from the South Rim near Moran Point.

Female Hiker Found Dead Below North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

A female hiker who went down below the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park with a friend who planned to join a float trip was found dead in the canyon after failing to return from the hike.