Reader Participation Day: Has Arizona's Approach To Controlling Illegal Immigrants Led You To Cancel a Grand Canyon Trip?

Are you rethinking that trip to the Grand Canyon or Saguaro National Park due to the approach Arizona officials are taking towards illegal immigration?

Free Shuttle into Grand Canyon National Park from Neighboring Tusayan a Plus for Visitors

NPS shuttle buses at Grand Canyon.
If you're visiting the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park this summer, the NPS wants to help you avoid waiting in a line of cars at the park entrance—and wasting time looking for a parking space once you get in the gate. Here's what you need to know about the free shuttle to and from the neighboring town of Tusayan

Spring Is A Good Time To Be Thinking About River Trips In the National Park System

Snowmelt's running around the National Park System, which makes it a perfect time to start thinking about paddling trips in the parks. Here are some ideas, and contacts, that can help you get wet in the months ahead.

Grand Canyon National Park to Host Third Annual "Celebrate Wildlife Day” on May 1st

On May 1, Grand Canyon National Park’s annual “Celebrate Wildlife Day” will offer great opportunities for visitors to learn about the park’s fascinating wildlife and the work of the biologists who study them.
Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, And Dying In The National Parks Television shows love to portray park rangers as fit and polite, beaming dazzling smiles, displaying knowledge that knows no bounds, nerves of steel, and with dashing personalities. And then there are the realities, as Andrea Lankford describes in her latest book, Ranger Confidential: Living, Working, and Dying in the National Parks.

Dining At The Parks: High Desert Black Bean Burger With Sunflower Sauce

Stroll into a dining room just about anywhere in the Southwest and you'll find some entree that includes black beans. At the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim of the canyon they've found a way to get black beans into a burger.

New Interpretive Panels Explain Ancestral Puebloan Life at Grand Canyon

Hikers who reach the bottom of the "inner gorge" at Grand Canyon National Park can learn more about the ancient cultures that once lived there thanks to the addition of interpretive panels erected next to ruins near Phantom Ranch.

Reader Participation Survey: How Much Local Control Should Be Exerted Over National Parks?

Should there be more uniformity across the National Park System when it comes to regulations pertaining to such activities as air tours, mountain biking, and personal watercraft use, just to name three sensitive issues?

NPCA: Tell the Obama Administration That Clear Air And Clear Views Across National Parks are Vital

Debate over the country's energy needs, environmental conditions, and the resulting quality of life is not new. It's unending, ongoing, and downright rancorous at times. But does it need to be? With hazy views across spectacular parks in the Southwest, how can we turn that debate into solutions?
National Geographic Park Profiles: Yellowstone Country Though no doubt driven by marketing aspirations, the National Geographic Society has rereleased three books that will take you into the heart of some iconic national parks.