National Park Lodging: Who's Taking Care Of These Buildings? Part I

While many national park lodges are on the National Register of Historic Places, not all lodges reflect the preservation and well-maintained appearance you might expect for such properties. In a two-part series, the Traveler looks at the highs and lows of upkeep in the National Park System.
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Mesa Verde National Park Has Been Added To Traveler's List Of Essential Park Guides

Mesa Verde National Park is the latest addition to Traveler's essential parks guides. In these pages you'll find information on cliff dwelling tours, lodging, hiking and more.

Holiday Gathering At Mesa Verde National Park Set For December 6

A celebration of the season will be held at Mesa Verde National Park on December 6, when parts of the park will glow under the soft light of luminaria and rangers will lead visitors through Spruce Tree Houe.

Mesa Verde National Park Receives Grant For Winter Trails

Winter trails in Mesa Verde National Park will receive some improvements thanks to a grant the park has received from the National Park Foundation.

Reader Participation Day: What Are You Reading?

As summer gives way to fall, and fall to winter, we usually have more time to read, as there's less daylight outside. So what related to the national parks are you reading these days?

Artist In Residence At Mesa Verde National Park To Exhibit Her Artworks Saturday

Visitors to Mesa Verde National Park this weekend will get a bonus if they stop by the Far View Lodge, where painter Jan Wright will be exhibiting water colors of the park she did while serving as Mesa Verde's artist-in-residence.

New Visitor And Research Center Starts A New Chapter At Mesa Verde National Park

A long-held dream of superintendents at Mesa Verde National Park is about to come true. Construction workers are putting the finishing touches on the Mesa Verde National Park Visitor and Research Center, a $12.1 million facility set to open November 26.

Fall Is The Best Time To Make Discoveries At The National Parks

If you’re in mood to travel, September and October are wonderful months to spend in the national parks. The crowds have departed, the animals are busy, and the fall color beckons. Now is the time park friends also host an array of workshops tailor-made for life-long learners.
Visit national parks of the Southwest and you’ll see remnants of an ancient society -- their well-placed cliff dwellings, smoke stains on rock overhangs, curious art works staring back at you from cliff walls.

Dining At The Parks: The Metate Room At Mesa Verde National Park

It’s not often you walk out of a national park lodge restaurant feeling wowed. But that was my experience during a recent stay at the Far View Lodge at Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado.