Reader Participation Day: What Are The Most Unnerving Trails In A National Park?

Hiking is a popular activity in our parks, and trails—long and short, easy to arduous—provide almost unlimited opportunities for us to stretch our legs or challenge our abilities. Whether a hike on a particular trail seems "scary" is a pretty subjective question, since our tolerance for steep drop-offs, uncertain footing or other factors varies widely from person to person.

Just How Accurate Are National Park Concessionaires' On-Line Reservation Sites?

Are you making your summer park vacation plans? Don't place full faith in on-line reservations sites, as they don't always tell the full story of what's available.

Zion National Park's Condor No. 299 Is No More

Condor No. 299, arguably the most-viewed condor in Zion National Park, has died. The bird's body was found in a remote canyon southeast of the park.

Exploring The Parks: Seeing Zion National Park From A Different Perspective

Nearly 3 million visitors explored Zion National Park last year...but they saw only a fraction of it.

Fifth Annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitation Opens Monday

If you stand on the floor of Zion Canyon in Zion National Park, the sandstone cliffs soar in all directions above your head. They're perfect for picturing -- either with your camera, or with paint and brush.

Zion National Park's Shuttle System Winding Down Operations

With fall firmly in place, and the peak of summer visitation out of the way, the shuttle system at Zion National Park is winding down operations for the year.

Fall In Zion National Park, Magic And Majesty

There is only one word to describe Zion National Park in the fall and that is, magical. Or, would it be majestic?

Around The Shutdown: Great Smoky To Open Briefly, Citations At Olympic National Park, State-Run National Parks

Great Smoky Mountains National Park to open Wednesday, citations issued at Olympic National Park, and a call for states to share in national park management are among the issues floating around the National Park System during the ongoing government shutdown.

Around The Shutdown: Which National Parks Are Open Today?

Wondering which national parks have been able to reopen with state funding? Here's a list, and the dates the parks are to remain open...barring some resolution in Washington or more funding from the states.

Coalition Of National Park Service Retirees Worried About Pressure On National Park Service

National Park Service officials have found themselves turned into political pawns, first as the administration's face of the government shutdown and now by being splintered through a handful of park openings.