If you and your dog are inseparable, don't let the National Park System's pet rules stop you from taking a dog-centric vacation to our national treasures. A growing assortment of pet sitters, upscale boarding facilities and dog-friendly people hotels are making it possible for pets and humans to have unforgettable adventures in and around popular national parks.
Denali National Park and Preserve
Threading through the backcountry, and frontcountry, of Yellowstone National Park are creeks and streams fueled by springs and snowmelt, some only several feet across, some dozens of feet wide. More than 300 topple over waterfalls at least 15 feet high, while others meander placidly through the Lamar and Hayden valleys.
How quiet is nature? It can be deafening. The following video segment from an upcoming film about silence drives that point home during a visit to Denali National Park in Alaska.
Great photo spots in the national parks often tend to lead to wide, crowded spots in the road if there's not an overlook already established or the one that exists is too small. At Denali National Park in Alaska, officials are working to "uncrowd" one such spot and make it safer for you to pull over, enjoy the view, and snap a few photos.
The coming months could tell whether Xanterra Parks & Resorts and Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts are both still in an acquisition mode, or will look to stand pat, as concessions opportunities are weighed in Yosemite National Park and along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Is that a black bear cub? A badger? No, it’s a wolverine! Wolverines have distinct color patterns on their face, neck and chest making each individual animal unique, and are referred to as “skunk bears” by the Blackfeet Indians. Though their appearance leads most to believe them to be a relative of bears, they are the largest members of the weasel (mustelidae) family that exclusively live on land.
Life can be hard for the integrity of a wolf pack, particularly when one of the alpha animals dies, according to studies at Denali National Park and Preserve in Alaska.
A storm event that sent floodwaters and rockfalls across the Denali Park Road also has led to the evacuation of 103 guests and employees from a lodge in Denali National Park in Alaska.
Torrential rains, and the flooding and rockfall they produced, have forced closure of the Denali Park Road beyond the Eielson Visitor Center in Denali National Park in Alaska.
Regulations will be developed for gathering of "wild, renewable resources" on national park lands in Alaska where it is allowed.