In taking three years to craft their blueprint for how public lands should be managed across a large portion of Utah, U.S. Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz have produced a smoke-and-mirrors view of conservation, one that uses the right language but disguises their true goals in obfuscation and fine print.
Dinosaur National Monument
Ok, travelers, the blush is still on the new year, but that doesn't mean we can't plan, right? With that in mind, what national park adventures are on your 2016 calendar?
Recent snowfall and the arrival of winter at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado brings changes to visitor access and services in many areas of the monument.
If you've got the gear, the skills, and the desire, now is the time to enter your application for permits for a private river trip through Dinosaur National Monument on either the Green or Yampa rivers.
The Colorado and Green rivers. Jackson Lake beneath the Tetons. These bodies of water offer some of the best paddling experiences, in some of the greatest settings in the National Park System, and you can experience them in 2016 with your fellow park travelers during a trip with National Parks Traveler. What better way to mark the centennial of the National Park Service?
Dinosaur National Monument will increase its entrance and camping fees on January 1, 2016, to help fund important maintenance and improvement projects within the monument. The monument's entrance and camping fees were last increased in 1997. This increase is consistent with the tiered fee system in use by National Park Service sites throughout the country, including many in Utah and Colorado.
Ongoing vandalism investigations, possible new "national parks," and 3 million visitors to Yellowstone National Park are among the stories floating about the National Park System.
Night-sky viewing will be among the main attractions at Dinosaur National Monument in Utah and Colorado in the coming days, while later in the month the park staff will be celebrating the date in 1909 when the monument's incredible fossil-studded cliff was discovered.
With the Green and Colorado rivers in the neighborhood, it's not surprising that the Yampa River that flows through Dinosaur National Monument is overlooked. And that's not a bad thing.
Two days after a rafter was tossed into the Green River near Triplet Falls in Dinosaur National Monument his body was recovered by park rangers.