With winter on its way, operations on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park are winding down and most will be shuttered for the winter months as of October 15. The North Rim will remain open to day-use visitors and overnight campers until Thursday, December 1, unless heavy snowfall closes State Highway 67.
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The National Park Service's sordid underbelly of harassment was dissected for more than two hours Thursday by members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, which heard stories of perpetrators being promoted and no one being fired for sexual harassment in the agency.
A body recovered from the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park this week is believed to be that of a river guide who went missing earlier this month.
A search was expected to get underway at daybreak Tuesday for a river guide for a commercial outfitter who went missing from his group roughly halfway through Grand Canyon National Park.
Less than a week on the job, Chris Lehnertz is taking the helm at Grand Canyon National Park with a simple plan for the coming months.
A renewed effort has been launched within the Navajo Nation to have a tramway built from the rim of the Grand Canyon down to the bottom at the confluence of the Little Colorado and Colorado rivers.
So, have the stories of tremendous crowds at some national parks this summer convinced you to put off your national park adventure until next year? Or have you shied away from the iconic parks like Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon, and instead focused on small, less traveled units?
Traffic stretching more than three miles from a national park entrance station. Parking areas inside some national parks filling by 10 a.m. National park superintendents acknowledging that the visitor experience is being impacted.
The centennial of the National Park Service (NPS) is inspiring an impressive amount of soul-searching about the agency and the lands for which it is responsible. This is timely and potentially beneficial. As many analysts as well as agency employees themselves have long argued, the NPS faces serious challenges that affect the preservation and management of these precious lands.
Human remains found below the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park are believed to be those of a young Louisiana woman missing since April, park officials said Wednesday.