If you'd like to visit some parks this summer but don't relish the thought of airport security hassles or long hours in the car, perhaps train travel is the answer. Here's a sampling of options for trips to parks around the country via Amtrak.
Grand Canyon National Park
Search crews at Grand Canyon National Park have turned to high-resolution photography in their search for a single-engine plane that went missing over the park.
Come mid-May you'll find mules and hikers back together again on Grand Canyon National Park's South Kaibab Trail, which has been under reconstruction for the past two years.
So many rivers and so many different paddling experiences can be found in the National Park System. So how do you figure out which one you want to float on your summer vacation?
You don't need to sleep in a tent to make a national park visit affordable. Our lodging experts have found 10 national parks where you can book a room for less than $100 a night.
A cooperating association that has been developing educational and interpretive materials for units of the National Park System since 1947 and an outfitter that can take you down rivers in some of the West's most iconic national parks are the latest organizations and businesses to help keep the Traveler on-line.
In a development that would be great to see replicated across the National Park System, particularly in its more arid corners, you'll soon be able to relatively easily refill your water bottles for free at Grand Canyon National Park.
A search is ongoing over Grand Canyon National Park for a plane that's been missing in the area since last weekend.
Grand Canyon "State" Park? A Look Back At The 1995 Government Shutdown And The Battle Over the Grand Canyon
Back in 1995, the last time the federal government shut down over a budget impasse, then-Arizona Gov. Fife Symington showed incredible moxie by trying to engineer a state takeover of Grand Canyon National Park.GRCA-InnerGorgeQTLuong.jpg
Should the National Park Service do away with special use fees and simply spread the costs of running special programs across all those who enter the parks?