Grand Canyon National Park

How To Land That National Park Job, For A Season or A Career

Curious about how to go about finding a job in a national park, one for either just a season or for a possible career? The following video explains the routes you can explore to find that job.

Arizona Man On River Trip Dies In Fall in Grand Canyon National Park

An Arizona man on a river trip through Grand Canyon National Park has been killed in a fall in the canyon's inner gorge.
Ansel Adams in the National Parks: Photographs from America Long after his death we continue to celebrate the brilliance of Ansel Adams, who arguably defined landscape photography, often while working in national parks to capture the magnificence of nature.

NPCA Offers National Park Phone Apps ... For Free!

Add the National Parks Conservation Association to the number of organizations and developers offering a phone app to help you negotiate the national parks. A big difference here, though, is NPCA is giving its app away for free. Another is its emphasis on park wildlife and nature in general.

Reader Participation Day: Can We Afford to Save All Historic Lodges in National Parks?

Whether you hold a sentimental tie to national park lodgings, or look at them nostalgically, can we afford to hold onto all historic lodge facilities in the National Park System?

California Man Dies in Fall From South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park; Women Struck by Lightning

A California man apparently trying to leap from one outcrop to another on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park fell roughly 500 feet to his death, according to park officials.

Nature's Rock Stars in the Spotlight on National Fossil Day

Saber-tooth Cats, dinosaurs and Ice Age mammals will be among the star attractions during National Fossil Day. Activities are being held around the nation in this first ever event to focus on some interesting—and really old—stuff.

National Park Hospitality Association Wants More Lodging In The Parks

There are units of the National Park System, such as Canyonlands, North Cascades, and Great Smoky Mountains national parks, just to name three, that have little or no lodging within their borders. It's just such a lack of facilities, believes Derrick Crandall, that serves as a drag on visitation to the park system.
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Hiking Victim in Grand Canyon National Park Apparently Died From Heat

Grand Canyon National Park officials have identified a hiker who died in a remote area of the park as a 30-year-old Kansas man.

Time Running Out This Year For A Visit To Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim

Though Grand Canyon National Park's South Rim bears the bulk of the park's tourist traffic, the North Rim is truly sublime, with its pine forests, spectacular views, and fewer crowds. Sadly, time is running out for you to visit the North Rim this year.

Hiker's Body Recovered From Remote Area of Grand Canyon National Park

A man who hiked into a rugged area of Grand Canyon National Park with four friends only to head back early after feeling tired was later found dead just a short distance from a parking area.

Study Shows that Dirty Snow Reduces Colorado River Runoff

Human-produced dust, mostly from grazing and farming, settles on mountain snowpacks in the Upper Colorado River basin and significantly reduces runoff. Eliminating this "dirty snow" phenomenon, which impacts national parks as well as the regional economy, would require a huge reduction in soil-disturbing activities.

Reader Participation Day: Help Us Name the Best Adventures In the National Park System, Lower 48 Edition

What are the best adventures in the National Park System in the Lower 48? For sure, three weeks floating the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park has to be one, and climbing the Grand Teton in its namesake park is another. But then what?

Got Time For A Fall National Park Visit? These Lodges Have Room

If you've got time to squeeze in a fall visit to a national park, here's some good news: There's quite a bit of lodging available in places such as Crater Lake, Yellowstone, Zion, Grand Canyon, and Death Valley national parks.

Great Excuses To Visit The National Park System This Fall

No one really needs an excuse to visit a national park in the Fall, one of the most glorious seasons across the National Park System. Still, the Traveler offers up the following if you feel you need one!
Running Dry: A Journey From Source to Sea Down the Colorado River Part travelogue, part warning shot across the bow, Jonathan Waterman in his latest book takes us on a year-long journey down the Colorado River from source to the Sea of Cortez that should scare the wits out of those in the Southwest convince them to read the dusty writing on the wall.

You Can't Always, or Fairly, Blame Technology For Visitor Woes in National Parks

The New York Times got a lot of mileage with its story this week about technology leading visitors into harm's way in national parks, but that's really not the case, is it? Wouldn't it be more correct to say people lead themselves into harm's way more often than not?

Updated: NPCA Points Out Threats to Grand Canyon National Park in New Report

Does the Obama administration have the political fortitude, let alone the political capital, to protect Grand Canyon National Park from the myriad threats facing it? That's a good question in light of a report that highlights those threats and, in the process, exposes the shortcomings of the administration.
One Best Hike: Grand Canyon: Everything You Need to Know to Successfully Hike from the Rim to the River - and Back Although the book is titled One Best Hike: Grand Canyon, what Elizabeth Wenk really provides is a wonderful primer on the geology, wildlife, natural history, and dangers of hiking in Grand Canyon National Park. And she also leads readers down from the South Rim to the Colorado River and back via the Bright Angel and South Kaibab trails.

Pocket Guides Help Explain The Nature You See in National Parks

A series of inexpensive folding pocket guides can help you easily identify some of the nature you see in national parks.

Alas, the Luxury Train Tour of Western National Parks Won't Even Leave the Station

If you had your heart set on spending upwards of $1,500 a day on a luxury train tour of national parks next year, you'll have to settle for either Amtrak or your own rig. It turns out that this project isn't leaving the station.

French Visitor To Grand Canyon National Park Survives 75-Foot Fall From South Rim

A French visitor to Grand Canyon National Park will return home with an incredible story: He survived a 75-foot fall from the park's South Rim and was hauled to safety via a rope suspended from a helicopter.

Going to the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in August? Here's Important Road Information

If you're headed for the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in August, you need to be aware of some upcoming closures of key roads due to construction work. Here's the current schedule to help you plan your trip.

Vice President Biden Heading to Yellowstone, Grand Canyon National Parks

While President Obama headed to Acadia National Park last weekend for a three-day vacation, Vice President Biden is heading to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Canyon National Park to check up on American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects.

Was It An Accident, Or Suicide, Behind Latest Death in Grand Canyon National Park?

Another death has been reported at Grand Canyon National Park, this one involving a man who either fell -- or jumped -- from the South Rim near Moran Point.

Female Hiker Found Dead Below North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

A female hiker who went down below the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park with a friend who planned to join a float trip was found dead in the canyon after failing to return from the hike.

Rooms At Yavapai Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park Get Makeover

We recently mentioned the renovations that Xanterra Parks & Resorts made to the Western cabins at Zion National Park. Now the concessionaire has wrapped up similar work to rooms at the Yavapai Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park.
Dream Hikes Coast to Coast: Your Guide to America In Dream Hikes Coast to Coast author Jack Bennett has done something more than a few folks would like to do: Head out on some great hikes, and then write about them. In assembling his hiking list, he took an approach that is both laudable...and disappointing.
Treasures of America Before Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan came out with their view of the National Park System, many others were turning their cameras on the parks. One collection I've found that is worthy of space in your DVD collection is Treasures of America's National Parks, a six-disk collection of some of the system's icons.

Tracking Crime in National Parks Is Not An Exact Science By Any Means

Trying to assess the amount of crime that occurs across the National Park System seemingly is difficult at best because of inconsistent accounting and the spillover of crime from neighboring communities.
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