Fall in the Rocky Mountain parks isn’t quite as colorful as the season is back East, as they lack the endless acres of hardwood forests. But the high peaks, sometimes dusted in snow, make up for that. Watch the aspens, larch, scrub oak and maples paint the landscape with masterful strokes.
Grand Teton National Park
Fewer than 12 months separate the National Park Service's 99th birthday and its 100th. What happens over the course of the next year will go a far way to determining if it will be a happy birthday or not.
It was a beautiful late summer evening, and my family and I had spent the day hiking in Badlands National Park. As the setting sun cast a golden glow on the park’s signature peaks and plateaus, my family and I pulled into a nearby guest ranch, where we had booked a cabin for the night.
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If you're in Grand Teton National Park later this month, keep your eyes open for signs warning about grizzly bear trapping operations.
Two women were killed in a fall of about 200 feet from Teewinot Mountain in Grand Teton National Park
Day trippers who failed to properly stow their coolers, packs and tote bags while enjoying a day at String, Leigh and Jenny lakes in Grand Teton National Park are responsible for a sow black bear and her cub being sent to a zoo in South Dakota for the rest of their lives.
Climbing in the Tetons of Grand Teton National Park can be an exhilarating experience, but it also can be unforgiving and, at its worst, deadly. For 10 climbers who tried to summit the Grand Teton in a long one-day slog, they narrowly avoided tragedy and in the end were rescued by rangers and other climbers on the mountain.
As iconic and beautiful as the Snake River is as it flows through Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, it also can be deadly. As a result, park rangers are cautioning boaters to choose segments of river that are appropriate for their experience and ability level.
Two brothers who found themselves at their physical limits in Grand Teton National Park received a helicopter shuttle off Middle Teton rather than push their luck in finding a safe way down.