Great Basin National Park in Nevada and the Flagstaff Area National Monuments -- Sunset Crater Volcano, Walnut Canyon and Wupatki -- have received certification as International Dark Sky Parks from the International Dark-Sky Association.
Walnut Canyon National Monument
Public concern over higher entrance fees at three national monuments in Arizona have led National Park Service officials to revisit the issue and come up with another pricing option.
Archaeology will be the topic of discussion throughout March in national monuments in northern Arizona.
Unless Arizona officials change their minds, a visit to Walnut Canyon National Monument soon could be against the staccato backdrop of gunfire courtesy of a shooting range the state intends to build near the monument.NAzSR_ConceptualMasterPlanC_Feb2011.pdf
U.S. 89 is a relatively narrow thread of pavement that wends its way 1,600 miles from Glacier National Park in northern Montana to Tumacacori National Historical Park in southern Arizona. Along the way, it passes through five states, past seven units of the National Park System, and through thousands of years of human experience. Ann Torrence captures this sliver of history in words and photographs in a story that is decided off the racetrack known as the interstate highway system.
In the days before interstate highways made travel faster—and usually a lot less interesting—a road trip to some popular NPS sites included a drive on at least part of Route 66. Fans of the historic highway now have a great new resource for information about the famous route.