You can hike this Yellowstone National Park trail for a day, with a turnaround at Lone Star Geyser, or you can continue on down to Shoshone Lake for a wonderful three-four day retreat into the park’s backcountry.
Yellowstone National Park
A wildfire in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park has nearly doubled in size, to 2,119 acres, in the past 24 hours, but it doesn't pose a threat to visitors or park structures or roads.
Ongoing vandalism investigations, possible new "national parks," and 3 million visitors to Yellowstone National Park are among the stories floating about the National Park System.
A fire in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park has grown to cover more than 1,100 acres, but firefighters are monitoring the blaze, preferring at this time to let it burn naturally.
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.
“We are all travelers in the desert of life, and the best we can find in our journey is an honest friend.” — Robert Louis Stevenson.
Here's your quick cheat sheet to five of the best units in the National Park System for finding wildlife this fall.
For nearly a century, a popular story has linked the origins of the National Park Service to the genius of one man. In 1914, Stephen T. Mather, a self-made millionaire in the borax industry, visited Yosemite and Sequoia national parks. Finding both of them poorly managed he wrote Secretary of the Interior Franklin K. Lane and complained. “Dear Steve,” Lane allegedly replied, “If you don’t like the way the national parks are being run, come on down to Washington and run them yourself.”
Bombs used to trigger avalanches above Sylvan Pass in Yellowstone National Park typically explode as planned, but on Friday one that failed to detonate last winter led to the temporary closure of the road that runs over the pass.
Much has been made of the recent decision by Yellowstone National Park officials to put down a grizzly bear that was tied to the fatal mauling and partial consumption of a hiker. Is there a way you can perhaps help another bear from being put down? Perhaps, by donating to efforts to see bear-proof boxes installed at camgrounds throughout the park.