Three Canadians from the group High On Life on Thursday entered guilty pleas to damaging resources in Yellowstone, Zion, Death Valley, and Mesa Verde national parks.
Zion National Park
Armed with heavy equipment, fire hoses, and water, crews at Zion National Park have been busy clearing a rockfall from the Scenic Drive just north of the park lodge.
From Fiscal Year 2006 through Fiscal Year 2015 the National Park Service spent roughly $10.5 billion on deferred maintenance projects, and yet the overall price tag for deferred maintenance continued to creep ever higher, leading the Government Accountability Office to wonder if the Park Service's strategy for tackling the projects was sound.
A rockfall likely spurred by days of wet weather has closed Zion National Park's scenic drive just north of Zion Lodge with an estimated 200 tons of mud and rock, and crews will have to wait for drier conditions before clearing away the debris, park officials said Saturday.
Zion National Park is proposing to redesign the South Entrance Monument site and adjacent parking area in order to enhance visitor safety, expand cultural resource protection measures and help mitigate factors contributing to vehicle congestion experienced at the South Entrance. The monument has become a renowned park feature, enjoyed by travelers from around the globe and is a favored backdrop for millions of visitors’ photographs at the entrance for over 80 years.
100 Classic Hikes Utah: National Parks And Monuments, National Wilderness And Recreation Areas, State Parks, Uintas, Wasatch
Utah is one of the largest outdoor playgrounds in the world, with incredible canyon country, lofty mountains, deep forests, and high desert all waiting to be explored. So it's no surprise that Julie Trevelyan took all of this immense landscape into account when she set out to write a hiking guide to the Beehive State.
An accumulation of human trash and graffiti necessitates the closing of the Angels Landing Trail in Zion National Park in Utah on Thursday so crews can clean it up.
Zion National Park Shuttle Buses To Run During Long Thanksgiving Weekend, And Other Weekends Through November
Steady visitation has led to a decision at Zion National Park in Utah to keep the park's mandatory shuttle buses running on weekends through November 20 and also on November 24, 25 and 26. Both the Springdale Shuttle and Zion Canyon Shuttle lines will be operational to help with the Thanksgiving holiday traffic. All shuttle bus operations will end for the 2016 season on the evening of Saturday, November 26, park officials said.
The evening of October 28 I spent a couple of hours in Salt Lake City attending a public meeting regarding Zion National Park’s Visitor Use Management Plan, or VUM. It was the first time I’ve been part of something like this. It was intensely interesting, a really educational experience, and a good look at the careful process that park managers must navigate as they try to manage our national parks for us.
Zion National Park Foundation is hosting 24 artists for a week of creativity and inspiration, November 7-13, as part of the eighth annual Zion National Park Plein Air Art Invitational. It is being billed as the "Centennial Edition," celebrating the influence of original art in the founding of the National Park Service one hundred years ago