Zion National Park
For the second time this year, a thrill-seeker has died at Zion National Park as the result of a BASE-jumping attempt that went awry.
There are only so many vehicles you can squeeze into Zion National Park, and fewer parking spots. And with spring weather in the offing, park rangers just might start ticketing folks who park in the wrong spot.
With the travel season not too far off, you should be planning your national park adventures. If you're looking for a great scenic drive, we offer the following for your consideration.
Climbing routes on cliffs used by nesting Peregrine Falcons in Zion National Park will be temporarily closed beginning March 1 to protect the nesting success of this bird, which is in recovery from “endangered species” status.
Zion National Park has completed a plan to guide management actions and visitor use on the Virgin River and its tributaries.
Desert Bighorn sheep just might be the wildlife attraction at Zion National Park in southwestern Utah. And while the herd has grown quite a bit in recent years, park officials want to get a better grip on managing the animals.
A 28-year-old Utah woman fell an estimated 2,000 feet to her death when her parachute failed to open properly after she jumped off Mount Kinesava at Zion National Park.
Nearly 3 million visitors explored Zion National Park last year...but they saw only a fraction of it.
With fall firmly in place, and the peak of summer visitation out of the way, the shuttle system at Zion National Park is winding down operations for the year.
There is only one word to describe Zion National Park in the fall and that is, magical. Or, would it be majestic?
Around The Shutdown: Great Smoky To Open Briefly, Citations At Olympic National Park, State-Run National Parks
Great Smoky Mountains National Park to open Wednesday, citations issued at Olympic National Park, and a call for states to share in national park management are among the issues floating around the National Park System during the ongoing government shutdown.
Five national parks in Utah, plus one national recreation area and two national monuments, will reopen, temporarily, under a deal the state reached with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Thursday she would consider reaching a working agreement with states to open national parks within their borders if they have the financial resources to pay for the National Park Service staff in the parks.
Around The Shutdown: Utah Offers To Run National Parks, House Committee Wants NPS Answers, Petition To Stop Oil Production From The Parks
Another state suffering from the loss of fall tourism has raised its voice, House members are seeking answers from the National Park Service, and a Democratic congressman is petitioning to halt the oil flowing out of park units. Those are just some of the topics involving shuttered national parks.
As the government shutdown drags into its second week, there are increasing risks of vandalism in the National Park System and possibly even poaching, according to past National Park Service personnel.
As the partial shutdown of the federal government moved past its third day, the National Park System remained closed, but news surrounding the parks didn't end. A glance around the system shows hard times for lodging concessions, a particularly outspoken congressman, and ongoing energy production in some parks.
How important are national parks, forests, and other federal lands in the economies of Western states? Data recently released in Utah offers a glimpse.
A day after it was closed by a rain storm, the Zion-Mount Carmel Highway at Zion National Park reopened Thursday, although motorists were cautioned to expect a section of rough road.