Glacier National Park

Alas, the Luxury Train Tour of Western National Parks Won't Even Leave the Station

If you had your heart set on spending upwards of $1,500 a day on a luxury train tour of national parks next year, you'll have to settle for either Amtrak or your own rig. It turns out that this project isn't leaving the station.

Accessible Trail Being Built in Many Glacier Area of Glacier National Park

An accessible trail, the first in the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park, is being built along the shoreline of Swiftcurrent Lake.

Full Senate To Consider Various Park Bills,

A small handful of bills that would impact the National Park System have been sent to the full Senate for consideration. Among them is legislation that would shift Valles Caldera National Preserve out from under a trust and into the park system.

Sale of Limited Edition Posters To Benefit Glacier National Park

A Montana company has produced two commemorative posters to mark Glacier National Park's centennial, and has agreed to give 100 percent of the net proceeds to non-profits that work in the park's best interests.

A Tale Of Two Lakes in Two Canadian National Parks

There is in the Canadian Rockies a bounty of water. Water streaming in rivulets dripping from glaciers, water impounded by glacial moraines and tinted aquamarine by glacial flour, and water running swift in rivers both thin and deep.

Lodging in the Parks: Beware the St. Mary Lodge & Resort

Less than a mile from the St. Mary entrance to Glacier National Park, the St. Mary Lodge & Resort is well situated for a stay on the park's eastern border. With Divide Peak rising high overhead, and Divide Creek babbling along the property, the resort normally is a good basecamp. But a recent stay pointed to some serious problems.

Interior Sec Salazar Glad to See Everglades National Park Returned to "In Danger" List

While the Bush administration worked to see the United Nations remove Everglades National Park from its list of World Heritage Sites "in danger," the Obama administration applauded the UN's decision to again give the park that tag.

Investigation Under Way Into Death of Man At Glacier National Park

Officials from Glacier National Park, the FBI, the U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the state of Montana on Friday were looking into the death of a Montana man found with multiple wounds inside the park's Two Medicine Valley.

Glacier National Park Officials Urge Visitors to Be "Bear Aware"

Glacier National Park officials are urging motorists and hikers to be extra-cautious around bears. Two bear cubs have been killed in park traffic so far this year, and trail users continue to encounter bears in potentially dangerous circumstances.

Trails I've Hiked: Hidden Lake Overlook in Glacier National Park

Just getting out of your rig in the parking lot atop Logan Pass in Glacier National Park offers spectacular views, but with a little effort and perhaps two hours of time you'll be searching for a word to amplify "spectacular."

John Wessels Appointed Director of National Park Service's Intermountain Region

John Wessels, who has served as the National Park Service’s Intermountain Region associate director for administration, business and technology since 2004, has been named director of the region, the largest in the agency.

Glacier National Park Officials Want To Stablize Heavens Peak Lookout

If you knew where to look, you could spot the old fire lookout tower atop Heavens Peak in Glacier National Park, but it's there, albeit in a somewhat unstable condition. That's why park officials want to develop a stabilization plan to shore-up the historic tower built by conscientious objectors during World War II.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Whitebark Pine Trees Might Need ESA Protection

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced Tuesday that the agency will take a closer look at whether whitebark pine trees, a key food source for some grizzly bear populations as well as birds and squirrels, need protection under the Endangered Species Act.

Independent Review Calls on National Park Service To Bolster Its Natural Resource Stewardship and Science

National Park Service managers must do a better job "to advance natural resource stewardship and science" throughout the agency, according to an independent review of the Park Service's Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate.

Trolley Tours Come To Crater Lake National Park

Glacier National Park has its Red Jammers, Yellowstone National Park has its National Park Buses, and now Crater Lake National Park has its trolleys.

Top 10 Things To Know About Going-to-the-Sun Road Construction in Glacier National Park

While the Going-to-the-Sun Road that crosses the interior of Glacier National Park is open from end-to-end, ongoing construction work can make travel tricky at times. With that in mind, here, courtesy of the park staff, are the "top 10 things you need to know" about traveling the Sun Road this summer.
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Upscale Cabins Latest Trend in Commercial Campgrounds Bordering National Parks

There’s a new structure showing up this summer in campgrounds bordering national parks, one that offers a higher level of comfort than the family camper or pop-up tent. More and more campgrounds are adding cabins to their available accommodations, for while more people are heading to the parks, not all want to sleep on the ground in a tent.

Reader Participation Day: Should Rangers Cite, or Merely Warn, Visitors For Their Wrongs?

What should National Park Service rangers do when they come across a visitor who has gone astray of park regulations? For instance, should they have cited those women in Glacier National Park who squeezed off a round from a .357 to scare a deer, or was the warning enough?

How many of us have the courage of Elouise Cobell?

Thanks to a tenacious Native American banker who grew up on the flanks of Glacier National Park, the federal government is moving to correct mismanagement of oil and gas royalties due Native Americans across the country.

Melting Ice Patch Near Yellowstone National Park Reveals Ancient Hunting Weapon

National parks, long treasured as providing glimpses into our past, are proving to be better time capsules than we might have imagined just a decade ago. Proof lies in a 10,000-year-old hunting weapon found below a melting ice patch near Yellowstone National Park.

Glacier National Park Visitor Pulls .357 On "Weird" White-Tailed Deer

Confronted by what they termed a "weird-acting" white-tailed deer, two women hiking along the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park fired off a round from a .357 handgun to scare off the animal.

Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park Should Be Fully Open Today

Barring any unforeseen snowstorms, avalanches, or any other unexpected events, you should be able to drive end-to-end on the Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park this afternoon.

Would Year-Round Access To Old Faithful Compromise Yellowstone National Park's "Frontier"?

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, copyright Kurt Repanshek
In Dances With Wolves, Lt. John Dunbar requests a posting on "the frontier" because he "wants to see the frontier before it's gone." It's not too difficult to put Yellowstone National Park, between the months of December and April, as being on the last frontier of the Lower 48.While it would be relatively easy to maintain wheeled-access to Old Faithful year-round, with apparently few environmental consequences, should we shrink what little "frontier" we have left in the National Park System?
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Body of Missouri Woman Recovered from Virginia Creek in Glacier National Park

The body of a 62-year-old Missouri woman who fell into a cold, snowmelt-swollen creek in Glacier National Park on Friday has been recovered, according to park officials.

Glacier National Park Rangers Search For Woman Who Fell Into Creek

A search was under way Friday evening for a woman seen falling into Virginia Creek in Glacier National Park.

ReserveAmerica Can't Find a National Park Campground It Likes

ReserveAmerica, the company that manages camping reservations for the National Park System and other federal agencies, can't seem to find a national park campground it likes. In listing its "Top 100 Family Campgrounds," the company doesn't cite a single national park campground.

Fishing, Boating, and Camping Rules Changing at Glacier National Park

Concerns over the introduction of non-native pests into the waters of Glacier National Park have led to changes in boating and fishing rules at the park.

Unexpected Deaths of Two Mountain Goats Halt Study at Glacier National Park

Mountain Goat, Glacier National Park, Kurt Repanshek copyright
Glacier National Park officials have halted a wildlife research project after two mountain goats died this week during efforts to tranquilize them.
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