Grand Canyon National Park trail crew have been able to repair a section of the Colorado River Trail damaged by a rockslide. The trail between Pipe Creek and Silver Bridge is now open to foot traffic, though it remains closed to stock use. Hikers can access Phantom Ranch via the Bright Angel Trail and the South Kaibab Trail.
The latest news from around the National Park System.
Winter's weather has caused some damage at the Log Slide Overlook at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, forcing park staff to close the lookout for the immediate future until repairs can be done.
The crush is on at Mount Rainier National Park, where nearly 6,000 backcountry permit applications have been filed for the coming season, with nearly half of the applicants seeking to hike the entire 93-mile-long Wonderland Trail.
A $25,000 grant has been contributed by the National Park Foundation to a fire relief fund set up to help those affected by the deadly Chimney Tops Fire that swept Great Smoky Mountains National Park last November.
While roadkills have impacted the number of mountain lions in and around Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in California, those are offset at times by the arrival of kittens. This week the park staff has announced a new litter of at least one kitten, though there's concern the parents are related.
John Colter is one of the icons of the American West, at the leading edge of the mountain man era of exploration of the United States west of the Mississippi River. Some might even view him as the leader of the era, tackling the unknown West much as Daniel Boone had in the East decades earlier. Indeed, the two frontiersmen likely swapped stories of their adventures, as they lived closed to one another in their retiring years.
The first phase of a multi-year research project to reduce the prevalence rate of Chronic Wasting Disease found in the elk population at Wind Cave National Park was recently completed with seven tons of meat sent to a food bank.
One reason the National Park Service has such a hard time reducing its maintenance backlog is the fact that very little stands still in a national park environment. At Yosemite National Park in California, for instance, slippage that damaged a section of the Big Oak Flat Road has kept crews working, and maintenance costs escalating, since late February.
You've long been able to follow the path of great white sharks through the seas, and now you can add black bears wandering about Yosemite National Park to your tracking pastime.
Plowing operations are under way at Glacier National Park, where crews are working to clear the Going-to-the-Sun Road of the winter's snowfall. Once that work is done, construction on parts of the iconic parkway could create some delays for travelers this summer.
Still imagery is wonderful for capturing a moment in time and freezing it in pixels suitable for framing, but what do you do when you crave the sounds and movements as well as sights of a favored national park? Video is a great platform to do just that and photographer Rebecca Latson demonstrates different options for capturing a national park's sights, sounds and movements.
18th Century "Sampler" Returned To Chatham At Fredericksburg And Spotsylvania National Military Park
A "sampler" begun by young Martha “Patsy” Fitzhugh before her death in 1793 has returned, Chatham, the place of its creation. It’s likely the sampler has not been at Chatham since the Fitzhugh family moved away from the house in 1798. The sampler will be on display at Chatham at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park for the next three months.
Three new hiking trails at Cabrillo National Monument, including one that links the tidepools to the visitor center, are part of a Trails Management Plan under review at the San Diego park.
President Trump on Monday donated his salary for the first three months of the year to the National Park Service, a move quickly ridiculed as a publicity stunt by some groups.
Three desert tortoises, a threatened species, have been killed at Joshua Tree National Park in California. Two of the slow-moving tortoises were run over by motorists in a park campground, according to park staff.
After a centennial year that brought more than 2.3 million visitors to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, park officials are anticipating what all early indications suggest will be another very busy year and summer season. Preparations to accommodate the area’s growing popularity are currently underway as seasonal facilities reopen, services resume, and hours are extended.
With the 2017 hurricane season on the horizon, the National Park Service is accepting applications for mariners who want to be able to shelter their vessels in Hurricane Hole at the Virgin Islands Coral Reef National Monument.
Much like a homeowner who puts off "until next year" repairs to that leaky roof or well-aged furnace, Congress for years largely has turned a blind eye to growing maintenance issues around the National Park System. While two U.S. senators have introduced legislation to tackle that backlog, estimated at $12 billion, their bill alone won't get the job done.
A rockslide in Grand Canyon National Park has forced the closure of the Colorado River Trail between Pipe Creek and the Silver Bridge for trail repair starting Monday. The trail will be closed to foot traffic and stock use.