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National park tips: This California valley gets you lower than the Grand Canyon

When you make that road trip to Death Valley National Park, don’t just drive to Badwater, which is famed for being the lowest point in North America. Try to get there at sunrise or sunset, when the dramatic light all but transforms the landscape into a sci-fi set. Then hike a few hundred yards...

Disaster in the Smokies by Elizabeth Licata

A national park since 1926, the Great Smokies at times seem overshadowed by the spectacular parks of the west: Zion, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone. In fact, a list I saw of the best national parks only includes one park in the eastern US: Acadia. I visited this park a few years back, and I can […]

National park tips: Sleep here on the Grand Canyon's South Rim

El Tovar is the fanciest hotel on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. But it’s pricey, and it's got only 78 rooms. And no elevators, because it’s historic. Meanwhile, there are dozens of other rooms and cabins just as close to the South Rim. Instead of paying $217-$538 nightly (2017 rates)...

Argonne report to help dam north of Grand Canyon balance environment and hydropower needs

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Argonne National Laboratory have helped develop a plan for the operation of Glen Canyon Dam in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, upstream of Grand Canyon National Park.

Helping dam north of Grand Canyon balance environment, hydropower needs

Researchers have helped develop a plan for the operation of Glen Canyon Dam in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, upstream of Grand Canyon National Park. The plan, known as the Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental and Management...Show More Summary

San Francisco, the Grand Canyon and National Parks of the West

This wonderful tour is bookended by stays in beautiful San Francisco and desert playground Palm Springs. It takes in glitteri...

Protect America’s Heritage. Protect The Grand Canyon.

When President Obama created the César E. Chávez National Memorial in 2012, the first National Park unit to recognize the work of a contemporary Latino, he unleashed a wave of support for making our parks and public lands more relevant...Show More Summary

Glamping at the Grand Canyon and hotel hot tubs at Yosemite: The luxurious new lodges spreading through America's most rugged national parks

MailOnline Travel has rounded-up the best newcomers among the most magnificent old-timers, all nestled a stone's throw from America's best National Parks.

Grand Canyon – Thunder River/Deer Creek Loop

2 months agoFitness / Hiking : BestHike.com

Thunder River/Deer Creek Loop is one of the best hikes in North America. Epic.???? Click PLAY or watch a guided trip on YouTube. (8min) Read the Backpacker.tv trip report. This 21.5-mile clockwise loop in Grand Canyon National Park strings together … Continue reading ?

Ariz. senators oppose Grand Canyon national monument

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

1.7M acres would be carved from Kaibab National Forest around Grand Canyon National Park.        

National park tips: Don't miss that other Grand Canyon. The one in Yellowstone.

There are easier viewpoints to reach in Yellowstone. But if your heart and legs are up to it, take the Brink of the Lower Falls trail along the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The trail of switchbacks down to the falls is 3/8-mile long with a 600-foot drop — slow going on the way back up....

10 Underrated National Parks for Landscape Photographers

National parks are an incredible treasure for landscape photographers. While popular parks like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier, and the Grand Canyon tend to get the most attention in regards to photography, there are plenty of other parks with amazing scenery. The post 10 Underrated National Parks for Landscape Photographers appeared first on Loaded Landscapes.

Sexual harassment common at national parks, panel told

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee is investigating complaints of sexual harassment, bullying and other misconduct at national parks across the country, including at iconic sites such as Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon. The...Show More Summary

What can be wrong at Yosemite? Lawmakers want to know

The National Park Service could be in for a rough day Thursday, as officials from Yosemite and Grand Canyon are scheduled to testify at a congressional hearing on alleged mismanagement … Click to Continue »

Grand Canyon 2016 - The Paintings

As promised, here are the paintings from the 2016 Grand Canyon Celebration of Art. These are all for sale through the Kolb Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. For details on the event and the sales, please visit www.grandcanyon.orgStill to come is the Quick Draw piece. Show More Summary

Grand Canyon 2016 - Part 7

Canyon Trails 12x24 oil by Michael Chesley JohnsonAvailable at Kolb Studio, Grand Canyon National Park Friday, September 16, 2016My goal Thursday afternoon was to finish the 12x24 I’d started at Yaki Point the day before. I was eager -- okay, let’s be honest and say “impatient” -- to get going. Show More Summary

Proposed Grand Canyon Development Continues to Stir Controversy

A raft floating the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park. Last week, the Arizona Republic reported that a Navajo Council member has introduced legislation to approve the Grand Canyon Escalade Project, a...Show More Summary

Buckey's Cabin

William “Buckey” O’Neill constructed his cabin in 1890 in the area now known as Grand Canyon National Park. Buckey was an author, sheriff, a judge and an associate of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. He was a contributory of the Grand Canyon Railroad and died while fighting in Cuba in 1898. Show More Summary

Park worker falls to her death in Yellowstone canyon

An Ecuadorian woman has fallen to her death at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park. Twenty-one-year-old Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar was a park concession worker from Quito, Ecuador. She fell into the canyon at Grandview Point around 3:15 a.m. Friday. Park officials...

Grand Canyon Tragedy: Yellowstone National Park Worker, Estefania Alcivar, Fell To Her Death After Getting Too Close To A Cliff

Yellowstone National Park worker, Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, fell to her death at the Grand Canyon around 3:15 a.m. on Friday. Alcivar was socializing with a handful of co-workers when she stepped too close to a huge drop-off area and plunged onto the rocks far below. Show More Summary

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