Now that eliminating sexual harassment is a top priority for the National Park Service, Director Jonathan Jarvis is laying out the steps he is taking to create a “zero tolerance” culture. “First, some have asked what it means for the National Park Service to have a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment,” Jarvis wrote in an email last week to […]
A mountain guide at Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park died on Saturday after falling about 2,400 feet into a canyon. Gary Falk, 42, was leading a group of clients to the summit of the Grand Teton when he fell into the Valhalla Canyon, according to a statement released by the National Parks Service. Show More Summary
A park ranger at Grand Canyon National Park. (Hemis.fr / SuperStock) Each year, Grand Canyon National Park sees close to 5 million visitors. From wildfires to helicopter rescues to lost tourists, a park ranger dishes on what really goes...Show More Summary
Researchers have assessed the value of places like Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, and while their answer isn’t “priceless,” it’s pretty close.
A Florida woman plunged hundreds of feet to her death at Grand Canyon National Park, hours after posting a photo that appears to show her sitting on a cliff ledge overlooking the canyon. Colleen Burns, 35, of Orlando, had been “hiking...Show More Summary
A Florida woman accidentally stepped off an edge at Grand Canyon National Park and plummeted hundreds of feet to her death. Officials say 35-year-old Colleen Burns of Orlando fell at Ooh Aah Point on Friday, about a mile down the popular South Kaibab Trail. Park rangers found her body about 400...
Colleen Burns, the 35-year-old Orlando, Florida tourist who fell to her death at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona on Friday July 8th, was mourned by her musical hero Kaskade. The DJ-producer posted an Instagram photo of him and Burns with a lengthy caption about what her early support meant to him. "Colleen showed up...
A Florida woman died after falling off a cliff at the Grand Canyon National Park on Friday. The Associated Press reports that Colleen Burns, 35, was found by park rangers about 400-feet from where she accidentally stepped off a cliff at Ooh Aah Point. Show More Summary
A Florida woman named Colleen Burns tragically plummeted to her death on Friday while hiking the Grand Canyon, not long after sharing a photo of herself at the iconic national park. She was 35 years old. The story has gone viral because...Show More Summary
Would you swipe right on the Grand Canyon? I don't know, I hear he’s kind of a dick.
We’re celebrating the 100th anniversary of America’s National Park Service in 2016 because, a century ago, a group of visionaries had the courage and the foresight to protect some of our nation’s natural wonders. Their foresight, however, could not predict the population and industrial growth of the intervening years. Show More Summary
Here’s one way to avoid traffic at Grand Canyon National Park: Take the train instead. The Grand Canyon Railway sweetens the cost of a two-night stay this summer by adding free train tickets and meals for kids this summer. The deal: The Grand Canyon Railway takes visitors on a 2-hour, 15-minute...
I recently was lucky enough to travel to several national parks and national monuments in the Southwest, including Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and all five parks in Utah. We were awash in nature, beauty, and Native American culture. Everyone loves the national parks. Show More Summary
Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe, "Two Boys with Striped Shirts, Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon," 2010 (Mark Klett and Byron Wolfe) It's the unofficial beginning of summer in the centennial year of the National Park Service. In honor of the anniversary, the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y.,...
The National Park Service oversees dozens of desert parks throughout the American Southwest. Here are some you won’t want to miss: Arizona Grand Canyon National Park: Still the best view on Earth. The Grand Canyon offers rafting, long and short hikes and grueling adventures. Saguaro National...
Imagine Yellowstone sponsored by General Electric. The Grand Canyon, brought to you by Budweiser. Verizon signs throughout Yellowstone. The thought of advertising in our national parks is nauseating. But it could happen. Earlier this...Show More Summary
The Grand Canyon, brought to you by Budweiser. Verizon signs throughout Yellowstone. The thought of advertising in our national parks is nauseating. But it could happen. Earlier this month, the National Park Service released a proposed plan to begin aggressively seeking private sponsorship for park projects to make up for dwindling public funding. Show More Summary
The first time I approached the Grand Canyon I walked to the rim expecting to look down, and instead looked over and out at a vast landscape of undulating canyons in primal colors, rising up into fantastic shapes and plunging down to the Colorado River. Show More Summary
It's a long way down. I recently saw the Grand Canyon for the first time and it is by far the deepest hole that I have ever seen. It’s also a National Park that attracts about 5 million people annually. The words national park have a soothing effect on people. Show More Summary
Last April my family checked a big destination off our bucket list: the Grand Canyon. Looking out over its colorful, steep slopes we were hushed into silence. I was the first to speak: "No Starbucks as far as the eye can see." An elbow poked my ribs. Show More Summary