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  • Petrified Forest National Park And Talampaya National Park

    NPS|Jan 1, 2024

    PETRIFIED FOREST, Ariz. - Petrified Forest National Park and Talampaya National Park, a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site in Argentina, recently became sister parks. The parks have similar geological, paleontological, biological, and archaeological resources. "These arrangements will continue to strengthen the preservation, protection, and scientific research of the parks as well as bringing public attention to the importance of these... Full story

  • Veterans Get Free Lifetime Access To National Parks

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    New law gives veterans and Gold Star Families free lifetime access to America's national parks. A new law is giving current military and their dependents, veterans and Gold Star Families free lifetime access to national parks and federal recreational lands. The Alexander Lofgren Veterans in Parks (VIP) Act was rolled into the National Defense Authorization Act, which was signed into law December 28, 2021 . "When you take your oath, if you go into the service, to protect and defend the... Full story

  • 'Gumby's' Skull

    NPS|Feb 1, 2022

    After years of study and preparation the skull of Gumby the Phytosaur will be on display in the Rainbow Forest Museum at Petrified Forest National Park. Gumby is a specimen of phytosaur called Smilosuchus adamanensis (the name means 'chisel crocodile' of Adamana). Phytosaurs are a group of extinct crocodile-like reptiles that lived in Arizona during the Late Triassic. Fossils of at least 9 different types of Phytosaurs have been found within the park and they were likely a dominant predator... Full story

  • Dangling Rope Marina Closed Through 2021

    NPS|Nov 1, 2021

    The National Park Service is assessing repair needs. Due to significant wind damage and low water conditions, Dangling Rope Marina will not re- open in 2021. A team of electrical, structural, and marine engineer visited the site during the summer to assess the damaged infrastructure. The National Park Service (NPS) is developing a plan for marina repairs and additional actions needed to address projected low water conditions. Be advised that during the closure of Dangling Rope Marina, visitors... Full story

  • Fuel Available

    NPS|Nov 1, 2021

    FUEL AVAILABLE AGAIN -- Travelers on Highway 95 in rural Utah are advised that fuel services at Hite, Utah have resumed. The 24-hour, pay-at-the-pump service is now available for regular unleaded and diesel fuel. Premium unleaded fuel remains temporarily unavailable. More information is available on each park's website: Glen Canyon National Recreation Area or Rainbow Bridge National Monument. (This NPS photo is one from the collection of photos of the Scenic Hite District in Glen Canyon... Full story

  • Extinct Reptile Fossils

    NPS|Oct 1, 2021

    Extinct Reptile Fossils Find Their Way Back To Arizona's Petrified Forest National Park In a lab at the University of Washington's Burke Museum in Seattle, Wash., a large block of fossils, on loan from the Petrified Forest National Park (PEFO), was carefully cleaned. Their work revealed a complete skeleton, and bones from several other individuals, of the extinct reptile Revueltosaurus callenderi. A Crocodilian Relative Revueltosaurus callenderi is a crocodilian relative known only from the... Full story

  • Petrified Forest National Park

    NPS|Jul 1, 2021

    Holbrook, Ariz. – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 384,000 visitors to Petrified Forest National Park in 2020 spent $25.3 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 328 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of $68.6 million. "Petrified Forest National Park values its gateway community of Holbrook, Ariz. and the visitor friendly businesses that play such an important role in the overall experience of visiting the park" s... Full story

  • Grand Canyon North Rim Open

    NPS|Jun 1, 2021

    The gate at the entrance to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park opened on May 15 to mark the official opening of the North Rim for the 2021 season. Grand Canyon Lodge and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will also commence their 2021 seasonal operations on this date. Services provided by the National Park Service, including the campground and the Grand Canyon Conservancy bookstore, are now available. The Backcountry Information Office is also open. Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim operations, includ... Full story

  • Petrified Forest National Park

    NPS|Apr 1, 2021

    And , so are the park's retail operations. Partnerships with concessions operations and not-for-profit cooperating associations have long been an essential way for national parks to enhance their ability to better serve visitors. Petrified Forest National Park treasures its partners, Ortega National Parks and Petrified Forest Museum Association. Their shops offer educational materials, keepsakes and gifts for all ages that help maintain a connection to the unique resources found in the park.... Full story

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

    NPS|May 1, 2020

    Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is Beginning to Increase Recreational Access to Lake Powell Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, UT/AZ– Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor t... Full story

  • Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Increasing Lake Powell Access

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    Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, UT/AZ– Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area is increasing recreational access and services. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. B... Full story

  • Lees Ferry

    NPS|Dec 1, 2019

    Christmas Bird Count For Kids December 14 The second annual Glen Canyon Christmas Bird Count for Kids will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Lees Ferry Boat Launch Ramp (8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time). Lees Ferry is located 42 miles from Page, Arizona via Highway 89 south and Highway 89A west. This event is made possible by the Glen Canyon Conservancy. For over a century, thousands of volunteers take part in the National Audubon Society's Annual Christmas Bird Count, the... Full story

  • Desert View Watchtower

    NPS|May 1, 2019

    Desert View To Become An Inter-Tribal Cultural Heritage Site A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed by Kate Hammond, acting regional director for the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service (NPS), for a site plan to transform Desert View in Grand Canyon National Park into an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site and share a unifying message from the park's traditionally associated tribes: "We are still here". The NPS is committed to honoring the cultural, historic, and... Full story

  • Homestead National Monument of America

    NPS|Apr 1, 2019

    Enjoy an early morning birding hike with Natural Resource Specialist Jesse Bolli at Homestead National Monument of America on Friday, May 3and/or Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7 a.m. This program will begin at the Homestead Education Center with a light breakfast of bagels followed by a short walk to investigate the birds of Homestead’s prairie and woodland. Limited numbers of binoculars will be available; you are encouraged to bring your own. One all-terrain wheel chair is available to check-out, a... Full story

  • Mesa Boy Scouts Clean Up National Park

    NPS|Jul 1, 2016

    More than 50 Boy Scouts and Scout Leaders converged on Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, June 2, 2016, to tackle one of the parks biggest preservation challenges – graffiti. Troop 154, Miramar Ward, Citrus Heights Stake, based in Mesa, Ariz., volunteered to remove graffiti carved into the red rocks of Glen Canyon as part of a week-long scouting adventure. Scouts were able to explore some of the most scenic country in Northern Arizona, while learning about the natural history of the area, a... Full story

  • Graffiti

    NPS|Jul 1, 2016

    The National Park Service Investigative Services Branch and US Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park are seeking information about two individuals who may have vandalized rocks near the Yavapai Geology Museum. In late May, a visitor at the South Rim of Grand Canyon observed a couple spray painting graffiti on rocks, the visitor was able to capture images of the individuals and the vandalism. The individuals painted "Evans 16" on a rock feature and left the area before Park Rangers could... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim To Open May 15 For 2016 Season

    GCNPS|May 1, 2016

    The gate at the entrance to North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will open on Sunday, May 15 at 7:30 am; and Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim, a Forever Resorts property, and Grand Canyon Trail Rides will commence their 2016 seasonal operations. Although the gate to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will not open until May 15, Arizona Department of Transportation will open Highway 67 at Jacob Lake at 1 pm on Friday, May 13. All NPS Services Available All services provided by the...

  • Shoshone Prescribed Fire Treatment Planned on South Rim of Grand Canyon

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    Grand Canyon, Ariz. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers anticipate initiating prescribed fire treatment for the Shoshone Rx during the week of April 27 as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow. The Shoshone Point Rx is within the developed area on the South Rim, is 1,035 acres in size and comprised primarily of pinon juniper and ponderosa pine. Objectives specific to the Shoshone Rx include improving the defensible space in the Wildland/Urban Interface (WUI) within the South Rim developed area. Prescribed fires play an important r...

  • Shoshone Prescribed Fire Treatment Postponed on South Rim of Grand Canyon

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    Grand Canyon, Ariz. – National Park Service (NPS) fire managers have postponed ignition of the Shoshone Prescribed Fire Unit due to precipitation over the project area. Plans for each burn unit contain a set of parameters which define the desired weather and fuel conditions under which a prescribed fire can be initiated. As the recent rainfall has moved the unit out of prescription for implementation, the project has been postponed until it is back in prescription. The Shoshone Rx is within the developed area on the South Rim, is 1,035 acres i... Full story

  • Business Opportunity Announced for Two Hospitality Contracts on South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

    NPS, National Park Service|Jul 15, 2013

    Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga has announced the availability of two prospectuses for business opportunities in the park, to provide lodging, food services, grocery stores, retail, transportation, mule rides, an RV campground, a service station and other services on the South Rim. The two prospectuses released today outline these business opportunities, describe the existing businesses, and provide details on how to submit responsive proposals for e... Full story

  • Pipeline Repair Complete at Grand Canyon National Park

    NPS, Grand Canyon National Park|Jun 15, 2013

    Grand Canyon, AZ – Grand Canyon National Park staff have completed repairs to the Trans-Canyon Water Pipeline. Crews are monitoring the re-pressurization of the pipeline, which should be completed by noon on Sunday, June 30. Xanterra South Rim LLC will resume operations Sunday; guests at Phantom Ranch are being advised that water restrictions may resume if another break occurs during re-pressurization. Visitors hiking to Phantom Ranch should be self-sufficient and be prepared to treat all d... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park To Implement Fire Restrictions

    NPS, Grand Canyon National Park|Jun 15, 2013

    Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Due to extreme fire danger throughout Grand Canyon National Park, park officials will be implementing fire restrictions for all areas within the park except the Colorado River corridor. Beginning at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, all wood burning and charcoal fires, including campfires, warming fires and charcoal barbeques, will be prohibited throughout the park, including all campgrounds and residential areas. The restrictions are being implemented in response to current a... Full story

  • Hiker Fatality On South Kaibab Trail In Grand Canyon National Park

    NPS, National Park Service|Jun 15, 2013

    Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Sunday June 30 at approximately 3:30 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call from the emergency phone at Phantom Ranch Boat Beach with a report of an unconscious female hiker approximately three quarters of a mile above Phantom Ranch on the South Kaibab Trail within Grand Canyon National Park. Park rangers responding from the Phantom Ranch ranger station initiated CPR upon arriving on scene, but efforts to resuscitate the victim were u... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park dedicates the newly renovated Bright Angel Trailhead

    NPS, Grand Canyon National Park|May 15, 2013

    Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Saturday, May 18th, 2013, over 500 people gathered to celebrate the trailhead renovation of one of Grand Canyon National Park’s oldest and most visited trails. The dedication ceremony, celebrated jointly by Grand Canyon National Park and the Grand Canyon Association was opened with a traditional welcome by tribal representative, Diana Sue Uquala from the Havasu nation. Superintendent Dave Uberuaga spoke of the significance of the renovations to the historic trail that in... Full story

  • Grand Canyon National Park, Soon to be 94 Years Strong

    NPS, National Park Service|Feb 15, 2013

    Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Tuesday, February 26, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the anniversary of its designation as a national park 94 years to the day after An Act to Establish the Grand Canyon National Park in the State of Arizona was signed into law. “Protection of this spectacular landscape actually started long before Grand Canyon became a national park,” said Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga. “People started trying to protect the canyon as early as the 1880s; and its... Full story