Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park's Winter-Use Plan Gains Approval

Yellowstone National Park's winter-use management plan, which has been criticized for being too weak in defending the park's resources from impacts, was approved today by the National Park Service's Intermountain regional director.

Traveler's Gear Box: The Atlas 8 From Precision Travel Werx

In these days of high gasoline prices and smaller vehicles, sometimes getting all your gear to the trailhead can be a chore and require creativity. Fortunately, for those of us who struggle with cramming all our gear and luggage into our rigs, there's the Atlas 8 from Precision Travel Werx.

Grand Loop Road In Yellowstone National Park Completely Open

Though the Alum Fire continues to burn out of control in Yellowstone National Park, officials are confident visitors can travel past it on the Grand Loop Road and have reopened a stretch that was closed due to the fire.

A View From The Overlook: The Yellowstone Ranger Museum, Take Two

In the last issue of the View From the Overlook, P.J. Ryan, retired park ranger, described his experiences as a volunteer docent at the Yellowstone Ranger Museum. He continues his observations in this issue of The View

UPDATED: Wildfire Forces Temporary Closure Of 7.5-Mile Stretch Of Grand Loop Road In Yellowstone National Park

A 7.5-mile stretch of the Grand Loop Road in Yellowstone National Park was closed indefinitely Tuesday due to growth of the Alum Fire burning near Mud Volcano, park officials said.

Wildfires Growing At Yellowstone National Park, Threatening Sections Of Grand Loop Road

Hot, dry conditions are feeding wildfires in Yellowstone National Park, some of which have grown by thousands of acres in just two days and were threatening a section of the Grand Loop Road on Monday.

Yellowstone National Park Vehicles Will Continue To Roll On Michelin Tires

Michelin North America, Inc., which has donated more than 1,400 tires to Yellowstone National Park over the past five years, has agreed to continue the practice through an arrangement with the Yellowstone Park Foundation.

Five Days Off The Grid In Yellowstone National Park

Shoshone Lake, copyright Kurt Repanshek
Five days paddling around Shoshone Lake in the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park. Warm, mostly sunny, days and cool nights with occasional passing showers. No bugs of any significance. It was, as you might assume, sublime. Best of all, it was time spent with my two sons and an old friend, untethered from the grid.

Yellowstone National Park Hikers Injured During Grizzly Encounter

Two Yellowstone National Park hikers sustained relatively minor injuries when they encountered a sow grizzly and her cub on a trail southwest of Canyon Village.
A Field Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks How many times have you found yourself in a national park gazing at an animal track, a tree, or perhaps just an insect, and wondered what exactly you were looking at? Well, if your plans are taking you to Yellowstone or Grand Teton national parks, you might want to pick up a copy of A Field Guide To Yellowstone And Grand Teton National Parks.

Fall In The National Parks: A Kaleidoscope Of National Park Leaf-Peeping Drives

There is a magical quality to fall visits to Shenandoah National Park as mile after mile of trees blazing with vivid reds, oranges, and yellows come into view along Skyline Drive. In Rocky Mountain National Park, the aspen groves you see along the lower reaches of Trail Ridge Road turn so vividly gold in the fall that they take your breath away.

A View From The Overlook: A Few Days In Yellowstone

You owe it to yourself to spend a few days working with Harry Yount in Yellowstone National Park.

PEER: National Park Service At Fault As Visitors Leave A Lot Of Roadkill In Their Wake

A review of wildlife lost to vehicle collisions in three iconic national parks shows the National Park Service is struggling, and sometimes failing, to reverse the trend, according to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility.

First Phase Of Lake Yellowstone Hotel Restoration Completed In Yellowstone National Park

One of the most elegant hotels in the National Park System, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel, has received a $10 million+ facelift, one that has addressed structural needs, room renovations, and added some suites.

Birding In The National Parks: What Bird 'Sparked' Your Interest In Birding?

This week marks a bittersweet fifth anniversary of the last time I visited Yellowstone National Park. I’d love to have gone back by now, but life has conspired to keep me out of the northern Rockies.

Traveler's Gear Box: Hitting The Trail With Lowepro's Rover Pro 45L

Lowepro camera backpacks are my gateway to freedom and getting off of the busy roads of Yellowstone, into the backcountry.

Yellowstone National Park Gets OK For Cell Tower At Fishing Bridge/Lake Village Area

Cellphone users will applaud, while those who hope to avoid others' conversations might cringe, but Yellowstone National Park officials have received approval to let Verizon Wireless erect a cell tower to serve the Fishing Bridge and Lake Village areas of the park.

How Big A Difference Is There Between Professional And "Recreational" Bike Events In National Parks When It Comes To Impacts?

When it comes to cycling events in national parks, how heavily should the National Park Service weigh whether an event is a professional race when deciding if it's a worthwhile event, and what other factors should it take into consideration?

Photography In The National Parks: Yellowstone's Famous Bison Jams

It is July in Yellowstone. At the height of tourist season it is hot and dry and traffic is moving slow throughout the park, as visitors take their time meandering the roads, hoping to see a bear or a wolf along the way and hitting the brakes if they do spot some wildlife.

Exploring National Parks Through The Lens Of Steven Bumgardner

Intricate details of Yosemite National Park -- the seasonal run of frazil ice, moonbows, and "neon red asparagus" -- all have fallen before the lens of Steven Bumgardner. How did he get his start capturing the essence of Yosemite, and what's next on his schedule? Traveler did a quick Q&A with Steven to learn the answers to those and other questions.

Strong Thunderstorms, Lightning Causing Injuries In National Parks In The Rockies

Thunderstorms raking the Rocky Mountains have led to numerous injuries, and possibly one fatality, in national parks in the region. A mud-and-rock slide Thursday afternoon at Rocky Mountain National Park also possibly trapped hikers in the backcountry.

Hiker, Angler Die In Separate Incidents In Yellowstone National Park

A hiker on Electric Peak and an angler fishing the Yellowstone River died in Yellowstone National Park this week
Yellowstone Has Teeth Marjane Ambler's new book, Yellowstone Has Teeth, may be the tale of life behind the derring-do that hits home for readers not familiar with what the people in parks do, or why.

Traveler's Gear List: Paddling In The Parks

Paddling trips in the national parks take more than a little planning. To help ensure you cover all the bases and leave nothing necessary at home, here's Traveler's gear list for overnight paddling trips.

Is National Park Service Abrogating Its Responsibility With The Tour Of Utah Bike Race?

Federal lands make up the majority of Utah's landscape, so it shouldn't be surprising that state roads crisscross those lands. But when a state road crosses a national park, and that road is going to be traversed by a bike race, should National Park Service approval be required?

Congressman Claims National Park Service "Discouraging" Visitation To Yosemite National Park

A congressman, after hearing from select witnesses about the impacts of a draft management plan for the Merced River through the Yosemite Valley, charged that the National Park Service is "discouraging" visitation to the iconic valley.

National Park Foundation Grants Designed To Help Parks Improve Visitor Transportation

While some national parks struggle with moving tourists around during the peak season due to traffic jams and road systems designed for fewer vehicles, the National Park Foundation is working to provide the National Park Service with the expertise to help improve the situation.

Help Yellowstone Park Foundation, North Cascades Institute, Land Thousands Of Dollars For Youth Programs

Whether you prefer Yellowstone National Park, or North Cascades National Park, now is your chance to help fund teen programs in one of those two parks.

Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Parks Asked To Open More Waters To Canoeists, Kayakers

Lewis River Channel, Yellowstone, Marcelle Shoop copyright
More rivers and streams in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks should be open to paddlers, according to the American Whitewater advocacy group, which charges the National Park Service is wrongly banning the activity.

Yellowstone National Park Rangers Put Down Black Bear After It Obtained Human Food

A black bear that raided some campers' food and rummaged through a campground in Yellowstone National Park was put down by rangers.
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