National Park News

Memorial Day: A Time to Remember our Heros

Memorial Day weekend has traditionally been the unofficial welcome to the summer season, but let’s not forget its significance.  Don’t forget to take some time to honor and celebrate all those who have sacrificed their lives during active duty in our military services. Memorial Day weekend is a great time to visit our National Parks, and there were several that ... Read More »

Yosemite is Celebrating President’s Day

President’s Day is right around the corner, and Yosemite National Park is celebrating by waiving the entrance fee during the whole President’s Day weekend – that means that you can visit the park between Saturday, February 15 and Monday, February 17 and get in free.  Find out more on their website: http://www.nps.gov/yose/parknews/presidentsday2014.htm Seeing that announcement reminded me that I had ... Read More »

What are the 11 National Scenic Trails in the U.S.?

The National Trails System Act was passed by Congress in 1968. They declared nationwide systems of trails – some scenic, some historic, and others recreational. The first 3 trails to be granted this designation have become known as the Triple Crown of Hiking: Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. The National Scenic Trails are all at ... Read More »

How Has The National Parks Closure Impacted You?

Today has been a very interesting day.  Of course, here in Estes Park, Colorado, we are still recovering from the devastation caused by the flooding last month. Everyone has been doing a wonderful job getting things cleaned up and services restored, etc. Then along comes the government shutdown. Estes Park is known as the “Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park,” ... Read More »