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Bent’s Fort Celebrates Hispanic Heritage When Captain Philip St. George Cooke visited Bent's Old Fort in July 1845 he wrote, "...The majority of the hands at the fort are Mexicans; and Spanish the prevailing ...
2. Scottsdale Native Trails
(Events/Festivals)
Scottsdale Native Trails On January 20, 2011, Native Trails, presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and produced by the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, debuts its eighth season of free ...
"Crossing the Plains with Custer" at the Adams Museum
Lost Dutchman Second Annual Round Up Join other adventurers for a showcase of presenters, entertainers, authors, historians, and activities. Pan for gold, meet authors and historians, such as Bob Schoose, ...
Scenic Safaris, a tour company owned by Forever Resorts LLC, announced its roster of tours in Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park for the 2014 – 2015 winter season. Scenic Safaris ...
... a prescribed burn. Some trails and areas may be closed during prescribed fire operations (on short notice). Visitors who are hiking may have their plans interrupted as a result of the burn activity, but ...
The hardships of the Cherokee people were remembered when the U.S. Forest Service and The Conservation Fund on Oct. 6, 2014, completed the final phase of an effort to protect the original route of the ...
The Fort Museum, located in Fort Dodge, Iowa, is celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a new website, commemorative pin, historic building and exhibit updates and educational programs. History comes ...
Beginning Jan. 4, 2014, the National Park Service will offer twice a month winter bird walks at the Montezuma Well unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument in Arizona. Visitors can join Ranger Melinda ...
Honor the men and women who fought and died for America's freedom when Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks hosts the 88th annual Trek to the Nation's Christmas Tree ceremony on Dec. 8, 2013, from 2:30 ...
12. Capitol Reef National Park Reopens Hickman Bridge Trail
(National & State Parks/Other NPs)
Capitol Reef National Park in Utah reopened the Hickman Bridge Trail on Nov. 27, 2013, but rangers are asking hikers to use caution when hiking through the area. A significant rockfall occurred at the ...
Yosemite Conservancy is now accepting lottery registration forms for the 2013-2014 season at the newly restored Ostrander Ski Hut, the cherished rustic stone cabin used by intrepid skiers and snowshoers ...
The Final Environmental Impact statement for the restoration of Yosemite National Park's Mariposa Grove of Giant Sequoias has been released, moving the start of the project one step closer. This landmark ...
15. National Parks Re-open Across the West
(National & State Parks/Other NPs)
National parks and monuments throughout the West reopened Friday morning, Oct. 18, 2913, as federal appropriations legislation signed by President Obama got the federal government working again. Park rangers ...
Colorado's 2013-14 ski season got underway Oct. 13 as Arapahoe Basin opened its chair lift to crowds of animated skiers and snowboarders. At 8:30 a.m., with an 18-inch base and lifts running, Arapahoe ...
Two more Western states have reached agreements with the Department of the Interior to open National Park Service sites that provide important jobs and tourist revenue to their local economies. Rocky ...
... in exploring as well. There are still a couple of options inside Yosemite as well. The Redwoods in Yosemite is a collection of private vacation rentals in Wawona. They also have some hiking trails on ...
... more information regarding hiking and camping in the monument or visit www.nps.gov/chir. Chiricahua NM is located four miles east of the junction of Arizona Highways 186 and 181.  ...
... of TV, phones, computers and electronic games, families spend time together, riding, hiking, playing games or simply talking. And while dude ranches are a popular destination for families, couples, singles ...
UPDATE / Sept. 15, 2013: Progress continues to be made in fighting California's massive 255,560-acre Rim Fire, and the 77,919 acres within Yosemite National Park that has burned, with containment holding ...
Rainbow Bridge National Monument in Utah is closed indefinitely due to a trail washout after heavy rains fell in the area over the last several days, park rangers said on Sept. 13, 2013. The damage includes ...
Even though smoke has settled into the Yosemite Valley, as of Sept. 3, 2013, the Rim Fire was now 80 percent contained and most of Yosemite National Park remains open for the public to enjoy. According ...
While the Rim Fire has burned into Yosemite National Park, rangers said on Aug. 30, 2013, that the majority of the park remains unaffected by the fire and the park is open for visitors. "Only 6 percent ...
Two Bureau of Land Management (BLM) contract workers were bitten by a grizzly bear Aug. 15, 2013 west of Idaho's Island Park Reservoir, about 25 miles from Yellowstone National Park. In a separate incident, ...
... species; and enjoy active outdoor adventures like hiking and fishing.  ...
The upper portion of Bonita Canyon Drive and the Bonita Canyon Campground in Chiricahua National Monument (NM) located 120 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona remain closed due to flooding from heavy rains ...
... rancher to grandpa and grandma. Horseback riding, hiking, petting zoos, swimming holes, rodeos, fishing, games, skeet shooting, archery, art classes, cooking classes and more await your discovery on your ...
29. Donal Jolley’s Passion for the Southwest
(People & Lifestyle/People of the West)
Red sandstone canyon walls, thick pine and juniper habitats, narrow backcountry trails, cool waterfalls, pools of water on a hot summer's day and even snowy, stormy winters-all just a perfect place for ...
... whether it's family fun, white water, biking, hiking or the solace of nature." Visitation has continually increased at Utah's national parks, even in a down economy, thanks to a unique blend of tourism ...
... the world. With Anchorage's picturesque mountains, world-class sport fishing, scenic views, and over 300 miles of hiking and biking trails, it's a natural fit for summer travelers looking for a breathtaking ...
... Calif., came to the park with a church group and was hiking the Mist Trail when the accident occurred. Kalman was witnessed swimming above Nevada Fall, approximately 150 feet from the precipice, when ...
Tualatin Valley and Madras Mountain Views bikeways have been designated as new Scenic Bikeways by the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Commission, bringing to 11 the number of official state Scenic Bikeways. ...
... Hiking Society's webpage. The following seven trails in the West are being designated this year as national recreation trails: CALIFORNIA Nadeau Trail - Within a Bureau of Land Management Special Recreation ...
Weather permitting, the cables on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park in California will be in place and open for the season on Friday, May 24, 2013, according to park service officials. The cables provide ...
... hiking boots and trekking poles. Kings Creek Falls and Bumpass Hell trails are not accessible due to snow. The trail to Lassen Peak summit is closed at the 1.3 mile "Grandview Overlook" as work on the ...
... and take people to the islands to enjoy activities including hiking, camping, kayaking, and whale watching. Last year, approximately 70,000 visitors enjoyed excursions with Island Packers, making this ...
... lakes, scenic hiking, high-altitude Frisbee golf, outdoor movie nights under the stars, fine and al fresco dining establishments and live entertainment. The Angel Fire Zipline Adventure Tour is one of ...
With more than 25 years of guiding experience, 12 years in the Sedona area, Stephen Ritson has been named as the new hiking guide for El Portal Sedona Hotel in Sedona, Arizona. "We wanted to offer our ...
40. Snow Removal on Grand Teton Park Road Now Underway
(National & State Parks/Grand Teton)
Road crews at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming began their annual spring plowing of the Teton Park Road from Taggart Lake parking area to Signal Mountain Lodge on April 1, 2013. "It was a lighter ...
Yosemite National Park's Half Dome cables day use permits for the 2013 hiking season are now available for reservation through March 31, 2013 at the www.recreation.gov Web site, according to the National ...
... invite area businesses and organizations into the fold through membership. Accommodations, dining, golf, hiking and area services information are found on the site as well. In addition, RCCA is building ...
Mojave National Preserve in Southern California invites desert travelers to experience the photography of Gabriel Thorburn and the poetry of Russell Thorburn, now on exhibition in the Desert Light Gallery ...
Visitors to Scottsdale, Arizona can get a rare glimpse into the Native American nations that span the Southwest during the 11th season of Native Trails, presented by the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and ...
Any more all-around world championships and Trevor Brazile will be forced to start counting with his toes. The Decatur, Texas, cowboy clinched his record 10th all-around gold buckle during the fifth round ...
UPDATE: Snow, cold temperatures and plenty of hard work by fire crews have nearly knocked down the Fern Fire in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. As of Dec. 10, 2012 , with the fire roughly 88 ...
... pristine beaches, wilderness and forests of the nearly 1 million-acre Olympic National Park in the Pacific Northwest. Recreation opportunities abound with hiking, beachcombing, fishing, and bird watching, ...
The annual Evening of Lights observance, featuring a winter solstice alignment, 2,000 glowing luminarias, and holiday treats, will be held on Dec. 19, 2012, from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at Aztec Ruins National ...
UPDATE: The Fern Lake Fire at Rocky Mountain National Park continued to grow Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, as high winds fanned the flames on the south side of the fire, just west of Steep Mountain. The fire ...
... destination for summer vacationers, offering a host of activities such as white-water rafting, championship golf courses, horseback riding, hot air balloon rides and hiking. "We are thrilled to be re-opening ...
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