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What tours and activities are available at Yellowstone national park Sept 23-25.?
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, ATVs, Food/Dining, Guided Tours, Elk, Geology, Moose, Horseback Riding, Photography
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Hi,

Thank you so much for reaching out to us! There will be a guided ranger tour run by Yellowstone National Park around the time you are looking to visit. Any other tours or activities will be run by Xanterra and they can be reached at 307-344-7901.


Enjoy your adventure.

Please reach back out if you have any other questions! 

Best,

Telsha

American Park Network

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Androscoggin Riverlands State Park

Lying near Maine's second largest urban area (Lewiston/Auburn), Androscoggin Riverlands State Park is a 2,675-acre expanse with 12 miles of river frontage. More than half of Maine's population lives within an hour's drive of this park, which is the fifth largest in the state. An extensive trail network and ...

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Are you allowed to ride two up on an ATV in Boise National Forest?
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Boise National Forest, Idaho, ATVs, Park Passes and Fees
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To find out ATV rules within the forest, please call the forest office at (208) 373-4100. There are plenty of ATV opportunities in Boise National Forest. To lean more, check out the OHV trails.

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Roosevelt National Forest

The Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests and Pawnee National Grassland is located in north central Colorado. The forests and grassland encompasses 1.5 million acres and extends north to the Wyoming border, south of Interstate 70 to Mount Evans, west across the Continental Divide to the Williams Fork area and ...

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I am quite interested in becoming a Park Ranger and was wondering what the marketability and annual pay of a Park Ranger is like.
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Canaan Resort State Park, West Virginia, Susquehanna State Park, Maryland, Archaeology, ATVs, Backpacking, Bears, Bouldering, Bow Hunting, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Downhill Skiing, Four-Wheel Driving, Gun Hunting, Wildlife Watching, Native American History, Swimming, Deer, Lake Fishing, Elk, Ranger-led Programs, Marine Life, Moose, Flora & Fauna, Mountain Lions, Historic Sites, Wolves, Caving, Camping, Climbing, Fishing, History/Culture, Golfing, Hiking, Hunting, Preservation, Picnicking
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We often get questions about what it takes to become a National Park Ranger. Here are some tips from our partners at the Association of National Park Rangers. We hope you find them helpful:

The National Park Service (NPS) employs people in all kinds of job titles (20,000 year-round and another 7,000 - 10,000 during the summer) even though the general public often thinks that everyone that works for the NPS is a "park ranger."  Of these 30,000 employees, perhaps 7,000 are in positions that are titled park ranger.  I'll concentrate on those for now, but folks interested in maintenance jobs, or administrative jobs, or research and science related jobs should know that those jobs are there too.
 
Park ranger jobs are divided into 2 groups.  First, there are park rangers that primarily perform park interpretation.  These employees work in the park visitors' center, lead guided walks and talks, give off-site programs at local schools, establish and/or modify the park's website, write site-specific brochures and other materials, and design visitor center displays or movies, etc.  In short, this group of park rangers is the parks' primary link between the park resources and park visitors and neighbors.  By explaining the national significance of the individual park and the resources it preserves, interpretive park rangers hope to establish or strengthen visitors' understanding and support for parks, the environment, history, etc.
 
The second group of park rangers are those that primarily perform park protection.  These employees perform law enforcement, search and rescue, emergency medical services, fire management, etc.  They are more likely to be working outside, in all kinds of weather conditions, and they might be doing this in all kinds of modes of transportation, i.e. on foot, on horseback, in vehicles, in boats, on skis, in small planes, etc.  Like interpretive rangers, protection rangers have a great responsibility to be knowledgeable about the parks' resources and threats (from human behavior) to them.  While they have many friendly, informational contacts with visitors, they also have visitor contacts that are sometimes confrontational and can be stressful.
 
For either type of ranger job, a bachelor's degree from a 4-year college or university with a heavy emphasis in the natural sciences or U.S. history is generally required to be competitive.  Any public speaking experience one can gain is also very helpful.  First aid training is available in most communities and having some level of certification in first aid and CPR is helpful.  There is also free online training to anyone at the Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands at Indiana University. Such training helps one understand the NPS mission and culture and shows prospective hiring officials that you are truly interested in becoming an NPS employee.
 
Many folks that hope to be interpretive park rangers often start out working as park volunteers while they are in school or are in some other full-time career.  These opportunities are available at all NPS sites including Lake Mead National Recreation Area just outside Las Vegas.
 
For protection rangers there are a few additional requirements.  You must be at least 21 years old.  You also must be a graduate of one of the NPS-approved Seasonal Law Enforcement Training Academies.  A list of these schools and more information is available online. One can also pursue similar opportunities in your home community to gain experience that might make you more competitive.  Become an ambulance attendant in your community, become a volunteer firefighter with your local fire department or your state forestry department, or become a member of your local community search and rescue squad.
 
Finally, the Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) is a membership organization open to anyone.  One does not have to be a park ranger or an NPS employee to become an ANPR member.  There are networking and informational opportunities within ANPR that can help one be competitive for NPS jobs, and it is important to understand that it is not just what you know, but also who you know that will help one get their foot in the door with the NPS.  ANPR also offers a publication for sale titled, "Live the Adventure: Join the National Park Service" that can be helpful in understanding the requirements for park ranger jobs.  

For more information about ANPR visit their website.

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Are there any photos of the switchbacks and tunnel on Utah's route 9 traveling east from Zion National Park and of the hogbacks on route 12?
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There are not many images of the switchbacks, but if you are interested in the Zion Canyon Tunnel click here. The National Park Service offers loads of information on the tunnel because of how narrow it is. Most large RV's and busses have to be escorted through as NPS closes traffic in one direction. The route is most scenic, and I highly recommend it if you are not in a rush to get to the park. During the summer months, there can be delays as you approach the park from Route 9.


For more images, click here.

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TexPat
Can I travel through a National Park with motorcycles if they are kept trailerd?
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Can I travel through  Zion National Park with off road motorcycles and atv's if they are kept trailered?

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Motorcycles are allowed in many National Parks, but the ATV will have to be kept trailered.  There is no ATV use in Zion, and to my knowledge, none within any of the National Parks.  There are some restrictions using the east entrance of Zion, on the Mt. Carmel Highway.  If your vehicle is oversized, it may need an escort through the tunnel, which requires an additional entrance fee of $15.  There will also be construction this summer on that same roadway into Zion.  

You can avoid delays and vehicle restrictions by arriving at the park through the gateway community of Springdale, which is a beautiful little town at the South entrance of the park.

For the page concerning oversized vehicles, click here.

For more information on road closures, click here.

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I want to visit the south rim of the grand canyon. with the car is the road open these days? is there a lot of snow? thanks ms ELENI
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Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, ATVs, Auto/Motorcycle, Bears, Four-Wheel Driving, Wildlife Watching, Ranger-led Programs, Flora & Fauna, History/Culture, Park Passes and Fees, Volcanology
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The South Rim of Grand Canyon is open every day of the year.  Personal vehicles are allowed at most times on the rim road with certain exceptions.  As of today, the weather and roads is fine and access is available everywhere except for Yaki Point.  On March 1st some things change, so for more information on the day/days you'd like to go, you should call the park information line at (928) 638-7888.

Here are some other links for current weather in the area:

http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/weather-condition.htm
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?site=fgz&smap=1&textField1=36.04639&textField2=-112.15333

 

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George
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We just returned from the South rim of the Grand Canyon.   The roads are well maintained and if you follow the Hermit Road from the Village where the Lodges are, you won't have any trouble at all.

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George
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We just returned from the South rim of the Grand Canyon.   The roads are well maintained and if you follow the Hermit Road from the Village where the Lodges are, you won't have any trouble at all.

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Elise M.

I'm an Interpreter I with California State Parks.  I've been working as an interpreter for almost 9 years and I've worked in 8 parks.  I've been lucky enough to work in some of the most scenic and historic places in our state!  I've also worked for East Bay Regional Park District and National Park Service.
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Capitol Reef, Waterpocket Fold, Land of the Sleeping Rainbow—all are colorful names to describe a park with many striking characteristics.

Waterpocket Fold, the main feature of the park, is the name of a 100-mile-long fold in the earth's surface. This uplift contains innumerable eroded basins or pockets that hold thousands of gallons of rainwater. These pockets of water have affected the history of humanity within the park and the flora and fauna of the region.

Entering the park from the west gives the most impressive view of the 1,000-foot-high stone barrier into which erosive forces have sculpted fascinating canyons, mesas, buttes and mazes. Once in the park, other astonishing panoramas await you.

Within a short distance of the visitor center, you will see Capitol Dome, Chimney Rock, the Goosenecks and the Egyptian Temple. Hickman Bridge, the Golden Throne and Capitol Gorge reward you after easy to moderate hikes. Prehistoric petroglyphs, the Fruita Schoolhouse, the Gifford Farmhouse and the Behunin Cabin speak of bygone eras and can be reached by car. The 20-mile round-trip Scenic Drive will take you past the Ripple Rock Nature Center and many of the park's features.

If you are seeking a remote wilderness experience, Capitol Reef has it. To the north of Route 24, dirt roads, which generally require high-clearance or 4-wheel-drive vehicles, lead into the park's north end through the heart of Cathedral Valley, an area of monolithic formations of Entrada and Curtis sandstones, some of which are 500 feet high. South of Route 24, graded roads, usually suitable for high-clearance vehicles, lead into some very fine hiking country. Besides good hiking opportunities, the southern part of the park also offers spectacular views of the folded strata of Capitol Reef and the Henry Mountains. Muley Twist Canyon is in the southern end of the park, as is Brimhall Bridge. Check with a park ranger before setting out for any of these more remote locations. Weather conditions may make the roads slick and impassable.

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I made a custom essay and I found that it is located on the Waterpocket Fold in central Utah, Capitol Reef National Park offers rugged, beautiful scenery with deep and narrow canyons, spectacular vistas, great expanses of slickrock and multi-colored rock layers exposed by the massive fold in the earth's crust. Petroglyphs give evidence of the early inhabitants of the area dating back at least 10,000 years. The area also has a more recent history in evidence with the orchards and buildings from the Fruita community that was founded by Mormon pioneers in 1880.
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