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Where do I enter the swimming portion of the Glen Canyon State Park?
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Swimming is a popular activity at Lake Powell, especially in the summer when water temperatures can surpass 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Please be aware that there are no life guards or designated swim beaches at Lake Powell or on the Colorado River. Swim at your own risk. Swimming is prohibited at all marinas and launch areas.
A list of swimming locations and directions is available here.
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I am hiking down the Grand Canyon end of September (staying 2 nights @ phantom Ran. How much water will I need on the S. Kabob trail?
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This is a question we get a lot and a very good one.  For typical hiking conditions, three quarts per person per day is a good rule of thumb (depending on the length of the hike, the weather and your level of fitness).  However, for the Grand Canyon given the climate and elevation changes, we'd recommend at least 4-5 quarts per person per day.  Again, this is only a general rule of thumb so please make sure you are listening to your own body.  Dehydration in the Grand Canyon is a big deal and you will feel much more energetic when you are well hydrated.

Also, don't wait until you are "thirsty" to drink.  Allow for consistent stops along the way to drink before you feel you need it.  It'll give your body a chance to rest, your muscles will stay loose, and you'll remind yourself to look around a bit!


Enjoy!  Phantom Ranch and the Grand Canyon are special places!

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What time is dark at zion national park
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The sun is currently setting at 7pm, Arizona time.  Dark follows shortly after.  If you need to know more about sunrise sunset in the area, or for a different time of year, you can check here: www.sunrisesunset.com

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Elevations please at El Tovar (or nearby) and Yavapai Overlook in Grand Canyon NP. Seems uphill all the way.
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Where are the Indian Caves in Yosemite?
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Third Annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour Set for March

February 18, 2010, 7:10 am
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park announces the 3rd annual LBJ 100 Bicycle Tour, “A Ride to Preserve History,” which begins on the historic LBJ Ranch airstrip near Stonewall, Texas on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 9 a.m. The tour provides four separate routes of 10, 30, 44 and 65 ...

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I have a wood smoke allergy, are any National Park campgrounds in the Zion/Bryce area wood fire free (only allow gas cooking)?
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Most National Parks Service campground sites that I have been to include campfires and grills for barbeque.  The Zion, Bryce Canyon, and Arches National Parks all have both fire pits and grills within their campsites.  In most, there is even firewood for sale since you are not allowed to collect wood in the parks.  If you want more information on the Zion campgrounds, please click here.  If you want more on the Bryce Canyon campgrounds, please click here.

If you want more information on camping in the parks, please feel free to ask us another question.

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Yosemite in winter
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Yosemite is a great place to visit in the winter. If you're into skiing look into Yosemite's Badge Pass Ski area. If you're not into skiing, the park also offers, ice skating, bus tours and ranger walks and talks.

Winter is also the least busy and possibly most beautiful season to visit. If you get up early enough you may see Yosemite Falls frozen solid. Winter is also great time to view park wildlife. 

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To get the best views from a raft trip. White water and float trip. From where? Phone numbers? Do you need reservations?
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We are coming to yellowstone june 12. best way to get a pass and avoid traffic from the southern entrance ? thanks janet
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The traffic between Grand Teton and Yellowstone is as unpredictable as the weather that time of year. While it'll likely be sunny, you may get the occasional snow shower. Similarly, you're just as likely to not encounter another car as you are to get in a bear or bison jam. Relax, slow down and enjoy the view.


In order to get to the south entrance, you'll need to first pass through Grand Teton National Park. The park entry fee allows you to spend a week in BOTH parks for $25. If you plan to visit multiple parks in the next month, consider investing in a America The Beautiful Federal Lands Pass, which offers unlimited visitation to all parks for you and your entire family (if you are in the same car) for $80. If you are a senior citizen, the you can purchase a senior pass for $10, which allows you to enter parks at no additional cost for the remainder of your life. All are great deals!

Have a safe trip and remember to slow down and enjoy the view. 

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