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From Page, AZ, what's the best way to make quality time in a 2-night stay? 3 nights?
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Utah, Ancient Cultures, Astronomy/Stargazing, Leaf Peeping, Food/Dining, Native American History, Fossils, Guided Tours, Ranger-led Programs, River Rafting, Flora & Fauna, Historic Sites, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees, Photography, Preservation, Safety, Volcanology
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The Glen Canyon area is the main attraction of Page, AZ. From the Glen Canyon National Recreation Center, you can book rafting trips and other water sports, canyon tours, and other outdoor adventures. Other places of interest in the area include: Antelope Canyon, Rainbow Bridge, Glen Canyon Dam, Vermillion Cliffs, Wahweap Marina, and the Hanging Garden-Chains area. 

 

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Explore the Wonders of Joshua Tree

March 14, 2012, 1:17 pm
By: Heather Crowley Take the 10 out east of Los Angeles and trek out to the desert, home to Joshua Tree National Park. Last year, the park celebrated its 75th anniversary and it is still going strong. Driving through Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley, you will start to spot a ...

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Barbara S...
Where do I complete your survey on state parks so that I may enter to win a pair of LEKI hiking poles?
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Lost Dutchman State Park, Arizona, Ancient Cultures, Archaeology, Bird Watching, Native American History, Geology, Wildflowers, Camping
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Hi Barbara,

Thanks for your interest! The 2011 survey has been completed. We'll have plenty more opportunities to get involved with Oh, Ranger! in the future. If you'd like to stay in touch, sign up for our e-newsletter at http://www.facebook.com/OhRanger?sk=app_100265896690345.

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The Magic of Mesa Verde

November 21, 2011, 12:16 pm
Even today in this modern age of super highways, wi-fi and fast food joints, it remains hidden. Travel past miles and miles of open, untouched desert that is seemingly endless. Turn right, left, then left again and the haunting landscape is eerily the same in every direction. A light, ...

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rpayne200...
Where can I find "Park-by-park highlights of the Grand Circle tour"? It seems you have a broken link when I try to go there.
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You're right! It looks like the folks who published that story have taken it off of their website.

Here's some other content that might help, though.

1) An overview of the Grand Circle

2) Visiting the Grand Circle on a Budget

Hope you have a wonderful trip!

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bevinpres...
Planning a trip to Southern Utah Is it reasonable to visit Eastern & Western attractions (NPs) in 7 days - 6 nights from Prescott, AZ?
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Arches National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Zion National Park, Ancient Cultures, Archaeology, Auto/Motorcycle, Wildlife Watching, Bird Watching, Food/Dining, Native American History, Deer, Elk, Historic Sites, Wildflowers, Hiking, Lodging, Photography
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We suggest taking your time and choosing 3-4 parks to really enjoy, plus taking in some sights along the way. Your trip will lead you right through the heart of the Grand Circle, a collection of seven national parks, eight national monuments, numerous state parks, scenic byways, historical sites, prehistoric Indian ruins, colorful ghost towns and stunning geologic formations. Take some time to explore some of these places, including Zion, Canyonlands and Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park.

For more information check out www.grandcircle.org and www.utah.com/nationalparks/grandcircle.htm. Some suggested itineraries are available at http://www.utah.com/itineraries/grand_circle.htm.

Also check out this list of park-by-park highlights in the Grand Circle.

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carolyn s...
Visiting the park May 7-9, Drive from SLC, want to make most of trip, but know some roads are closed. also would like to see Cody, WY
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Yellowstone National Park, Ancient Cultures, Archaeology, Auto/Motorcycle, Bears, Astronomy/Stargazing, Wildlife Watching, Bird Watching, Food/Dining, Native American History, Deer, Fossils, Elk, Geology, Moose, Historic Sites, Wolves, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees, Volcanology
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Early May can be a iffy time for roads. According to the NPS site, "weather permitting" roads from Canyon Village to Fishing Bridge and out the East Entrance should be open to vehicles. The West Entrance should also be open at that time since it's slated to re-open around April 15th. The South Entrance doesn't open until May 13th. Also, Dunraven Pass, the road that links Tower Junction with Canyon Village doesn't open up until later in the season. Great places to hit up in the park include:

  • Old Faithful
  • Norris Geyser Basin
  • Elk Park
  • Mammoth Hot Springs
  • Gardiner, MT (North Entrance Town)
  • Fossil Tree
  • Lamar Valley
  • Cooke City, MT (Just outside the NE Entrance. Some great food!
  • Upper and Lower Falls
  • Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
  • Hayden Valley
  • Yellowstone Lake
  • and Cody, WY

If you were coming later in the season, I'd suggest Dunraven Pass (in the park) or the Beartooth Highway (just NE of the park, starting past Cooke City). Some excellent views on both of them. 

I hope this helps!

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MAURLEEN ...
WHAT ARE THE MOSQUITO SEASONS IN THE DIFFERENT PARKS IN ALASKA? HOW SEVERE ARE THEY? WHAT ARE THE BEST PRECAUTIONS?
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Denali National Park & Preserve, Ancient Cultures, Archaeology, Bears, Civil War, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Motorized Boating, Native American History, Swimming, Deer, Fossils, Whale Watching, World War II, Elk, River Rafting, Geology, Moose, Flora & Fauna, Mountain Lions, Wildflowers, Wolves, Camping, History/Culture, Golfing, Hiking, Lodging, Park Passes and Fees, Safety, Volcanology, Off Highway Vehicles, RVing
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The regions North of the Yukon River, all the way to the Arctic, are the worst for mosquitos in general.  The worst time of year to go is in July, however you are likely to encounter them as soon temperatures remain above freezing for a couple of weeks.

You can bring repellant, but the stuff that repels the best is bad for your skin and clothes, and will contain a measured amount of deet.  Since I personally prefer to not to crop dust myself, you can purchase netting to go around your hat or head, and maintain long sleeves and pants throughout the day. 

If you still get bit, don't scratch! 

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goldcastl...
How many days should I set aside for touring Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton NPs, excluding travel time between parks?
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Glacier National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Ancient Cultures, Auto/Motorcycle, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Guided Tours, Photography, Touring
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JANICE SM...
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You would easily enjoy at least 4 days in Yellowstone; 1-2 days in the Tetons and at least another 4 days in Glacier...all can easily take lots more days to enjoy; but to see the minimal and hike a little; visit museums and visitors centers, I'd say at least the amounts I listed above. All are absolutely gorgeous parks by themselves!! Enjoy! I am jealous!

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GaryL
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I would allow at least 2 full days for each park, probably 3 days to be on the safe side. There's so much to see at these parks that anything less than 2 days simply isn't enough, depending on what you want to do. If it's worth the time going to each place, it's sure worth it to spend enough time to see it all. Don't try to rush through everything because you'll miss out on lots of things. It's also a good idea to have a lantern on hand powered with batteries in case you run out of daylight hours.

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pencetj
I know the NPS hires thru USAjobs but i was wondering is there a way to network with Rangers/parks to hear about jobs and get information.
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