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Vacationing in Pidgeon Forge/Sevierville Tennessee. 10 children from ages 4-10. Closest park for biking, water park, outdoor activities?
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Tennessee, Bears, Bicycling, Canoeing, Mountain Biking, Bicycle Touring, Swimming, Ranger-led Programs, River Rafting, Kids Activities, Horseback Riding
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great place for outdoor activites, and it will be almost right in your backyard! Some great trip-planning information is available here.

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Zion Road Construction Schedule: Summer 2010

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Reconstruction of the Zion-Mt Carmel Highway will begin June 1, 2010 and end October 28. The road construction will occur from the junction of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive to the East Entrance, a distance of 9.5 miles, including The Switchbacks. Delays and closures will occur Monday through Thursday, ...

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Grand Canyon National Park offers Bicycle Rentals

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Begininning May 1, 2010, visitors will be able to rent bicycles at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center on the park’s South Rim. Bright Angel Bicycles will rent a variety of bicycles to the public from a location at the Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Beginning May 1, 2010 and continuing into ...

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alcraynon
Would your recomend a tour co. that will offer one day white water rafting around the grand canyon. I am traveling from sedona. Thanks
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The only people that we could find that do a single day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon departs from Peach Springs, Arizona, 3-4 hours from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, and about the same from Sedona.  Check out this link to Hualapai Tourism.  There you can find out all the details for your day trip.

Typically there are much longer trips through the Grand Canyon, lasting up to several weeks.  These usually require careful planning and advanced notice.  You are starting to enter into rafting country as you head North into Utah.  There you can find trips all over the state in durations ranging from day trips all the way through to lengthy adventures!

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Riding the Blue Ridge Parkway

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Most of us are never going to summit Mt. Everest, walk the entire Pacific Crest Trail or sail around the world. Those adventures take not only considerable time to train for but also months to actually accomplish. Those of us with full-time jobs, families, and mortgages to pay just ...

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We are planning a trip to glacier by train the 1st of june by amtrack.How do we get aroung the park if the shuttles don't start running till the 1st of july /
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There are several options to get around the park without a car. For a list of them, visit the NPS Glacier site here. Have fun!

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It depends on the Amtrak stop you use and the things you want to do in the area. There is one stop in East Glacier, one in Essex, one in West Glacier and one in Whitefish. Of all of the stops, Whitefish is the best with the most ammenities and has a rental car location right in the Amtrak depot. Although, several rental companies will deliver to the depot from Whitefish or Kalispell. There are so many nice things to do and visit all around the park area so it would be ideal to have a rental car.

A good place to get you started... www.explorewhitefish.com

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It depends on the Amtrak stop you use and the things you want to do in the area. There is one stop in East Glacier, one in Essex, one in West Glacier and one in Whitefish. Of all of the stops, Whitefish is the best with the most ammenities and has a rental car location right in the Amtrak depot. Although, several rental companies will deliver to the depot from Whitefish or Kalispell. There are so many nice things to do and visit all around the park area so it would be ideal to have a rental car.

A good place to get you started... www.explorewhitefish.com

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Lester

Lester was born in Southern California in the early 60’s in what started out as a rural area. He watched the exponential grow all around him thought the 60’s and 70’s. In fact one of his fond early childhood memories was playing in a corn field across from his house that later became the high school he graduated from. Lester loved camping and the mountains from an early age so when the time came for college Lester moved some 700 miles north and attended Humboldt State University. He graduated with a B.S. in Natural Resources, Planning and Interpretation in 1984.

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Bob Dispenza has been with Allen County Parks since 2001, first as Director of Environmental Education, then as Park and Education Manager at Metea County Park.

Bob is a life member of the National Association for Interpretation (NAI), and is certified as an Interpretive Trainer and Interpretive Guide.  He has earned the NAI Region 4 Distinguished Service Award in 1997, the R

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I've worked as an interpreter/ranger for over 20 years in the Columbia River Gorge, which divides Oregon and Washington.
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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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