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October 2, 2005
See autumn colors and get a good deal at the same time when you stay in Zion National Park in southwestern Utah. The special rates are available Nov. 1-21 at Zion Lodge. Guests who stay one night receive a second night for 50% off. Regular rates start at $131.95 a night for a standard room for two. From Dec. 1 through March 9, prices fall to $79 a night for a Sunday- through-Thursday stay and $89 for a weekend night. For information, call (888) 297-2757 or visit
July 20, 1997 | Associated Press
These places offer exceptional quiet, according to the National Park Service: Arizona Chiricahua National Monument Fort Bowie National Monument Grand Canyon (off-season) Tonto National Monument California Death Valley Colorado Dinosaur National Monument Hawaii and Samoa Haleakala National Park Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kalaupapa National Historical Park National Park of American Samoa, Tau and Tutuila Units Nevada Lake Mead National Recreation Area New Mexico Aztec Ruins Chaco Culture
September 20, 2005 | Gary Polakovic
ZION National Park officials are revamping the rules for backcountry use in the spectacular but heavily used Utah canyon park. Following a series of public hearings last week, National Park Service officials will continue to accept written comments through Oct. 7. Officials seek suggestions on topics to be considered in the Zion Backcountry Management Plan, which is in the early stages of development. "We only do this every 10 or 15 years. It's very significant.
March 26, 2009 | Richard Simon and Bettina Boxall
Congress on Wednesday approved the largest expansion of the wilderness system in 15 years, bestowing the highest level of federal protection on 2 million acres in nine states and launching one of the most ambitious river restoration efforts in the West. The bill, the first major conservation measure set to be signed by President Obama, would designate as wilderness almost as much land as was set aside during George W. Bush's entire presidency.
August 5, 2001 | JOHN McKINNEY
Monumental stone cathedrals and spectacular cliffs in brilliant oranges and reds await hikers in the Kolob Canyons, the northwestern corner of Zion National Park in Utah, which offers the region's natural wonders minus the crowds. The Finger Canyons of the Kolob, as they're sometimes called, have some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southwest, but many visitors to Zion never see them because they're not accessible from Utah Highway 9 and the central part of the park.
June 3, 2001 | ARTHUR FROMMER
Botched elections, tumbling stock markets, falling employment and soaring energy costs. America could use a little pick-me-up, and some of us would do well to get a taste of the wonders that made our ancestors love this land. When it comes to seeing your homeland anew, there's no better way than with the fresh eyes of a tourist. Even better, see it cheaply, in the company of foreigners. For that, you can't get much closer to the ground than a Green Tortoise tour.
October 15, 1991
A North Hollywood couple and an Illinois woman were killed when their car plunged 150 feet from a scenic road near Zion National Park in southwestern Utah, the Utah Highway Patrol reported Monday. Authorities identified the victims of the accident Sunday as Charyl Padgett and her husband, Stephen Padgett, both 38, and Charyl Padgett's sister, Dawn Hamilton, 29, of Chicago. Charyl Padgett, the driver, was 22 weeks pregnant. The fetus did not survive, Sgt. Jim Lloyd said.
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