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 www.zionlodge.com.
July 20, 1997 |
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
December 5, 2010 |
The Yosemite Falls Trail leads dramatically to the top of North America's highest waterfall. Park rangers and veteran hikers know it as strenuous and a potentially dangerous hike in the winter. Its steep switchbacks rising 2,700 vertical feet were a big challenge for Luis Alberto Ramirez Jr., a 12-year-old from Modesto who had joined the Boy Scouts months earlier and was on his first big outing with his troop. Until that day, Feb. 16, 2008, Luis had never set foot in the mountains.
September 20, 2005 |
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.
June 3, 2001 |
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.
August 5, 2001 |
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.