Winchester Model 1873 Rifle Recovered in Great Basin NP

BAKER, NV – On November 6, 2014 Cultural Resource Program Manager, Eva Jensen working with the park archaeology team, noticed an object beneath a Juniper tree. Getting a closer look she discovered that is was a rifle. Numerous questions surround the small piece of American heritage in Great Basin National Park. The 132 year-old rifle, […]

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CANCELED – Mesa Verde Winter Festival Events

Due to insufficient snowfall and unseasonably warm temperatures, all activities on January 24, 2015 for the Mesa Verde Winter Festival have been canceled. Winter trails will continue to be groomed and maintained for skiing and snowshoeing throughout the winter as conditions permit. The status of the Full Moon Ski and Snowshoe event (see below), on […]

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2015 Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

America’s Best Idea — the national parks — is even better when it’s free! Mark your calendar for these entrance fee-free* dates in 2015: January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 14-16 – Presidents Day weekend April 18-19 – opening weekend of National Park Week August 25 – National Park Service Birthday September 26 – National Public Lands Day […]

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