Visitors Center open daily from 7:30 to 6. Tours of Lehman Caves every hour; $3 adults, $2 children 6-15. Lower Lehman Creek campground open year-round. Wheeler Creek campground will open mid-June. $5 per vehicle per night. 31/2-hour interpretive hikes through bristlecone pine forest. Evening campfire programs. No entrance fee into the park. For information call (702) 234-7331.
Operating dates for campgrounds with flush toilets, water taps. Price is $8 per site per night unless otherwise indicated:
Madison: through Oct. 31; Norris: through Sept. 30; Canyon (hard-sided vehicle camping only): June 7-Sept. 9; Grant Village, $9: June 21-Oct. 14; Fishing Bridge RV park, $17, (hard-sided vehicle camping only, operated by TW Services, Call (307) 344-7311 for reservations): May 24-Sept. 8; Bridge Bay, $10: May 24-Sept. 16. Reservations can be made through Ticketron, (800) 452-1111. There is a $4 reservation fee.
Otherwise, campgrounds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Operating dates for campgrounds with pit toilets. Fees are $6 per site per night unless otherwise indicated:
Mammoth Hot Springs, $8: open year-round; Slough Creek: May 24-Oct.31; Tower Fall: May 24-Sept. 16; Pebble Creek: June 14-Sept. 9; Indian Creek: June 7-Sept. 16; Lewis Lake: June 14-Oct. 31.
For information about the park call (307) 344-7381 or write Box 168, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190.
Operating dates and rates, double or single occupancy, for lodges inside the park:
Old Faithful Inn: through Oct. 13, $32-$155; Old Faithful Lodge Cabins: May 24-Sept. 15, $19-$31; Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins: through Oct. 20, $32-$66; Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins: May 22-Sept. 22, $47-$220; Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins: May 25-Sept. 15, $23-$135; Grant Village: June 3-Sept.29, $53-$56; Roosevelt Lodge Cabins: June 8-Sept. 2, $17-$47; Lake Lodge Cabins: June 10-Sept. 15, $39-$66; Canyon Lodge Cabins: June 14-Sept. 2, $41-$66; Fishing Bridge RV Park, May 24-Sept. 8, $17.
Prices do not include tax. For reservations call (307) 344-7311.
Opening dates for campgrounds:
Gros Ventre, Signal Mountain and Colter Bay have opened. Jenny Lake: May 24; Lizard Creek: June 14. The cost is $7 a night per site. Single visit permit to Grand Teton and Yellowstone Parks, good for 7 days, $10 per vehicle.
For park information call (307) 733-2880, ext. 253.
Operating dates for lodges:
Jackson Lake Lodge: May 29-Sept. 17, $79-$120; Jenny Lake Lodge, June 1-Sept. 15, $265 for two people in a cabin; $389 a night per suite. Includes breakfast, dinner, horseback rides and bicycles. A few single night openings left. Colter Bay Cabins: through Sept. 29, $25-$89; Colter Bay RV Park, through Sept. 29, $18 includes full hookup. Tent village: June 7-Sept. 3. $18 for two. Prices exclude 7 percent tax. For reservations call (307) 543-2855 or write Grand Teton Lodge Co., P.O. Box 240, Moran, WY. 83013.
Signal Mountain Lodge: through Oct. 13, $56 to $150. Call (307) 733-5470 or (307) 543-2831.
National Park campgrounds are available by reservation through Ticketron during the summer, (303) 825-8447, (213) 410-1720 or (602) 340-9033. Off-season campgrounds are available first-come, first-served. The cost is $8 per night including reservation fee.
Back country permits are available by writing Back Country Reservations Office, P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023. You can request a backcountry information packet at the same address. For backcountry information call (602) 638-2474. The National Park Service suggests you apply for a permit at least six months in advance. Bright Angel Campground is in the bottom of the canyon. Cottonwood Campground is halfway up the North Rim. Indian Gardens Campground is halfway up the South Rim.
For information about the park call (602) 638-7888.
Operating dates for the lodge are through Oct. 27. Rates, single or double occupancy, plus tax, are: western cabins, $61.10; motel, $52.10; frontier cabins, $45.10; pioneer cabins, four or five people, $55.10. For reservations call TW Recreational Services in Cedar City, 1-586-7686.
Campgrounds are available through Ticketron (303) 825-8447, (213) 410-1720, (602) 340-9033. The cost is $8 a night.
Glacier National Park
Operating dates and rates, double occupancy, for lodges: Many Glacier Hotel, June 7-Sept. 9, $74-$135; Prince of Wales Hotel in Waterton National Park, through Sept. 9, $92-$190 (Canadian dollars); Rising Sun Motor Inn, June 14-Sept. 23, $50-61; Swift Current Motor Inn, June 2-Sept. 3, $21-$61; Glacier Park Lodge, May 31-Sept. 9, $75-$135; Lake McDonald Lodge, June 6-Sept. 23, $50-$86; Village Inn, through Sept. 23, $562-$90. For reservations call (406) 226-5551.
For reservations and information about Granite Park and Sperry Chalets, call (406) 888-5511 or write Belton Chalets, Box 188, West Glacier, MT 59936. Accepting requests for reservations by mail only.
Campgrounds: First-come, first-served. Apgar Campground has opened. Other campgrounds will open on a staggering basis until they are all open June 21. Improved campgrounds $8 per night. Unimproved campgrounds, $6 per night.
Going to the Sun Highway over Logan Pass is tentatively scheduled to open the first week of June, weather permitting.
Entrance fee into the park is $5 for a seven-day permit. For park information call (406) 888-5441. For a packet of information write Glacier National Park, West Glacier, MT 59936.
Zion National Park
Campgrounds are open year-round. $6 per site. $5 park entrance fee per vehicle good for 7 days. For park information call 1-772-3256.
Zion Lodge is open year-round. Rates, single or double occupancy, plus tax, are: motel, $58.50; western cabins, $65.50; motel suites, $95. For lodging reservations call TW Recreational Services, 1-586-7686.
Campgrounds are open year-round. $6 per night per site. $5 entrance fee per vehicles into the park good for 7 days. For information call 1-834-5322.
Operating dates for the lodge are through Oct. 14. Rates, single or double occupancy, plus tax are: motel, $59.45; western cabins, $70.20; suites, $95. For lodging reservations call TW Recreational Services in Cedar City, 1-586-7686.
Hot Air Balloon Rally
June 8, 9, at Bookcliff Middle School. Starts at 6:30 a.m. both mornings. "Glow" 8:30 p.m. Saturday night. No admission fee for spectators. Suggested that you bring a can of food for the community food bank. While in Grand Junction, visit the Dinosaur Valley Museum downtown; Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-top mountain, 65 miles east on Highway 65 - lakes, fishing and camping; Colorado National Monument just outside Grand Junction - landscape of canyons and sculptured rock formations. For information call 1-800-962-2547.
June 7, 8. $150 per adult to participate with $75 non-refundable deposit. $100 per child, 16 and under, to participate with $50 non-refundable deposit. You may need to bring your own horse. Drive herd of longhorns for 20 miles to Old Town. Finishes with steak fry and dance at the country club; $15 for adults, $7.50 for children under 12. $5 for dance only. For details call 1-800-288-1334. Burlington is near the Colorado/Kansas border on I-70. Also, visit Old Town Museum; Kit Carson Carousel (made in 1905 by Philadephia Toboggan Co.) at the fairgrounds; Bonny Dam, 20 miles north, where there's fishing, boating, camping.
June 14-16. Parade Saturday morning; artisans and food fair, Friday 4 p.m. - Sunday 5 p.m at Sayre Park; 10K, 5K and non-competitive 5K (called the Strawberry Short Cut) on Sunday 7:15 a.m.; live entertainment and children's activities. Other things to do while you're there: Visit the hot springs pool; raft the Colorado River; bicycle into Glenwood Canyon; hike. For information call (303) 945-6589.
Country, & Acoustic
June 20-23; at the town park, 10 a.m. to midnight. All-star entertainment includes James Taylor and the Indigo Girls, June 23; Lyle Lovett, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, June 21; David Wilcox, Strength In Numbers, Horseflies, June 22; Kathy Mattea and Tony Rice Unit June 20. Four-day pass is $90. One-day passes range from $15 to $32. Festival camping next to the park and outside the city limits. It is strongly advised that you purchase tickets ahead of time. Outlets in Salt Lake City are Smokey's Records, Acoustic Music, Intermountain Guitar and Banjo; Get In Here Records in Park City; and The Great Salt Lake Guitar Company in Provo. For information call 1-800-624-2422.
Aspen Music Festival
June 28-Aug. 25. Nine weeks of classical music festuring symphony orchestra, chamber music, opera and jazz. Distinguished guest artists and conductors. This year it pays special homage to the music of Mozart and Dvorak.
Portland Rose Festival
June 1-24. Events include: Grand Floral Parade through downtown Portland at 9 a.m. June 8; Golden Rose Ski Classic - U.S. Olympic team members, celebrities race at Timberline Ski Resort May 31-June 2; Festival Center, carnival and entertainment along the riverfront is open May 31- June 9; Starlight Parade 8 p.m. June 6; air show at Hillsboro Airport features antique and military planes, aerobatic team, sky divers, Oregon Air National Guard, June 15-17; Hot Air Balloon Classic at Greenway Park in Beaverton June 14-16; Festival of Bands at Civic Stadium 7 p.m. June 7; tours of military ships docked along the waterfront, daily. For a schedule of events and ticket information call (503) 227-2681 or write Portland Rose Festival, 220 N.W. Davis St., Portland, OR 97209.
National Old Time
June 17-22, Weiser. Nightly entertainment starting at 7 p.m. at Weiser High School Auditorium. Jam session 7:30 p.m.. Contest 8 p.m. Tickets prices range from $4-$9 for adults. It is strongly recommended that you reserve tickets for Friday and Saturday nights ahead of time by writing the Weiser Chamber of Commerce, 8 E. Idaho, Weiser, ID 83672 or calling (208) 549-0452. Other activities: Hells Canyon jet boat trip June 18; pony rides for kids June 18; art show at city park June 19.
Las Vegas Headliners
The Pointer Sisters, May 22-27, Caesars Palaces.
Joan Rivers, through June 5, Desert Inn.
Sinbad, through Monday, May 20, Golden Nugget.
Lee Greenwood, Friday-Monday, May 24-27, Golden Nugget.
Glen Campbell, May 30-June 3, Golden Nugget.
Paul Anka, through Sunday, May 19, Riviera.
Elks Helldorado Days
May 24-June 2 at the Thomas and Mack Arena off Tropicana between Maryland Parkway and Swensen in Las Vegas. Rodeo performances are 7:30-10 nightly with a matinee June 2. Tickets are $3, $7 and $11. All tickets are $5 apiece May 28. Carnival and midway in the parking lot. Live music and dancing nightly. For ticket information call (702) 739-3900. For rodeo information call 870-1221.