September 29, 2013 2:45 p.m. MDT

The United States Senate and House of Representatives have traded budget bills but, as of now, have yet to reach an agreement to avoid a Tuesday shutdown of the Federal government and the National Parks.

If a budget agreement cannot be reached, a government shutdown could occur. Xanterra is monitoring this possibility and is communicating frequently with the National Park Service. We have not received official word from the NPS regarding whether the parks will remain open should the shutdown of the government occur.

We remain hopeful that Congress will reach a resolution to keep the national parks open. If a government shutdown does lead to closure of the national parks, we will be in contact with our guests via e-mail or telephone to advise them of the situation, and then we will work to reschedule trips or refund deposits at our guests’ discretion. If visits to a national park are interrupted by a government shutdown and guests are unable to use our facilities or services that they have previously paid for, they will be refunded the unused portion of their trip.

Thank you for your patience.