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May 08

Rocky Mountain National Park

At just over 400 square miles (nearly 266,000 acres), Rocky Mountain National Park isn’t the largest in the system by any means. But any of its millions of annual visitors will agree there is none finer. One of the main reasons has to be granted to Trail Ridge Road. Crossing the park from east to …

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May 08

Joshua Tree National Park

The desert is often thought of as a dry, lifeless place. But look closer and you’ll see that Joshua Tree National Park is, in fact, teeming with life. Joshua Tree is located in the San Bernardino desert in Southern California. But, like much of that portion of the state, it is far different from the …

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May 04

Zion National Park

In the northwestern section of Utah there is a region that offers terrain like no other. Zion National Park provides some of the most dramatic and variable scenery anywhere within the entire system. From creek-laded narrow canyons to golden sandstone cliffs high over the land, Zion is one of the Earth’s finest outdoor ‘sculpture gardens’. …

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Apr 26

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is over 1.4 million acres. But even that impressive size can’t begin to convey what is most significant about this park in Montana. For that, other facts are needed. Many of them. For example, there is the fact that there are over 50 glaciers here. And the fact that it houses more …

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Nov 21

Badlands National Park

If you want to get a great idea of what South Dakota looked like millions of years ago, come visit Badlands National Park. Eons of wind and water have created deep canyons and high buttes where dinosaurs once roamed freely. Parts look like the dead surface of the moon. Others are so filled with life …

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