Glacier National Park, Montana

Glacier National Park sits in northern Montana along the US/Canadian border. Across the border in Alberta is Waterton National Park, which is its sister park. Together they make up the Waterton/Glacier International Peace Park UNESCO World Heritage Site. Glacier, as the name would suggest, best known for its glaciers, many of which are no longer …

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Isle Royale National Park, Michigan

A few facts about Isle Royale: It is the least visited national park in the continental United States. It is one of the only national parks in the US which totally closes in the winter, which explains why it gets so few visitors. The average length of stay in the park by visitors is the …

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Haleakala National Park, Hawaii

Located just one island over from Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park on the island of Maui, Haleakala is Hawaii’s second national park. Haleakala is a dormant volcano which reaches over 10,023 ft (3,055 m) above sea level. What makes it more impressive is that the base of the volcano….is at sea level. It is one of …

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Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Of the 59 sites with a national parks designation in the United States, the oddest of the bunch has to be Hot Springs National Park. Hot Springs isn’t a park in any real sense of the word. Not only is it the smallest national park by area, but the biggest attraction also has nothing to …

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada/Arizona

Overview Lake Mead National Recreation Area is located in southern Nevada and western Arizona along the Colorado River and Lake Mead, which is the reservoir created along the Colorado River by the Hoover Dam. It also included the smaller Lake Mojave which is created by the Davis Dam. It was the first National Recreation Area …

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Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Overview Rocky Mountain National Park is one of the most popular parks in the US National Park System, due to is close proximity to the city of Denver. It is a great representation of the Rocky Mountain ecosystem which can be found throughout much of Western Colorado. Getting to the park is very straightforward. The …

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