Glacier National Park Must-See Swiftcurrent Lake
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Glacier National Park Must-See

Glacier National Park is a spectacular combination of scenic vistas, alpine lakes, and mountain wildlife.  It is hard to choose just one Glacier National Park must-see sight. The obvious choice is the Going to the Sun Road. However, I'm going to just assume that one is a given. My selection for a Glacier National Park… Continue reading Glacier National Park Must-See

Crater Lake Must-See Phantom Ship
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Crater Lake Must-See

Crater Lake National Park is home to the deepest and purest lake in the United States. The cobalt blue water rests in a volcanic crater creating a scene that is perfectly picturesque. Rim Drive encircles the lake allowing visitors the opportunity to view the lake from various perspectives. However, keep in mind that this road… Continue reading Crater Lake Must-See

Redwood National Park Stout Grove
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Redwoods Must-See

The Redwoods are a bit unusual in that the park is actually a combination of both state and federal lands which are managed jointly. When I first started planning our trip to the Redwoods, I found this structure along with the layout of these areas to be a little confusing. If it is your first… Continue reading Redwoods Must-See

Mesa Verde National Park Cliff Palace
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Mesa Verde National Park Must-See

Mesa Verde is a really neat National Park in the Four Corners. It is located in Colorado about halfway between Durango and Cortez. Mesa Verde is a unique and special national park! The park contains numerous archaeological sites and the well preserved ancient cliff dwellings once inhabited by the Ancestral Pueblo people. Mesa Verde was… Continue reading Mesa Verde National Park Must-See

Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone National Park
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Yellowstone National Park Must-See

You might think that my must-see sight in Yellowstone National Park would be something like Old Faithful or Grand Prismatic. Nope. Now, don't get me wrong, you should see those iconic places. However, my Yellowstone National Park must-see sight is Mammoth Hot Springs. You might find Mammoth Hot Springs to be an unusual choice. Allow… Continue reading Yellowstone National Park Must-See

Mesa Arch Canyonlands National Park
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Mesa Arch Trail – Canyonlands National Park

Mesa Arch Trail is a short and easy trail located in the Islands in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park. This trail leads to an iconic view of Mesa Arch so named for the way it perfectly frames the mesa below. The trail is .5 miles round trip. There is a bit of an… Continue reading Mesa Arch Trail – Canyonlands National Park

Arches National Park Scenic Drive
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10 Highlights of the Arches National Park Scenic Drive

The Arches National Park scenic drive is the main highway which traverses this unique Utah park. Of course, the best way to experience Arches is to get out of the car and hike among the giants. However, if you are short on time, you can still see some amazing sights from the road. Arches is… Continue reading 10 Highlights of the Arches National Park Scenic Drive

Polebridge, Montana
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Tip & Tee: Polebridge, Montana

Most visitors to Glacier National Park enter the park via either the east or west ends of the Going to the Sun Road. And while the Going to the Sun Road is a must see, hopefully, you’ll have enough time in Glacier to check out the other amazing  areas of the park such as Glaciers… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Polebridge, Montana

Green River Overlook in Canyonlands
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Canyonlands Green River Overlook

Canyonlands National Park is located near Moab, Utah. This canyon might not be as famous as the big one, but it is no less spectacular! I actually like Canyonlands better! Canyonlands National Park is divided into 3 major districts: Islands in the Sky, the Needles, and the Maze. Islands in the Sky is the most… Continue reading Canyonlands Green River Overlook

Arches National Park Fiery Furnace
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Arches Fiery Furnace: Ranger Guided or Self Guided

The Arches Fiery Furnace is a restricted section of Arches National Park which is located near Moab, Utah.  In the Fiery Furnace, you'll experience a network of fins and sandstone formations which create a monstrous maze just waiting to be explored. You must have a permit or be with a ranger to enter the Arches… Continue reading Arches Fiery Furnace: Ranger Guided or Self Guided