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

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

Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge
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Tip & Tee: Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge

The Badlands of South Dakota was originally established as a National Monument in 1939. It wasn't until 1978 that it was finally designated a National Park. The Badlands has an open hike policy. This policy is unique in national parks. It allows visitors to go off trail to better enjoy the incredible geologic features as… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Badlands Cedar Pass Lodge

Wind Cave Box Formations
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Tip & Tee: Wind Cave National Park Tours

Wind Cave was designated a National Park in 1903 by Theodore Roosevelt. Wind Cave National Park is located in South Dakota near the Black Hills and shares a border with Custer State Park. Wind Cave National Park offers three different ranger guided walking tours. These tours are rated easy to strenuous based on the amount… Continue reading Tip & Tee: Wind Cave National Park Tours

Boxwork on the Wind Cave Fairgrounds Tour
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Wind Cave Fairgrounds Tour

Tom and Jesse Bingham came across an unassuming hole in 1881. As the story goes, the wind from this hole blew Tom's hat right off his head. A few days later, that hat was sucked in the hole by the wind. This hole was an opening to Wind Cave. Wind Cave National Park is the… Continue reading Wind Cave Fairgrounds Tour

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park
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Delicate Arch Hike: 6 Things to Know Before You Go

Arches National Park is home to over 2000 natural arches and boasts the largest concentration of arches in the world. Of all those 2000 arches, there is one that stands out - Delicate Arch. This arch gets more press than all the other arches combined. It is the star of both Utah’s license plate and… Continue reading Delicate Arch Hike: 6 Things to Know Before You Go

Badlands National Park
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Fun Fact: Badlands National Park Fossil Finds

Badlands National Park boasts one of the largest mammal fossil deposits in the world! Park visitors can even join in the fossil hunting fun. Badlands has an open hike policy, so you are not required to stay on designated trails! This policy, rare in a national park, actually encourages visitors to go off trail to search… Continue reading Fun Fact: Badlands National Park Fossil Finds