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Top National Park in the Rocky Mountains: Yellowstone National Park
Aerial view of Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

Aerial view of Grand Prismatic Spring; Hot Springs, Midway & Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

© Jim Trodel via Flickr

President Theodore Roosevelt preserved the first national park and even dubbed a 52-mile stretch as the most scenic in the U.S. He was right.

Yellowstone is simply America’s most iconic park. Its most famous landmark,Old Faithful, is a sight to behold but the park offers much more than its popular identity of hot springs and geysers.

Much of the land is covered with rocks and lava flows, yet it spans miles of lakes, rivers, and mountain ranges, making it one of the earth’s largest ecosystems. Visitors are at the center of a wildlife sanctuary containing hundreds of species of popular and endangered animals. Whether you are hoping for picturesque views of bison grazing the land or unbelievable thermal features, Yellowstone is a must-see.

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