Ten National Parks to See Before You Die

By CNTraveler.com - 2014-07-21T17:46:04Z

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Yellowstone National Park

Wyoming / Montana / Idaho

Yellowstone is a wonderland of geothermal phenomena and wildlife.

Size 3,470 square miles (one-third the size of Vermont).

Pedigree Testimonials of artists and photographers helped convince Congress to preserve Yellowstone.

The Easy Way The two loop roads connect most of the highlights, from Old Faithful to Tower Fall.

The Hard Way Alpen Guides lead you beyond fellow bipeds into true wilderness (800-858-3502; tours from $75).

Creature Feature Lamar Valley is "America's Serengeti" for a reason.

Avoid Peak times at Artist Point.

Etc. yellowstonenationalpark.com

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