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Rocky Mountain National Park (1)

  • View spectacular mountain scenery along America’s highest automobile road. Trail Ridge Road climbs to over 11,000 feet above sea level providing access to high alpine tundra.
  • Hike the park’s wild backcountry on a day hike or an overnight trip.
  • Rocky Mountain National Park has 78 mountains that exceed 12,000 feet in elevation.
  • Downloadable Park Map (PDF Format - 710K)

Grand Teton National Park (2)

  • Without foothills, the mountains of this park rise dramatically 7,000 feet above the valley floor to over 13,000 feet above sea level.
  • Learn technical mountaineering from one of the country’s oldest climbing schools - Exum Mountain Guides.
  • Hike the park’s alpine backcountry.
  • Opportunities to raft the Snake River
  • Learn about Mountain Men, Native Americans and the Rendezvous that occurred here in the late 1800’s.
  • Examine the impact of tourism on the region’s ecology, history and culture.
  • Downloadable Park Map (PDF Format - 645K)
  • Live Webcam Image and Current Teton Weather

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Yellowstone National Park
Alternate Yellowstone Website (3)

  • Visit the world’s first national park.
  • Yellowstone is the home of the largest collection of geysers and geothermal features in the world.
  • View one of the largest concentrations of wildlife in North America including elk, bison, mule deer, bighorn sheep, grizzly and black bear, moose, pronghorn, coyotes, wolves, mountain lions, beaver, trumpeter swans, eagles, and osprey just to name a few.
  • Opportunities to fish some of the best “blue ribbon” trout streams in the country.
  • Learn about the impact of visitors on the park and some of the techniques managers use to mitigate these impacts.
  • Visit Cody, Wyoming and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The center consists of four museums: The Buffalo Bill Museum, the Whitney Gallery of Western Art, the Cody Firearms Museum and the Plains Indian Museum.
  • Downloadable Park Map (PDF Format - 1.0M)

Missoula, Montana (4)

  • Experience the thrill of white water raft trip down the Clark’s Fork River.

Glacier-Waterton International Peace Park (5)

  • The world’s first international peace park has over 2,000 square miles of what John Muir called “the best care killing scenery on the continent.”
  • With some 650 lakes, dozens of glaciers and over 700 miles of trails, Waterton-Glacier is truly a hiker’s park.
  • Travel the “Going-to-the-Sun” Road considered by many to be one of the most spectacular drives in he world.
  • Glacier-Waterton offers some excellent opportunities to view wildlife. Grey wolves have been sighted in the area and the park is one for the last strongholds of the grizzly in the lower 48 states.
  • Downloadable Park Map (PDF Format - 645K)

Banff National Park (6)

  • Canada’s first national park, Banff offers spectacular scenery and outdoor opportunities.
  • Learn about the importance of the Canadian Pacific Railroad on the establishment of Canada’s national parks.
  • Visit Chateau Lake Louise, one of the top 10 resort hotels in the world, and hike up to the plain of the six glaciers.

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Columbia Icefield (7)

  • Covering 125 square miles, this icefield is the largest icefield south of Alaska.
  • Board an all-terrain vehicle that will take you out onto the Athabaska Glacier.

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (8)

  • On the return trip, visit the site of the Battle of the Little Bighorn where General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th U.S. Cavalry were defeated by several bands of the Cheyenne, Lakota Sioux and Arapaho on June 25-26, 1876.
  • Downloadable Park Map (PDF Format - 194K)

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