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Laramie’s Top Five
Go on a guided or self-guided tour of this historic prison site built in 1872. For three decades, it housed some of the West’s most notorious criminals. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it’s the only prison to have housed Butch Cas
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The Frontier
On your way through Colorado, you’ll want to explore Rocky Mountain National Park filled with high peaks, gorgeous lakes and a trail for every ability. It’s about an hour-and-a-half drive northwest of Denver. For tips on what to do, see pages 26-27.
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Follow Your Trail
In Park City there’s a trail for everyone, and there’s no better time to discover them than summer. If you’re an outdoor enthusiast head to White Pine Touring, a one-stop shop for local advice, gear and rentals. Then, hit the city’s 400-plus miles of
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Plains Stop
Headed to the Black Hills and want to learn about northern Plains Indian culture? Visit the Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center in Chamberlain, S.D. Start on the museum’s east side, moving clockwise to find exhibits on Native American life pre-Europ
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Warm Waters
Hot Springs lives up to its name. Nestled in the heart of the Black Hills, residents of this area have been taking advantage of the healing springs for thousands of years. The Lakota called the warm waters “wiwila kata.” Start at Evans Plunge Mineral
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3 Stops
Founded in 2012, this brewery is housed in a historic bank building built in 1888. Referred to as The Vault, this popular watering hole with award-winning beers uses Montana malt and local spring water in its brews. Stop for a pint and chat with loca
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Editor’s Note
Working on this magazine amid a global pandemic has made me think about vacationing in Yellowstone in profoundly different ways. I am remembering simple moments with razor-sharp clarity. Like breathing in the sweet smell of sagebrush near the iconic
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Uncrowded Oasis
Looking to avoid the crowds and see one of the country’s most spectacular national monuments? Head to Vernal, Utah, to see Dinosaur National Monument. On foot, you’ll find unmistakable dinosaur bones — more than 1,500 — in the monument’s sandstone wa
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Go Local
Go back in time at the 160-acre American West Heritage Center in Wellsville, Utah. You’ll find interpreters in period clothing to help you learn about pioneer life in the Mountain Man Camp, mock-pioneer settlements and a working farm straight from 19
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West Side Story
Discover insider tips of what to do here, including the best places to see rodeos and do horsepacking trips. It’s at 60 S Main St. in Driggs, Idaho. From the North Teton Canyon trailhead, do the strenuous 11-mile roundtrip Table Mountain hike, which
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Seattle's Top 5
It’s touristy, but even the locals love this market lined with little shops tucked away in a labyrinth of narrow walkways. When it’s wet out, the crowds thin out and it feels more authentic. Right next to the entrance, eat at DeLaurenti, an Italian d
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Dude Ranch Respite
If you’re searching for a sense of wellness this year, a vacation at a dude ranch is the perfect opportunity to relax in nature, unplug and get away from it all. When you stay at a dude ranch, you’ll experience cowboy life firsthand. While riding hor
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4 Tips
Pack a spare and make sure it’s properly inflated and has solid tread depth. Before your road trip, check your battery’s charge. Heat saps its strength, so make sure you have a full charge, especially driving in Grand Teton National Park. Inflate eac
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BRAND AND CONTENT DIRECTOR Tori Peglar 303-253-6314 tpeglar@nationalparktrips.com ART DIRECTOR Hernán Sosa PHOTOGRAPHER Grant Ordelheide DIGITAL PRODUCER Gloria Wadzinski LEADS AND FULFILLMENT MANAGER Karen Kelley SINGLE COPY SALES NPS Media Group SR
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Sand And Sun
There are few things as striking as the glistening white sands in southern New Mexico, so stop here to experience this vast field of dunes yourself. White Sands National Park is the world’s largest gypsum dune field, which spans 275 square miles. It'
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Old Meets New
Cheyenne, Wyo. is the place that first sparked a love for the Old West in me at eight years old. What was probably a normal level of horse-craziness for a little girl got kicked into overdrive the first time we stopped at the Terry Bison Ranch just o
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Wild West
Built in 1902 and named after Buffalo Bill Cody’s youngest daughter, this historic hotel is open for tours, overnight stays and dining. Head to Silver Saddle Saloon to order a cold Buffalo Bill Beer and admire the original cherry wood bar Queen Victo
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Boom Town
In 1896, this tiny town nestled into the folds of Montana’s gentle hillsides produced a quarter of the world’s supply of copper and half of the United States’ supply, according to the Mining History Association. Take a Butte Trolley Tour to learn abo
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The Five Yellowstone Entrances
Closest to Cooke City, Mont., and its sister village Silver Gate, this entrance gives you the best access to Yellowstone’s legendary Lamar Valley where grizzlies, black bears, bison and wolves roam. The tiny outpost of Cooke City (year-round populati
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Grizzly Encounter
When a family of four was half-a-mile down a trail in Yellowstone in 2018, a female grizzly raced out of the vegetation nearby. Unbeknownst to them, she had at least one cub with her and her protective mother instincts were on high alert. As the 10-y
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Insider's Tips
Visit MyYellowstonePark.comto find out where to stay and what to do during your vacation. Interested in exploring other national parks? Check us out at NationalParkTrips.com. Join us for our online National Park Night Skies Photography Workshop. Wit
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Go Big
When you drive through the towns of Southeast Montana, like Billings, Glendive and Miles City, you’ll notice that the skies are big. Like, really, really big. Big Sky Country isn’t just a moniker for the endless daytime blues. It also means that when
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Into The Wild
About 94 wolves roam in eight packs in Yellowstone, with about 450 wolves in the greater Yellowstone area. Highly social, they hunt elk, deer and bison. In 1995, the first 14 wolves from Canada were reintroduced. SEE THEM: In Yellowstone, wolf packs
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Essentially Salt Lake
With 60 national and state parks within a few hours, Salt Lake City is literally ringed by skiing, hiking and biking trails. Head to Snowbird to ride the aerial tram up 2,900 feet to the top of Hidden Peak or drive to the Utah Olympic Park to ride on
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Southeast Idaho Gems
Tucked into the rolling green hills of southeast Idaho, you’ll discover a couple of off-the-radar gems worth exploring. Immerse yourself in world-class hot springs in the quaint town of Lava Hot Springs. In the heart of town, soak in five wonderfully
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Erica’s Photo Tips:
Landscapes should be broken down into sections. Try breaking your landscapes down into thirds — foreground, midground and background. This will help accentuate the focal point and guide the viewer’s eye through the scene. Choose how much sky and fore
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East Side Stops
The best way over the Bighorn Mountains on the way to Yellowstone is U.S. Hwy. 16, known as the Sweet 16. Passing through Ten Sleep, it’s also known as the safest route because of the road’s gentle curves and lower-grade hills. For the camping enthus
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What To Pack
Celebrate Yellowstone in style. A portion of the profits from this t-shirt support Yellowstone Forever, the nonprofit fundraising organization for the park. $42; parksproject.us This midweight layer treated with odor-reducing Polygiene is great for
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Casper’s Top Seven
Experience everything Casper, from its 100-year-old art scene to local music and food at the 5150 Festival in August. FUN FACT: 5150 is Casper’s elevation. Independence Rock was an important landmark for west-bound pioneers. Countless names of pione
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The Big Six
Unlike the world-renowned expert climbing routes in the Tetons, the Via Ferrata makes mountain climbing accessible for families and individuals looking for adventure. Accompanied by a guide, you’ll secure yourself to cables and move across a mountain
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