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The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler

Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

Road Trips

Crater Lake National Park

Location: Oregon

Established: May 22, 1902

Size: 183,224 acres

Few forget their first glimpse of Crater Lake on a clear summer's day—21 square miles of water so intensely blue it looks like ink, ringed by cliffs towering up to 2,000 feet above. The mountain bluebird, Indian legend says, was gray …

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Autumn Bull Moose

Bison w/Calves

Scouting spring

Splish Splash!

Acadia National Park

A rugged mix of mountains, rocky coast, and swirling surf make Acadia a magical park/Colleen Miniuk-Sperry

Editor's note: This is a special

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moon and half dome

Great Sand Dunes in Morning Light

Afternoon Strorm at Great Sand Dunes NP

Zion National Park

Moose - Rocky Mountains

Observation Point, Zion National Park.

Yosemite National Park, California, United States

Smoky Mountain National Park

Sunset on the Forest Path

Evening Drive Joshua Tree NP

bisons hanging out at yellowstone national parc

Grand Teton National Park

Bison can help you put the Tetons in perspective/Deby Dixon

I have never been much of a landscape photographer and am ashamed to admit that during my …

Grand Teton National Park

Top of Texas

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Alert Bears

The Big Room

Big Thompson River

Rocky Mtn. Natl. Park - 7

Brice Canyon National Park: Navajo loop, Utah, USA

Waterfall At Sinawava

First Snow

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