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National Park Spotlight: 20 Beautiful Photos From Yellowstone National Park

Have you explored the first ever national park?

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The national parks are America's greatest idea and Yellowstone National Park was the first ever park to be given such an honor. Does that mean Yellowstone is the greatest of America's greatest ideas? Well, maybe, but who's keeping score? All we know is Yellowstone is as beautiful as any location on the planet and belongs at the top of your adventure bucket list. Not to mention, if you go ASAP, you'll get FREE admission during National Park Week! If that hasn't convinced you, maybe these 20 photos from adventures in Yellowstone will do the trick:

Hike the Wapiti Lake Trail to Grand Canyon of Yellowstone

Photos: Jon King

Explore Midway Geyser Basin

Photos: Daniel Brittain

Hike above Grand Prismatic Spring

Photos: Chase Dekker

Capture the Sunset on the Yellowstone River

Photos: Eric Schuette

Capture Sunset on the Yellowstone River

Photos: Bryony Richards-McClung

Stand Up Paddle Excursion in Yellowstone National Park

Photos: Sean Jansen

Photograph Wildlife in Lamar Valley

Photos: Brynn Schmidt

Cover photo: Daniel Brittain

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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