Explore the Rocky Mountains Through These National Park

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The Rocky Mountains are a vast and varied playground. Every year, the mountain range attracts hundreds of thousands of skiers, mountain bikers, and outdoor enthusiasts who come to explore the 3,000 miles of trails that wind through the peaks and valleys. 

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The Rocky Mountains divide North America in two, with the aptly named Continental Divide running right down the center. There are 13 National Parks in the Rocky Mountains, with 9 in the US and 4 in Canada. 

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The Rocky Mountains, often known as the Rockies, span 3,000 miles from western Canada to the US states of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Arizona.

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Spanning more than 2650 square kilometers, Banff National Park is Canada’s oldest national park, established in 1885. The park is located in the province of Alberta and is the most visited National Park in Canada.

Banff National Park


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Established in 1872, Yellowstone National Park is located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The park spans more than 8983 square kilometers and is home to the Old Faithful geyser.

Yellowstone National Park


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Established in 1910, Glacier National Park is located in Montana and spans more than 1 million acres. The park is home to about 25 glaciers, including Grinnell Glacier, one of the most popular trails.

Glacier National Park


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The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, Jasper National Park spans more than 11000 square kilometers. Located in the province of Alberta, Jasper is Canada’s second most-visited National Park.

Jasper National Park


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Established in 1929, Grand Teton National Park is located in Wyoming and spans more than 310,000 acres. The park is home to the Grand Teton, the tallest mountain in the park at more than 4000 meters.

Grand Teton National Park


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