#1 Yellowstone National Park from The Absolute Best National Parks

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#1 Yellowstone National Park

Location: Wyoming

Ranking Score: 89.5

“Not only is this the world's first national park, but within its 2.2 million acres you'll find the world's largest collection of thermal features, a kingdom of wildlife representative of that which existed long before it became a national park, and incredible backcountry trails—both for hiking and paddling. Yellowstone draws millions each year, and its front-country can be incredibly crowded in July and August, but head down a trail, paddle across a lake, or return in winter to confront temperatures falling to -40º F, and you'll encounter experiences not soon forgotten.”

—Kurt Repanshek

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