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The perfect dozen: Embark on one of these 12 treks, and turn America's most iconic preserves into your own private paradise.
The only thing better than Yellowstone in summer? Yellowstone in winter. Picture herds of bison and elk, low-hanging steam shrouding evergreen forests, gem-hued pools blazing amid the snow-dusted landscape—and savoring it all in solitude.
Yellowstone National Park, Montana
This half-mile of backcountry geysers is among the best 100 miles of trail in the whole national park system.
Take advantage of the park's quieter winter season on this 9.4-mile snowshoe trek through wooded hills to an expansive plateau with endless snowy views.
Explore canyons and sageland in Yellowstone's backcountry on this 18.5-mile hike near the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Take a tour of multi-colored hot pools and a crater-like geyser on this easy-going, 0.4-mile boardwalk stroll in Yellowstone's Black Sand Geyser Basin.
This 13.3-mile backcountry trek in Yellowstone National Park travels to a rocky beach (and campsites) in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Walk the rim of Yellowstone National Park's Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone on this 6.4-mile hike that showcases five-star views of Upper and Lower Falls.
This 4.4-mile out-and-back traces the south rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone for postcard-worthy views of Upper and Lower Falls.
Spend a few nights in Yellowstone National Park on this 23.1-mile out-and-back complete with lakeside campsites and spectacular summit views.
Connect a series of memorable thermal features, such as Whale's Mouth, Whirligig Geyser, and Black Growler Steam Vent, on this easy, 0.9-mile loop in Yellowstone National Park's Norris Geyser Basin.
Link two backcountry lakes, a plummeting waterfall, and a billowing fumarole on this 6.7-mile loop near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Visit the black sand beaches of Shoshone Lake, the largest backcountry lake in Yellowstone National Park, on this scenic 6.1-miler just minutes from Old Faithful.
This easy 5.8-miler tours a veritable geyser Hall of Fame in Yellowstone National Park before culminating with views of the legendary Old Faithful.
Link Shoshone Lake to Lewis Lake on this 11.1-mile loop in Yellowstone National Park.
Trace the rim of Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone on this 4.8-mile out-and-back that features a plummeting waterfall, a small wooded lake, and five-star, across-the-expanse views.
Beat the crowds and enjoy the company of distant mountains and wildlife on this moderate, 7-mile loop in the northwest region of Yellowstone National Park.
See bears, elk, and the remote terrain of the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone on this 44-mile trip.
A forgotten explorer's route leads to 42-mile off-trail adventure--with several peak bagging options--and bona fide solitude in Yellowstone National Park.
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