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How many days should I set aside for touring Glacier, Yellowstone and Grand Teton NPs, excluding travel time between parks?
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Glacier National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Ancient Cultures, Auto/Motorcycle, Wildlife Watching, Food/Dining, Guided Tours, Photography, Touring
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You would easily enjoy at least 4 days in Yellowstone; 1-2 days in the Tetons and at least another 4 days in Glacier...all can easily take lots more days to enjoy; but to see the minimal and hike a little; visit museums and visitors centers, I'd say at least the amounts I listed above. All are absolutely gorgeous parks by themselves!! Enjoy! I am jealous!

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GaryL
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I would allow at least 2 full days for each park, probably 3 days to be on the safe side. There's so much to see at these parks that anything less than 2 days simply isn't enough, depending on what you want to do. If it's worth the time going to each place, it's sure worth it to spend enough time to see it all. Don't try to rush through everything because you'll miss out on lots of things. It's also a good idea to have a lantern on hand powered with batteries in case you run out of daylight hours.

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Observations in an Occupied Wilderness: Photographs by Terry Falke

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What can we do in Glacier Nat'l Park on May 10-11, 2011? Thanks! Ann
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Rich

That early in may, sadly, not much. The park opens most operations in late may, but if you'll be in the area anyway, the NPS keeps a list of contacts for the chambers of commerce in the nearby gateway communities:

http://www.nps.gov/glac/planyourvisit/nearby-chambers-of-commerce-websites.htm


If you're not dead set on Glacier, and want some more options, you might want to look into Yellowstone. While the park isn't fully open until late may, like Glacier, popular sites in the park begin opening for spring/summer season in late april, so you might have more options.

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CM
If we have 3-4 days, do you recommend spending it all in Glacier National Park in Montana, or splitting it between there & Waterton, Canada?
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With only 3-4 days at the park, it's best to choose just a few areas of the park to explore. There's so much to do and see at Glacier that you can always plan a return trip to see the northern reaches of the park!

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OSJ
Is the annual pass for just one person or a family?
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The America The Beautiful Pass (click here to purchase) is good for one vehicle, no matter how many passengers, and is valid for presentation by two people.  So the whole family can enter the park on one pass, so long as you enter together!


Have fun.

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George Washington & Jefferson Nat'l Forests : Sun in the Dark Woods at Pandapas Pond- George Washington and Jefferson National Forest
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Grace
Mariposa Grove will be closed on 24-26 Nov 2010?
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Hi Grace,

You're in for a treat.  Yosemite is in full swing (including Mariposa Grove) during Thanksgiving week.  In fact, it's a beautiful time to be there.  If you're in need of a place to stay, consider the Evergreen Lodge and see this link for their Thanksgiving activities.


Have fun!

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browning
We are going in March 2011, how's the biking?
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There are beautiful roads throughout the park where road surfaces are smooth smooth, winding, with gorgeous canyons and cliffs all around you.  The popular part of the park, where most of the favored scenic spots are located, is the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. 

If you finish Zion Canyon and you are looking for more, try out the Kolob Terrace Road.  You will see fewer park visitors, cars, and the western side of the park- all to youself!  This road is much less frequented than Zion Canyon, and worth a good foray.  There will be a few steep climbs on this side; but where you go up, you will also come down!

There is not any mountain biking in the park.  If you wish to mountain bike in Utah, the area outside of Moab that is not National Park land will allow mountain biking, and is famous for it.  I know of no National Parks that allow mountain bikes off-road. 

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Yosemite : Gold in hand
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I visited Ellis Island & Statue of Liberty in Sept. While there, I lost my Senior Life time Pass. What do I need to do to get it replaced?
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Unfortunately, lost park passes (Golden Eagle, America The Beautiful, etc...) are not recoverable.  For privacy reasons, the Department of Interior does not keep records of individual purchases and therefore would not be able to verify.  The nice thing is that the senior lifetime pass as you know is only $10, quite possibly the best deal going in this country!

For more information on passes, rules and FAQ's visit the USGS site here:
http://store.usgs.gov/pass/general.html

 

 

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