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The 7 Best National Parks in the United States…

Almost 280 million people visit National Parks in the U.S. each year.

And it’s no surprise.

The U.S. is home to a whopping 59 National Parks across 27 states.

But of those 59, just seven rise above the rest for their stunning scenery and unique natural elements.

Find out which national park made the cut and why…

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Watch the Iron Man in Idaho

If you thought running a marathon was tough, try competing in an Ironman race in Idaho.

These people get their butts kicked in three different ways and a full marathon is just one of them.

Even if you are not competing, the Ironman race in Coeur d’Alene is a joy to watch, just as much for the scenic surroundings as for the intensity of the competition. Continue

Yellowstone National Park Volcano; Idaho, Wyoming, Montana

Each year, millions of people willingly visit an active volcano for the scenic beauty, wildlife and geothermal activity.

Yellowstone, the mother of all National Parks, stretches for 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 sq km) and features lakes, canyons, rivers and mountains that were formed by the activity of a supervolcano (also called a Caldera) over the past 17 million years.  Today, Yellowstone is a dynamic ecosystem situated on an active volcano, fueled by half of the world’s entire geothermal activity.

Yellowstone was recognized as the first National Park in the world in 1872 after many explorers and artists helped the area gain exposure.

People from across the globe flock to the park for a number of fun activities for people of all ages and physical abilities.

Be sure to give yourself ample time to see and explore all of the parks wonders that span into three of the United States including Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. Continue

Winter Fun in Sun Valley, Idaho

There’s nothing like cruising down the mountain with fresh powder flying in your face.

Sun Valley is Idaho’s famed Ski Resort, which was and still is, frequented among A-list celebrities from the United States and Europe.  With exquisite lodges, internationally acclaimed dining and nightlife that doesn’t quit until the sunrises, Sun Valley is a playground for all ages.

“Sun Valley” consists of the alpine ski and snowboard areas of Bald Mountain and Dollar Mountain.  Bald Mountain, sometimes referred to as “Baldy” was created in 1936 and is the main ski area, while Dollar Mountain is a newer area targeted towards beginner and intermediate skiers. Continue

Fishing the Main River; Salmon River, Idaho

Renowned as the “River of No Return,” the Salmon River in central Idaho leads up to its name.

Waters flow 425 miles (684 km) and fall 7,000 feet (2,134m) from the mountain pass at Galena Summit down to the confluence with the Snake River.

The Middle Fork section of the river flows for over 100 miles (161km) and is arguably the best catch and release fly fisheries in the United States.Continue