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Glacier National Park — July 29, 2019

Glacier National Park

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Duration: 07/20/2019-07/25/2019

Outline: Logan Pass – East Glacier – Many Glacier (Grinnell Glacier) – West Glacier – Fishing

Keyword: Road trip; Grinnell Glacier; Logan Pass; Wildflowers; Fishing

Glacier National Park, which is also called the “Crown of the Continent”, is located at northwest area in Montana. It’s on the US-Canada border and is a sister park to Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. The visitation to Glacier NP has increased dramatically during the past 3 years, compared to the first time when it hit 1 million visitation in July 2017.[1] It’s probably because scientists have estimated all glaciers may disappear by 2030.[2]

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Denver – Rocky Mountain NP – Great Sand Dunes NP — October 21, 2018

Denver – Rocky Mountain NP – Great Sand Dunes NP

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Duration: 09/01/2018-09/06/2018

Outline: Denver – Rocky Mountain NP (2.5 day) – Great Sand Dunes NP (1 day) – Denver

Keyword: Road trip; Hiking; Alpine; Sand Dunes

Colorado is an ideal destination for people who likes traveling. Aspen Mountain is the holy place for skiing in winter. Four national parks (Rocky Mountain, Great Sand Dunes, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Mesa Verde) provide most diverse and gorgeous scenery. Multiple rivers, lakes, and mountain streams let Western Colorado become one of the best destination for fly fishing.

The idea of visiting Colorado just came in mind 10 days before the planned setting off date. I have thought about this popular place for many times, but it’s really hard for me to find a two-three week vacation to cover all places in one trip. Then I just decided to break it down to several small trips. This blog recorded the days I spent in Denver, Rocky Mountain NP, and Great Sand Dunes NP during Labor Day Holiday.

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Mammouth Cave NP – Wild Cave Tour — August 18, 2018
Las Vegas – Death Valley – Zion — June 30, 2018
2017 Christmas Trip (US 1 Highway + Yosemite NP) — February 1, 2018