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Where to go next!?

Long Island, New...
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Where to go next!?

Maybe someone here can recommend where I can go next! Loved our time at Yellowstone but not ready to repeat right away

Glacier Nat’l Park ?

Crater Nat’l Park ?


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Salt Lake City, Utah
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1. Re: Where to go next!?

If you haven't been to.the Canadian Rockies, then go to Banff, Lake Louise and Harper. With enough time, you could add Glacier.

Long Island, New...
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2. Re: Where to go next!?

Thank you! I think that’s where I was leaning towards

Spery, Iowa
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4. Re: Where to go next!?

If going to Glacier then go after first of July when Going to the Sun Road should be open.

Check on Canadian forums for info on damage in parks from wildfires last year.

New York City, New...
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5. Re: Where to go next!?

Agree that Glacier should be on anyone's life list for the natural sights of the U.S./North America. It's my second favorite park so far after Zion. I would advise crossing the border to spend some time in Waterton Lakes on the same vacation. Book a year in advance.

If the wildlife was a main draw, I would also get to Denali in Alaska at some point if you can swing it. I saw alot of Grizzlies and Moose last September, along with a few Caribou and considerable number of Dall Sheep (although you'll want binoculars for them since they stay on the cliffs).

We could probably be of more help if you could tell us what it was you loved so much about Yellowstone. It's a park with several different strong points.

Chicago, Illinois
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6. Re: Where to go next!?

I'd definitely say the Canadian Rockies. I'm not sure how much time you'd allocate, but I'd hit up Banff National Park, Jasper National Park (my favorite) and Yoho National Park. You could certainly add Mt Robson and Kootenay depending on time. The sheer size of it all is amazing. The scenery is just over the top spectacular. The lakes colors alone are so special due to their glacier pigments. Add in snow peaked rocky mountains and wildlife everywhere and it's easily my favorite!

Long Island, New...
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7. Re: Where to go next!?

Thank you everyone. Will be looking at July or August nexts summer. Think I’ll focus on Glacier , Banff and Lake Louise ! I can go for 12 days if needed!

Ravena, New York
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8. Re: Where to go next!?

Banff is very crowded in the summer. Waterton National Park is the place you want to go. It's laid back and is incredibly beautiful.

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9. Re: Where to go next!?

I love Glacier and the Canadian Rockies. One of my best camping trips was a long road trip from the east, out to NM and then up through Yellowstone, Glacier and into Canada. Fabulous trip! On another trip we alternated KOA Kamping Kabins with the fancy railroad hotels. Chateau Lake Louise was one of my very favorite places to stay. Definitely worth a splurge!


Norman, Oklahoma
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10. Re: Where to go next!?

While you can certainly have a great trip without hiking, I felt like Glacier was best experienced by hiking each day of our trip. Otherwise I think we would have seen most of the park accessible by roads in just a day or two.

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