National Parks - West: WA, OR, ID, MT, CO

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Dramatic glacier-covered rugged mountains, a temperate rainforest, craggy rock-towered coastlines, giant sand dunes, ancient cliff dwellings, and steep sheer rock canyons. All of these landscapes, their history, and more are explored in this tour of the National Parks of the northern part of the Western region.

Video length: 27:07 minutes

Topics covered in this Video

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Formation of the National Park Service

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What makes a National Park special?

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North Cascades National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park

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Olympic National Park

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Crater Lake National Park

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Craters of the Moon National Monument

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Glacier National Park

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Mesa Verde National Park

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Great Sand Dunes National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison

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Videos in this Series

National Parks - West: Nevada & California

National Parks - West: Wyoming & Utah

National Parks - West: Alaska & Hawaii