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10 Wonders of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park holds one of the nation’s richest collections of natural wonders. With its geothermal features, abundant animals and more than 2 million acres of sprawling wilderness, Yellowstone is one of North America’s greatest assets. Here’s our guide to 10 of the park’s most iconic spots.

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

This awesome canyon carved by the Yellowstone River is 20 miles long and up to 1,200 feet deep. Its most famous and widely photographed feature is Lower Falls, where the river tumbles 308 feet — twice the height of Niagara Falls — before striking the canyon floor with such force that it sends foam and mist hundreds of feet upward, dampening the rocks so constantly that bright green moss grows high above the water. As the water races on and finally stops foaming, it looks green but, in reality, it is totally clear, and the river's color is from algae and moss.

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