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Best National Parks for Wildlife Spotting

You don't need to go on safari to see wild creatures up close—just head to one of these U.S. national parks.

Glacier National Park, MT

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Known to Blackfeet Native Americans as the Backbone of the World, this park's million acres encompass glacier-carved mountains, approximately 200 lakes, and pristine forests. One of North America's largest grizzly populations makes its home here—along with lynx, mountain lions, white-tailed deer, moose, mountain goats—and more than 270 species of birds, including bald and golden eagles.

Viewing Tip: Grizzlies are common on the trail near Garden Wall, while moose congregate in streams and meadows at lower elevations.

Best National Parks for Wildlife Spotting

Glacier National Park, MT

Known to Blackfeet Native Americans as the Backbone of the World, this park's million acres encompass glacier-carved mountains, approximately 200 lakes, and pristine forests. One of North America's largest grizzly populations makes its home here—along with lynx, mountain lions, white-tailed deer, moose, mountain goats—and more than 270 species of birds, including bald and golden eagles.

Viewing Tip: Grizzlies are common on the trail near Garden Wall, while moose congregate in streams and meadows at lower elevations.

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