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Where is this on highway 24/highway 12 in Utah?

I have been trying to find out where exactly this location is. A Google maps marker or coordinates would be great.
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Can the southwestern forest in Vancouver Island be accessed by car?

Can the red area be accessed by road? I ask NOT about Ucluelet because it can. I do not know how, and so use purple arrows, to highlight roads on Google Maps; but please tell me if you do! All roads ...
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What exactly are the differences between a National Park and a National Forest?

In the United States, most big national parks are surrounded by national forests. I know that you can do "dispersed camping" in the National Forest, but not the National Park, but other than that, ...
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Avoiding crowded times in southern Utah national parks and monuments

Frequent advice to avoid crowds when visiting national parks in the USA is to travel outside summer (example: (1), (2)). However, some parks have more visitors in May than in July or August. For ...
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Is the train station of Aiguafreda, Spain ever served?

While planning a trip, I saw that to access the Montseny Park, near Barcelona, one can take a train to the town of Aiguafreda. However, on Renfe website, the train services website, I cannot find ...
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How late are Canadian parks open in fall?

Travelling one week from Montreal to Toronto in the week before Halloween. I read there is a thing called "Indian summer" with wonderful colors through the country. But friends told me national parks ...
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How to prepare for a trip to the Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park?

I'm a huge mountain fan and I'd really like to go to the Half-Dome in Yosemite National Park. Since today I only did some hiking tours in the Alps and therefore I don't really know what I should ...
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Is Badlands unique or are there similar parks to go Dinosaur fossil hunting?

Thinking of taking my kid on to look at some fossils. I am definitely planning a visit to the Badlands to go dinosaur bone hunting but are there other parks or places similar to this?
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What are crowds like in Banff and Jasper in July?

I am planning a trip to Banff and/or Jasper in mid-late July. I am unfamiliar with the area and in early stages of planning. My question is, what are the crowds like in the towns/parks at that time ...
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Park accessible by public transport in Eastern Canada in October

I'll likely travel to Canada this autumn and I would like to go on a multi-day hike. I have however no car. Is there any park (national, provincial, ...) in Eastern Canada (Ontario, Quebec, New ...
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Camping in national parks in Sri Lanka

Can you just take a tent, take some food and stay for a few days in national park in Sri Lanka? First of all is it legal to do so? For example are campfires allowed? And if it is legal is it safe? Are ...
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Where are campgrounds located within Kopaonik National Park, Serbia?

I'm probably going to hitchhike from Niš, Serbia to Kopaonik National Park. I've done some searching and it seems I can camp there and that there are no fees, but I cannot find any specific points ...
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How to buy U.S. national park pass

I've read that you can buy a pass valid in almost every National Park for $80, called 'America the Beautiful'. Some sources state that you have to buy regular entrance tickets and keep every single ...
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Travelling to Himalayan National Park or Nanda Devi Reserve in Monsoon

I will be arriving to New Delhi in 15th August and this is a rainy time in Delhi as well as certain other parts in northern India. Is it safe to travel to any one of these two national parks in the ...
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Channel Islands National Park - transport and accommodation

I recently noticed these islands off the coast of California on google maps, and was surprised as I've never noted them before. I'm wondering what methods there are to get there (I've found a day ...
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Visiting the Plitvice Lakes National Park in April

Has anyone been to the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia in the second week of April? I have seen some pictures of the National Park when it's not very green, and the place doesn't seem to be ...
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Getting to Terelj National Park from Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

I have one day left in Mongolia, and would love to get to Gorkhi-Terelj / Terelj National Park for the day. However, the only info I can find on getting there is on: http://wikitravel.org/en/Gorkhi-...
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In the US, what is the difference between a national park and a national monument?

Apparently Craters of the Moon National Monument wants to become a National "Park" instead of a monument. We know that a national forest is USDA vs. Interior, but what difference does it make if an ...
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How should I travel from Khao Sok National Park to Ko Yao Noi in Thailand?

I understand there is a local bus from Khao Sok back to Phuket, then a ferry to Ko Yao Noi. There also appears to be minibus running from Khao Sok to Krabit, and then a ferry. Looking at map, it ...
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How to access Killarney Provincial park (Ontario) by public transportation

There is near Sudbury, Ontario a provincial park called Killarney Provincial park. According to this answer there is a bus that runs, sometimes, to access it. However this bus seems to only run a few ...
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Camping in Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in Bolivia

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Amazon Basin, and is said to have an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. I've been looking for some information on how ...
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Visiting a National Park in the United States

I have never visited a National Park before, and I am interested in both Cabrillo National Park and the Joshua Tree National Park. How does it work? Can I drive in them or are there public ...
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Camping in French National Parks

'Wild camping' is permitted in France, but not in national parks, according to this question. How strictly is this enforced, and what are the consequences of camping in the a national park? Are ...
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Does the Vietnam Phu Quoc National Park allow visitors to camp on the grounds?

We (group of two) want to travel to Phu Quoc Island, arriving at Bai Thom (north), rent some mountain bikes and travel through the National Park to the south of the island. Is there a possibility to ...
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How can I get from Sausalito to Muir Woods on Friday?

I mean really, it's only eight miles. Here's our plan: Take a ferry from our hotel in SF to Sausalito on Friday, June 12. It can be any time on Friday, I don't really care. Get from Sausalito to ...
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When, if ever, is the visitor center on Santa Cruz Island (Channel Islands National Park) open? Is there a ranger present?

Is there a visitor center on Santa Cruz Island, Channel Islands National Park? If yes, what are the opening times for this center? According to the NPS website on Visitor Centers in Channel Islands ...
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What's the cheapest way to get from Edmonton International Airport to Jasper national park?

Some private companies offer ~$80 rides directly from the airport to Jasper, while Greyhound charges ~$40 from the city (Edmonton) to Jasper. Currently it seems that the cheapest option would be a bus ...
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How many tents per campsite in US national parks?

I'm planning to stay at the Dorst Creek Campground at Sequoia National Park 2 weeks from now. I made a reservation (through www.recreation.gov) for a campsite. The offical site says that six people ...
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Daintree National Park as a backpacker

I will have 2.5 days to visit Daintree National Park from Cairns (and get back there). What are the possible itineraries to do it as a backpacker (and keep the costs down)? I have seen many tours ...
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Mosquitoes in Plitvice National Park

Are mosquitoes prevalent in Croatia's Plitvice National Park? At least in July. My guidebook has a few warnings about Zagreb but doesn't say anything about the park. Usually places with water and ...
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Visiting national parks in the USA in Jan-Feb [closed]

I would like to know what National Parks are suitable for a young couple (30's) who travels for a 1 week in the USA. The only constraint I can think of is the winter of the late January - early ...
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Is the Hidden Valley Trail in Joshua Tree National Park toddler-friendly?

I'm planning to go to Joshua Tree National Park with my wife and 2.5 year-old daughter. I would really like to go to this Hidden Valley Nature Trail. It has great reviews all over the place, it's ...
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Transportation from Zadar to the Plitvice Lakes national park and then to Split

I will be in Zadar in april and I'd like to visit the Plitvice lakes national park for a day, and then travel from the park to Split. Is this possible by public transportation? Can someone recommend ...
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Yellowstone in a Day (with Elderly Mother)

On Sunday my Mother (75) and I will be driving from Jackson Hole, WY through Yellowstone and then on to Cody, WY. I've been through Yellowstone on a sort of hurried weekend a while ago - she has ...
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Tennis courts inside or near Kruger National Park

I know there is a golf course inside Kruger National Park (South Africa), but does anyone know if there is anywhere to play tennis either inside the park or nearby?
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Any recommendation for two adults for one day tour from Las Vegas to Zion and Bryce canyon national park

I would like to travel to Zion Park and Bryce Canyon, for a whole day from Las Vegas and return on the late evening to Vegas. I would like to get out from the hotel in the early morning and return on ...
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Free parking in Springdale, UT?

I will be visiting Zion National Park in September. I read that the best option is to stay in Springdale and simply walk to one of shuttle bus stops, leaving your car at the hostel. However, ...
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Least visited National Park - Memorial Weekend, N. California

I understand that parks such as Yosemite are expected to reach a visitor peak on the upcoming memorial day weekend, and are thus best avoided if one does not enjoy hiking in a crowd. What national ...
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Could I reach Ichkeul national park with public transportation?

In Tunisia, the Ichkeul national park is located in the area of Menzel Bourguiba, north of Tunis. Is it possible to access it by public transportation? It is OK to walk a few kilometers to access it, ...
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Olympic National Park Rain Forest in April

The visitor center at Hoh is weekend-only until June. Is this because the forest is no fun or hard to walk in, or because not very many people show up? I will be close enough to consider a trip in ...
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What are some good companies that offer Canadian tours in the Rockies or the Maritimes? [closed]

There are a lot of good companies out there which offer group tours in South America, Asia and Africa. I am looking for something similar but for Canada. The itinerary I am looking for is something ...
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Motorcycle type/class for the back of an RV

My partner and I are taking a RV trip through the U.S. and are planning to put a motorcycle on the back of the RV on the hitch. We are looking for a motorcycle that: Is not too long as to stick out ...
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Bandipur national park opening dates?

I am trying to find opening dates for bandipur park in India. I have not been able to find them, does anyone here know? Is there also a Web page where one can book safaris in the park?
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Camping facilities in Yellowstone and Grand Teton

I'm going to be visting eastern Idaho for work in July. I'd like to take the time at the weekends to visit the National parks of western Wyoming - Yellowstone and Grand Teton. As it's pretty high ...
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Trip to the Everglades National Park [closed]

I am going with my wife on a one week cruise in January from Ft Lauderdale. I arrive in the US and Ft Lauderdale a few days before the cruise for a quick visit to Key West. I was first thinking that ...
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Great Himalayan National Park in August: how are the roads? [duplicate]

I plan to travel Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in August by road (from Delhi). But I am not sure if its the right time to visit the hills during rainy season. How are the roads to GHNP? Can a ...
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Trekking tips to Langtang [closed]

I'm thinking of trekking toward Langtang, Nepal. As i don't have much knowledge of the really place and about trekking. I with my team have planned to move at the end of march. so any one who has ...
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Visiting Badlands National Park in November [closed]

I happened to book a flight to Denver to see a friend. I decided to visit Badlands National Park as it is 6-7 hours drive and I've never been to Great Plains before. As the trip is this weekend, I'm ...