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40 Stunning Photos of National Parks Covered in Snow

These breathtaking pictures from the National Park Service prove that America is a real-life winter wonderland.

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Winter on the moon

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The uniquely shaped lava fields at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve in Idaho gave the park its name, but they turn into a winter wonderland when the snow falls. (Check out these spectacular photos of America's national parks.)

Mist over the West Virginian mountains

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New River Gorge National River stretches for 53 miles through the hills of West Virginia.

Snow-capped rocks in Arizona

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Snow doesn't stay long on the Chiricahua National Monument except at its highest elevations. (Here are secrets park rangers won't tell you.)

Lonely, snowy coyote

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Wind Cave National Park in North Dakota is home to native wildlife like elk, prairie dogs, and coyotes.

The ultimate collection of Christmas trees

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Seven types of conifer (cone-bearing) trees grow in Rocky Mountain National Park, including Colorado blue spruce and Douglas fir—two of the most popular types of Christmas trees.

Snowstorm aftermath

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Just one snow storm can leave several feet of snow at the Fossil Butte National Monument in Wyoming.

Even Maui gets snow

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Views like this at Haleakala National Park are rare since snow doesn't fall every winter and only sticks around for a couple of days. (Here's what to know before booking that Hawaii vacation.)

New snow on Ramshead Lake

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Ramshead Lake may be one of more than 100 lakes in Grand Teton National Park, but it sure provides a pretty wintry backdrop.

Pristine Alaskan mountains

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With steep elevations and windy conditions, the Harding Icefield Trail in Kenai Fjords National Park is not for inexperienced hikers, but its views are hard to beat.

Buffalo plowing through snow

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Buffalo have continuously lived in Yellowstone National Park since prehistoric times.

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