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Seen from the roof of the nearby Hopi
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Seen from the roof of the nearby Hopi House, the El Toval Lodge sits just feet from the edge of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, in Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona. In 2005 the 100-year old lodge underwent a $4.6-million renovation.(Credit: AP, 2005)

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Top 10 national park lodges

When it comes to breathtaking scenery, Americans are blessed with a national park system that is the envy of the world -- 58 parks in total, encompassing nearly 52 million acres of dramatic landscapes that beg to be explored. And then there are the equally unforgettable lodges. These are our favorites.

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