- Condor encounters There are only 240 California condors alive in the wild today, and Pinnacles is home to more than 30 of the critically endangered bird.
- Cave exploring The park contains two talus caves—a unique type of cave formed when boulders fall into narrow canyons, creating ceilings, passageways, and small rooms.
- Hiking the pinnacles There aren't many roads, so the best way to see the otherworldly rock formations of the ancient volcano found in the middle of the park is to hike the over 30 miles of trails.
- Climbing sans crowds The park's newbie status and remote location means it gets a lot fewer visitors than parks like Yosemite, leaving the hundreds of rock-climbing routes crowd-free.
- Star appeal Far from cities and smog, the park is a popular star-gazing destination, especially during the annual Perseid meteor shower.
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