Best US National Parks

At present, 63 national parks in the United States attract more than 300 million visitors per year to fascinating characteristic marvels and exceptional landscapes. Please find below the top 10 national parks in the US. Why and when to visit them? This collection has been made with the consensus of both travel specialists and continuous park visitors.

Yosemite National Park – Firefall

1. Yosemite 

California’s most famous public park highlights impressive cascades, such as Yosemite Firefall, Vernal Fall and Bridalveil Fall. It also features unique granite rock formations such as Half Dome and El Capitan. Whatever your plan looks like, do not miss the Outlook View Tunnel, which offers a breathtaking view of the Yosemite Valley. What’s more, the idyllic lookout spot is relatively easy to reach.

Bison walking near Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone
Bison walking near Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park

2. Yellowstone

Even though Yellowstone did not have the remarkable prestige of becoming the world’s first national park, the 2,2 million-acre park could undoubtedly stand on its own with its rich biodiversity attractions and emotional geography. Here, visitors will get lost in the opulence of Yellowstone’s many lakes, mountains, buffalo-filled valleys and, of course, its unparalleled geysers and hot springs. To avoid crowds that often overwhelm the park, you intend to visit in April, May, September or October.

Trail of the Cedars in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA
Trail of the Cedars in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA

3. Glacier National Park

Water and mountains distinguish this national park, which covers two mountain ranges and contains over 700 lakes across Montana. Take full advantage of the park’s extensive hiking trails, and be sure to reach popular points like the Cedars Trail and the Iceberg Lake Trail. Certain activities that travellers can enjoy include a ride along with such like a trip to the unique Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park,

Hiker in Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA
Grand Canyon

4. Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is so spectacular that even high-quality photography doesn’t do justice to the majesty of the park – you simply have to see it in person. The 18-by-277-mile UNESCO World Heritage Site provides ample hiking opportunities and the chance to raft the Colorado River. The sandy beaches of the Havasu Falls are also a must-see attraction. For a brief break from the tourist crowds, travel to the less-visited North Rim.

Canyon in Zion
Canyon in Zion National Park

5. Zion National Park

This Utah National Park is a wonderland for enthusiasts. Hike Angel’s Landing, which takes you up an almost 1500-foot natural staircase, or treks The Narrows, a 10-mile walk through the Zion Canyon’s thinnest portion, allows hikers to navigate uphill via the Virgin River. For a less vigorous tour of the area, take a trip in your car through the 57-mile Zion Canyon Scenic Path, which takes you past several of the park’s most spectacular attractions.

Panoramic view of Grand Tetons national mountain range
Grand Tetons

6. Grand Teton National Park

Jackson Hole’s high country is an exotic dreamscape imploring for exploration. Once home to farmers and fur trappers, the park now offers more than 200 miles of trails that weave through the meadows, lakes, and perhaps the park’s most astonishing attribute, the rugged, snow-capped peaks of the Grand Teton mountainous region. The Cascade Canyon Path offers the best of the splendid topography of the park.

Bryce National Park
Bryce National Park

7. Bryce Canyon National Park

Hoodoos are the odd-shaped columns of the rock standing by the effects of corrosion, and Bryce Canyon is home to the world’s largest set of mountain peaks. Located in southern Utah, the approximately 35,835-acre park provides a range of trekking opportunities. Although the Bryce Canyon has been the most common in the summer, former visitors say the park’s snow-covered scenery is an unparalleled view.

Panorama of Arches
Arches National Park

8. Arches National Park

Formed in 1929, Arches National Park occupies almost 77,000 acres in eastern Utah. Amusingly formed sandstone structures adorn each sight, and the patterns make the park an ideal location for hikers and photographers. Tourists can find 2,000-plus arches in the park; the most common to see are the Landscape Arch, the Delicate Arch and the Double Arch.

Longs Peak and Glacier Gorge reflecting in blue Bear Lake on a calm Summer morning, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA.
Longs Peak at Bear Lake

9. Rocky Mountain National Park

The Rockies are earning a lot of praise for their ease of access. Located just around 70 miles north of Denver, the region makes it convenient for a day trip. Nevertheless, you might spend several days roaming the park. The Rockies’ spectacular scenery is one of the books, with 355 miles of scenic trails, 147 lakes, and 118 peaks over 10,000 feet tall. If you’re short on time, the Emerald Lake Trail is a famous trek that’s less than five miles away and promises spectacular alpine views.

This is sunrise from Haleakala Volcano Summit located at Haleakala National Park. These are the cloud formations over the top of the volcano.
Haleakala Volcano Summit – Sunrise

10. Haleakala National Park

Travel to this Maui National Park and enjoy one of the finest sunrises on the continent. The name of this Hawaiian park translates to “home of the sun,” and it’s easy to see why, after you’ve entered the visitor centre, fellow travellers gather to experience the spectacular sunrise. Other notable endeavours include exploring its bevvy of spectacular waterfalls and hiking inside the crater to enjoy the vivid terrain.

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