National parks are the best way to seek adventure and fun at the same time. Check out the most popular parks in the United States and plan the next trip to your favorite place as these parks have heart throbbing natural formations, views, and wildlife.
1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
It is America’s most famous national park which has a large number of visitors in 2017. Extended across the borders of Tennessee and North California, it is full of animal and plant life, Appalachian mountain culture and outstanding skiing trails.
2. Grand Canyon National Park
Situated in Arizona, the big size of Grand Canyon is sufficient enough to gaze at, but its high edges, deep ravine and winding Colorado River below creates an alarming impression as well. With such spectacular views, many people get married there.
3. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite in California in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains is famous for its towering old giant trees and amazing Bridalveil Fall prospects. The granite cliffs of Half Dome also bring in rock climber from across the world.
4. Rocky Mountain National Park
With more than 300 miles of hiking trails having outstanding views, 415 square mile Rocky Mountain is the best place to visit during any season.
5. Zion National Park
Zion Park is situated in southwest Utah and is home to sheer sandstone cliffs, forest trails, and narrow canyons along with the Virgin River. The wind flow and the emerald pools of Zion give a spectacular deep green color.
Zion is also famous for the best rock climbing in the United States and best news for the fitness freaks and adventure seekers
6. Yellowstone National Park
Set in year1872 by the president Ulysses S. Grant, this park is the first in the world that includes more than two million acres land and is the home to the thousands of miles of geysers, wildlife, waterfalls and hiking trails.
7. Olympic National Park
Olympic Park is famous for its excellent coastal, mountain and forest ecosystems that combine to create this natural wonderland with the Olympic Coast of Washington.
It is also an International Biosphere Reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site making it a living laboratory for the visitors and scientists.
8. Acadia National Park
Acadia Park is located right at the Atlantic on the Mount Desert Island of Maine that features plenty of deserted beaches, great shorelines, forests, lakes, mountains, inlets, ponds, and bays.
Apart from this, you will find superb ecosystem and beautiful nature. The dark skies are ideal for viewing the fantastic starry nights that could be one reason for the many visitors who visit there.
9. Grand Teton National Park
It is the park set in just outside Jackson Hole (Wyoming), a place which is mainly famous during the winter season when ski fever takes over the area. The Tetons are an outdoor paradise for the lovers and are known for the campaign, hiking, and mountaineering along with canoeing and kayaking during summer.
You can also explore the craziness of snowshoeing and also visit ski resorts or take part in the cross-country skiing via this fantastic national park during snow.
10. Glacier National Park
Set in the year 1910, Glacier National Park is also known as the crown of the continent. It is made of a wide range of mountains that were built by the ancient ice rivers. In fact, the park is the home to forests, glaciers, forests and spectacular lakes.
11. Arches National Park
This park in Dan Blackburn features 2,000 plus sandstone arches built by the millions of years of soil erosion. The amazing formations in the park include Balanced Rock, Delicate Arch, and Landscape Arc. Apart from the heart throbbing views, the park visitors will find many campgrounds and hiking trails.
12. Mt. Rainier National Park
Rainier park set in 1899 at a towering of the 14,410 feet is the USA’s old national park. In the summer season, you will find beautiful wildflowers everywhere, and during spring the waterfalls reach their highest point.
13. Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua tree national park is the home to the fantastic collection of first-class rock climbing, wildflowers, and magnificent rock formations.
It consists of approximately 800,000 acres which have 501 archaeological sites, self-guided nature hikes, 88 old structures, and 700 vascular plant species.