Yellowstone was America’s first national park. It received such recognition in 1972, about 34 years before the United States Service was organized to maintain and protect the historical sites that are located all over the country. Today, there are about 59 national parks in the U.S. And while each of them has its own distinct attraction, we chose ten of the best that boasts majestic views and untainted nature.
Bryce Canyon National Park
Found in Utah, the Bryce Canyon boasts tall red rocks and horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters. The place is especially enthralling in early dawn and at sunset.
Denali National Park
Denali National Park is a choice destination for those who want to see the world from the top. The place is surrounded with green landscapes, rocky terrains, and snow-covered mountains.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park
For anyone who wants to have a primitive experience, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a must-visit place. It is home to two active volcanoes – the world’s largest, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea.
Glacier National Park
Established in 1910, the Glacier National Park has 25 active glaciers that are constantly movie due to melting and climate change. It has more than 700 miles of hiking trails, which include the 50-mile walk that offers wondrous views of Montana.
Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is famous for its hidden waterfalls, majestic views, rocky fields, and glacial lakes. It is a perfect destination for every rock climber and backpacker as it offers countless options like the iconic Half Dome and El Capitan.
Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone, the world’s first national park, is noted for the Old Faithful Geyser. Aside from that, it features an array of impressive lakes, rivers, canyons, and mountain ranges. It is also home to the Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Located in Colorado, the Rocky Mountain National Park has over 300 miles of hiking trails. It boasts mountain peaks that reach up to 14,259 feet.
Death Valley National Park
Despite its name, the Death Valley National Park is one distinct place that if full of extremes. Though it is located partially below sea level, it is surrounded with stark desserts and snow-capped mountains.
Everglades National Park
Everglades National Park is the third largest national park and the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It was created for the purpose of protecting the fragile ecosystem in the area. It is now home to about 36 endangered species, such as the American crocodile, the West Indian manatee, and the Florida Panther.
Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Located in New Mexico, the Carlsbad Caverns National Park is the perfect place to look at the night skies in an odd way. Its highlights are the 119 enchanting caves, formed by sulfuric acid at the limestones.