Best National Parks in the United States


The United States is home to some of the most awe-inspiring natural wonders on Earth. From the deserts of Death Valley to the mountains of Glacier, these national parks offer countless opportunities for adventure and exploration. Here are my top ten picks for must-see national parks in the USA:

Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon National Park is the most visited national park in the United States, and with good reason: it’s one of the most spectacular places on Earth. Located in northern Arizona, this 446-kilometer (277 mile) long gorge has been carved by millions of years’ worth of erosion from the Colorado River. The canyon can be up to 29 kilometers (18 miles) wide and 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) deep at its deepest point – which is pretty impressive!

The Grand Canyon has numerous hiking trails ranging from easy strolls along its rim to challenging treks down into its depths. Hikers should be aware that temperatures vary greatly depending on where you are; it can get hot during summer months but freezing cold during winter months!

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is a national park located in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, in eastern Central California. The park covers an area of 761,268 acres (3,021.68 sq mi), making it one of the largest protected areas in the United States. Established in 1890 as a state park and later designated as a national park on October 1, 1890, Yosemite is also one of the oldest parks in America.

Yosemite’s vast wilderness area includes more than 2 million acres (8,000 km2) that are protected within its boundaries; 90{a6d4e250f4dbd7c38290d51a301669b0b15c2bd58d8474132f85a8137f152abc} of this land remains undeveloped and provides habitat for many plants and animals that occur nowhere else on Earth.[3] The park contains giant sequoia groves,[4] which are among its most famous features;[5][6] they have been protected within large tracts called grove units since 1889.[7][8] Other popular attractions include El Capitan[9], Half Dome[10], Bridalveil Fall[11]–all pictured above–and Horsetail Fall[12].

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the United States, and it’s also one of the largest. Located in Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho (and parts of Utah), this expansive preserve boasts over 2 million acres of land–enough room for a whole lot of wildlife!

Yellowstone is home to an impressive variety of animals including bison, elk, moose and black bears–to name just a few species. And if you’re lucky enough to visit during spring or summer months when there are fewer tourists at Yellowstone National Park then you’ll have even better odds at seeing some wildlife up close!

One thing that makes Yellowstone so unique is its geysers: hot springs that erupt periodically into streams of boiling water or steam rising from underground chambers beneath them. There are over 10 000 geysers within Yellowstone National Park which means there’s always something interesting happening around every corner!

Arches National Park

Arches National Park is a must see in the USA. It’s located in Utah, near Moab. Arches is one of the most popular national parks in the country and it’s easy to see why: it has 2,000 natural sandstone arches! The park has been named one of America’s “most incredible places” by Smithsonian magazine and was designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1986 by UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization).

Zion National Park

Zion National Park is located in southwestern Utah, near the city of Springdale. It features dramatic sandstone cliffs and canyons, including some of the most scenic hikes in America.

The park was established in 1919 to protect its natural beauty and cultural resources from commercial exploitation or damage by ranchers who grazed cattle on public lands nearby. Hiking trails lead through slot canyons that have been carved out by rushing water over thousands of years; hikers can also climb Mount Carmel (7000 ft) for views of Zion Canyon below or Angels Landing (750 ft), which juts out from the edge of a plateau overlooking the main canyon floor below.

Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake National Park is a United States National Park located in southern Oregon. It features Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the country at 1,949 feet. The park was established by President Theodore Roosevelt in 1902 as part of his effort to create wildlife refuges around the country and protect land from development.

From 1894 to 1896, Mount Mazama erupted twice–first with an eruption that destroyed much of what was then called Mount Shasta (now Mount Scott), and then again with a larger eruption that created Crater Lake itself.

Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is located in Montana, on the border with Canada. It’s known for its glaciers and pristine wilderness.

The park has over 700 miles of trails to explore, including several easy hikes that are great for families or first-time visitors looking to get their feet wet without too much effort. If you have more time on your hands and want an adventure, try hiking one of the more challenging trails like Avalanche Lake or Going-to-the Sun Road–they’re both worth it!

There are also a variety of activities available at Glacier National Park: boat tours through Waterton Lake (which is part of both parks), scenic drives along Going-to-the Sun Road (the most visited road in North America), horseback riding through backcountry trails…or just relax by taking advantage of their many campgrounds!

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park is located in the Mojave Desert in Southern California, about 160 miles from Los Angeles. It’s famous for its Joshua trees, which grow only there and in Arizona; their name comes from an old Native American legend that says they look like people reaching up to heaven. The park also has several other unique plants and animals that you won’t find anywhere else in the world!

You can hike trails through sand dunes or go horseback riding through desert scrublands–and if you’re feeling adventurous enough to brave Death Valley’s scorching temperatures (it’s one of hottest places on Earth), take a trip down Badwater Basin where you’ll find salt flats stretching out into infinity under a clear blue sky…or at least until they disappear into nothingness due to heat distortion caused by elevation change!

There are plenty of campsites available within Death Valley National Park so make sure you book ahead of time if possible; otherwise just make sure not too late since spaces fill up quickly during peak season (March-November). During summer months expect high temperatures between 100-120 degrees Fahrenheit so bring plenty of water along with sunscreen before heading out onto any trails throughout your visit – especially those with steep inclines!

These national parks are a must see in the USA

National parks are a must see in the United States. They showcase some of the most beautiful and diverse scenery, wildlife and natural resources in America. National parks are great for hiking and camping trips as well as other outdoor activities like boating, fishing and horseback riding.

These national parks have been listed according to their location on a map so you can find them easily if you’re planning your next big adventure!


The USA has some of the most beautiful national parks in the world. These are just a few of them, but I hope they inspire you to visit them!

Sammy Conteh

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