If you are a nature lover these national parks are an absolute must see at least once in your life.
1. Zion National Park
Located in southwestern Utah, Zion National Park is a gorgeous area distinguished by its vast expanse and steep red cliffs. Zion is also home to over 1,000 different species of plants ranging from tall cottonwoods growing along the river to towering pines and firs shading the higher elevations. The most impressive part of Zion however is the numerous rock formations which are a truly sight to behold.
2. Acadia National Park
One of Maine’s primary attractions, Acadia National Park is filled with a vast array of wildlife, woodland, granite peaks and rocky beaches. On its 47,000 acres of free land it even contains the Cadillac Mountain and a bayside town too.
3. Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is a true gem in Montana because of its massive scale. With its deep range spanning over 1,500 square miles Glacier National park is defined by its glacier carved peaks and valleys. One of the nicest parts of glacier is that it is very inviting for backpacking, camping and cycling.
4. Grand Canyon National Park
The 15th oldest national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon National Park is nothing short of stunning. From the Colorado River to the tip of the Skywalk this northern Arizona treat is worth the experience.
5. Grand Teton National Park
If you are into mountaineering, hiking, backcountry camping or fishing then the Grand Teton National Park is for you. Located in northwest Wyoming this particular park is a favorite because of its close proximity to Yellowstone National Park making for a great two in one adventure.
6. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is magnificent simply because of its sheer beauty. It is one of the few national parks that has tons of color and draws more than ten million visitors yearly.
7. Olympic National Park
Located on the coast of Washington the Olympic National Park is a bit offbeat but still completely gorgeous. What makes it so popular is because of its unique diversity from its multiple ecosystems consisting of things such as the dramatic peaks of the Olympic Mountains to the old-growth forests and ocean beach on the peninsula.
8. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is as big as it is beautiful. The vast expanses blended together with the stunning forest and rocks makes it a great destination. That is not including the lakes and gorgeous waterfalls either.
9. Yellowstone National Park
As I mentioned earlier one of the biggest draws to Yellowstone is its relationship to the Grand Teton National Park. That isn’t the only reason however. The reason why Yellowstone is visited by over four million people annually isn’t simply because of its location but rather due to its craggy peaks, explosive geysers, alpine lakes, deep forests, and abundance of wild animals. It is also the first national park in the world too.
10. Rocky Mountain National Park
As you would imagine the Rocky Mountain National Park is located in Colorado. So what makes this special then? Well for those of you who have never been to Colorado this park is a spectacle to behold with its deeply connected ecosystem consisting of countless lakes, mountains, alpine tundra and wetlands too.