People visiting US national parks talk about their incredible beauty. America has 59 national parks which welcome every year millions of tourists from around the world, and all are operated by the National Park Service. Especially, twenty seven of the states have a national park with California having the most with nine.
National parks provide the ultimate escape to the most beautiful and geologically unique places in the nation. These are the 8 National Parks to visit.
8. Rocky Mountain
Rocky Mountain National Park is located in Larimer / Grand / Boulder counties, Colorado, United States and was first established as a National Park January 26, 1915.It is one of the country's most visited parks with over 4,500,500 visitors each year. The park includes 355 miles of hiking trails, 147 lakes, 77 mountains taller than 12,000 feet, and the opportunity to see elk, bighorn sheep and moose.
7. Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park is located in Garfield County and Kane County, Utah, United States and was first established as a National Park February 25, 1928. Every year, Bryce Canyon National Park, with its spectacular geological formations and brilliant colors, welcomes more than 2,300,000 visitors.
6. Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park is located in Teton County, Wyoming, USA and was first established as National Park February 26, 1929. Every year, it is visited by more than 3,200,000 people.
5. Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park is located in Coconino and Mohave counties, Arizona, United States and was first established as National Park on February 26, 1919.Unique combinations of geological color and erosion forms adorn a canyon that is 277 river miles (446km) long, up to 18 miles (29km) wide, and a mile (1.6km) deep. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park welcomes more than 6,000,000 visitors annually.
4. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is located in the states of Wyoming, Montana and Idaho and was first established as National Park March 1, 1872. It is the flagship of the National Park Service and a favorite to millions of visitors, more specifically it welcomes 4,200,000 visitors every year. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
3. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is located in Tuolumne, Mariposa, & Madera counties, California, U.S. and was first established as a National Park October 1, 1890. It is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. Each year it welcomes more than 5,000,000 visitors. It is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
2. Glacier National Park
The Glacier National Park, located in Flathead County & Glacier County, Montana, United States, was first established as a National Park May 11, 1910. The park includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals. Every year it welcomes more than 2,900,000 visitors.
1. Zion National Park
Zion National Park, located near St. George and Springdale in Utah, is 30 miles in length and 15 miles across at its widest point, totaling 148,000 acres. It was first established as National Park November 19, 1919. This National treasure is visited by more than 4,200,000 visitors every year.