Top 5 US National Parks to Visit

Top 5 US National Parks to Visit

America’s national parks are some of the greatest the world has to offer. They’re typically kept up well, sprawl over vast landscapes, include gorgeous scenery, and protect some of our precious wildlife. Visiting at least one is a must for all US citizens and a major recommendation for any visitors from abroad looking to see the real America. See them by train with America By Rail, take a camping trip, hike through, and just take a day visit. With 58 to pick from, however, choosing the best ones is a difficult task. Whatever your pleasure, we’re here to help with our picks for the 5 best.

5. Denali National Park and Preserve

This park and preserve is Alaska’s greatest tourist attraction. As one of the US’s greatest tourist states, that’s a major compliment. It’s 6000 acres of wilderness includes Mount McKinley, the tallest mountain in North America. Flying tours offer great views of the park’s seemingly endless forests, lakes, and mountains. Despite Alaska’s reputation for the cold and lack of sunlight, this park will show you that the landscape is more than abundant with life despite everything, and summer brings it all out ten-fold.

4. Glacier National Park

Montana itself is one of the centerpieces of America’s beauty, but the national park that calls the state home compares to few. The park includes hundreds of lakes, mountains, and glaciers (of course). We place this on our list for many reasons, but a major reason includes the ticking clock on the park’s main attractions. In 1850, 150 glaciers sprawled out across the park’s landscapes, but only 25 remain today with predictions marking 2030 as the last year glaciers will exist there at all.

3. Acadia National Park

Those who stand in the park, specifically near Cadillac Mountain on Mount Desert Island, receive a special gift. Each morning the people gathered there are the first people in all the United States to see the new day’s sun. This park is for those who love the sea as much as they love expansive wilderness. Lining Maine’s shoreline, the park includes rocky isles, sheltered coves, and beautiful ocean views in addition to its pine forests and meadows in its 50,000-acre expanse.

2. Grand Canyon National Park

Few would doubt this famous landmark’s home would make this list. The Grand Canyon itself if one of the most famous landmarks in the world, and is so big that it can be seen from space. The Colorado River powers through the clay-colored stone at the base of the 5,200-foot canyon. The white-water rafting the river has to offer is some of the best there is, and it comes with views unlike any other. Whether viewing the canyon from the top or the bottom, what you see won’t soon leave your mind.

1. Yosemite National Park

Some say Yosemite National Park offers more wonder and natural beauty in a single minute than any other park in the world could offer in a whole day. It is America’s crown jewel national park, including some of the most important landmarks in the United States. These include the famous smooth wall of El Capitan, the tallest waterfall in North America, and mountains that compare to none. The park offers incredible hiking trails, roads perfect for touring, bike trails, kayaking and canoeing, and much more.

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