10 National Parks In The U.S. You Must Visit

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Known for its lush forests, diverse wildlife, and iconic fog-covered mountains, the park offers scenic drives, hiking trails, and historic buildings. In autumn, the vibrant foliage is a sight to behold.

Dry Falls at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park | Shutterstock

Yellowstone National Park

As the first national park in the world, Yellowstone features geothermal wonders such as Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring. Visitors can enjoy exploring geysers, hot springs, and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Tourist enjoying the view of Grand Prismatic Spring in Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park | Shutterstock

Zion National Park

Famous for its towering red rock cliffs, Zion offers thrilling hikes such as Angels Landing and The Narrows. The Virgin River carves through the canyon, creating a unique landscape. Stargazers appreciate the dark skies and celestial views.

Pine (Pinyon) tree growing atop a sandstone formation in Zion National Park | Shutterstock

Rocky Mountain National Park

A haven for outdoor enthusiasts, Rocky Mountain National Park boasts alpine lakes, snow-capped peaks, and diverse wildlife. Visitors can trek to Dream Lake, cruise Trail Ridge Road, and observe elk grazing in meadows.

Inside the Rocky Mountain National Park | Shutterstock

Grand Canyon National Park

The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon requires no introduction due to its immense size, colourful layers, and the presence of the Colorado River winding through the gorge, making it a must-see destination. Visitors can enjoy the breathtaking views by hiking the Rim Trail or taking a helicopter tour.

Night view of the Grand Canyon National Park | Shutterstock

Acadia National Park

Acadia combines a rugged coastline, granite peaks, and serene lakes. Cadillac Mountain offers sunrise vistas, while Jordan Pond invites visitors to enjoy popovers at the historic Jordan Pond House. Biking, kayaking, and birdwatching are popular activities.

Sunset over the Acadia National Park | Shutterstock

Glacier National Park

Glacier's pristine wilderness comprises glaciers, turquoise lakes, and dense forests. The Going-to-the-Sun Road offers breathtaking views, and hikers can explore trails such as Grinnell Glacier and Hidden Lake. Keep an eye out for mountain goats and bighorn sheep.

A scenic view of the Glacier National Park | Shutterstock

Yosemite National Park

Iconic granite cliffs such as El Capitan and Half Dome define Yosemite, where waterfalls, giant sequoias, and meadows complete the breathtaking landscape. Don’t miss Tunnel View, offering a panoramic view of Bridalveil Fall, El Capitan, and Half Dome.

The mesmerising Yosemite National Park | Shutterstock

Arches National Park

Arches is a breathtaking landscape of natural sandstone arches, balanced rocks, and fins. The most renowned feature is the Delicate Arch, but the park boasts numerous other formations. Experiencing the sunset at the Windows Section is truly enchanting.

Beautiful Arches National Park, United States | Shutterstock

Everglades National Park

The Everglades, the largest tropical wilderness in the U.S., is a one-of-a-kind ecosystem consisting of sawgrass prairies, mangroves, and cypress swamps. Visitors can explore the area through airboat tours, which offer glimpses of alligators, wading birds, and the renowned River of Grass.

An aerial view of Everglades National Park | Shutterstock

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