The most beautiful national parks in the USA

The most beautiful national parks in the USA

The best of nature in the USA

In the US you will find some of the most beautiful national parks in the world. It's not just the oldest Yellowstone National Park or the largest canyon of the world – Grand Canyons, where you can catch your breath. Let us take a look at the most beautiful of them

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#1 Yellowstone national park

The oldest national park in the world

Yellowstone is the oldest national park in the world. It was founded in 1872. It is one of the coldest places in the USA and its position is over 2000 m. It is basically a supervolcano. But be careful, carelessness here does not apologize

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#2 Grand Canyon National Park

Park with the most monumental canyon of the world

The Grand Canyon National Park is located along the river Colorado. This mighty river is famous for breaking through the plateau of Colorado, creating a variety of impressive canyons (outside Grand Canyon in the river basin you will find Glen Canyon or Canyonlands). It is one of the most interesting parts of the West of the USA. Visitors mostly come to the so-called South Rim or North Rim

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#3 Yosemite National Park

The region between rock giants

Yosemite National Park is world famous for its magnificent granite rocks, waterfalls, redwood forests. In the Yosemite Valley you can find El Capitan - the highest rock face in the world, which is over 900 meters high. This California-based National Park was founded in 1890. Since 1894, it has been a UNESCO heritage site. There is also the largest waterfall in the US, but it is often dry in the summer.

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#4 North Cascades national park

Park full of lakes and glaciers

The North Cascades are located in the state of Washington. There are more than 300 glaciers and more than 300 lakes. The park is unique in its clean countryside, and it is visited by just over 20,000 people a year. The highest mountain is Goode Mountain (2 806m asl), the lowest is the Goodell Creek in 184 meters. It is already a purely mountainous national park.

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#5 Olympic national park

Three-faced park

Only few parks in the world can boast wth three unique parts, such as Olympic in Washington state. It has its coastal part, then it has part of the rain forests, which are the most rainy areas in the USA and then the mountain part. This is one of the most beautiful parks I've seen in the US. Another advantage is surprisingly low attendance.

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Bryce Canyon National Park
37.62, -112.167
2 332 m / 7 651 ft

#6 Bryce Canyon National Park

Canyon full of fairytale towers

Bryce Canyon despite its name is not a typical example of the classic canyon. It's basically a series of gigantic "amphitheaters" full of fairy rock towers on the eastern end of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, where individual river springs.

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Arches National Park
38.744, -109.499
1 473 m / 4 833 ft

#7 Arches National Park

The most beautiful rock arches of the world

Arches National Park is located north of the Colorado River near the provincial town of Moab. You will find here the most beautiful rock formations like the rock arches and bridges. Most of the viewpoints are available by car + there are beautiful hiking trails. The most beautiful and famous arch is the Delicate Arch.

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Zion National Park
37.257, -112.953
1 308 m / 4 291 ft

#8 Zion National Park

National park with a monumental valley

One of the most beautiful national parks in the world is the monumental valley of Zion. Above the bottom of the valley, the stunning rock walls rise. Here you will find some beautiful waterfalls. The whole area is full of hiking trails. The most famous place is the Narrows gorge, often impenetrable due to the high water status.

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#9 Crater Lake national park

Romantic volcano

The Crater Lake National Park is located in Oregon in the Cascade Range and the visitor center can be found with a small post office, probably due to the Pacific Crest Trail. Which is the longest, heaviest and wildest trail in the whole of America. Crater Lake is a remnant of the erupted volcano whose caldera has a diameter of 9 km and has become a lake. The volcano is still active and creates a new volcanic cone.

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#10 Glacier National Park

National park full of glaciers

The Glacier Park was founded in the US in 1910 (smaller part of this area lies in Canadian Alberta - here is called Waterton Lakes NP). It is a true paradise for alpine tourism. There are 1127 km of hiking trails. In the mid-19th century they counted 150 glaciers, now only a sixth remained. The historic road "Going to the Sun Road" passes through the park.

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#11 Mount Rainier National Park

The highest mountain in the state of Washington

Mount Rainier is the most dangerous volcano in the world (it is on the list of 16 most devastating volcanoes) and the highest mountain in the state of Washington with its 4,392m asl. The National Park was founded in 1899 and is the 5th National Park in the USA. The volcano retains large amounts of water in the form of glaciers.

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#12 Joshua Tree national park

Rock Formations and beautiful Joshua Trees

Just less than 200 kilometers east of Los Angeles is located a beautiful Joshua Tree National Park. Here you will find not only the desert and mountain views of the surrounding mountains, but also the beautifully rounded cliffs and the famous Joshua Tree. There are not only short walks from the parking lots, but also long hikes to the local wildlife.

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#13 Grand Teton national park

A rugged nature park

The park was founded in 1929, as an extension of the Yellowstone Park, which lies only a short distance away. Grand Teton is a massive mountain range with the highest mountain of the same name, Grand Teton 4 199m asl. There are over 320 km of marked trails. The park is notorious for its difficulty caused by high altitudes and extreme sudden weather fluctuations.

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Mesa Verde national park
37.185, -108.489
2 129 m / 6 985 ft

#14 Mesa Verde national park

The most beautiful Indian Puebla

Mesa Verde is tbale mountain with many canyons. You will find here the most beautiful Indian puebla in the whole of the United States. Most of them are exposed beneath huge rock overhangs that gave them great protection. Even riding along these mountains is a great experience. From viewpoints, you will see mountains in Colorado.

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#15 Death Valley National Park

The warmest place in the world

The Valley of Death is undoubtedly a beautiful and interesting park. Just really need to count on the immense heat. In 1913, the world's highest temperature was measured at 56.7 ° C. It is also possible to get below the sea level at -86 meters below sea level. Which is on the dried lake. And then it's nice to follow a sign when one gets above and below the surface. This is not the only thing the park has to offer. There are also dunes and deserts and special rock formations. belongs to the yo

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Sequoia national park
36.582, -118.751
2 093 m / 6 867 ft

#16 Sequoia national park

The place with the largest trees in the world

In the Sierra Nevada Mountains live the very old and the largest trees of the world - Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) live . At the site of their largest occurrence, the Sequoia National Park was declared. Here you will also find the largest tree of the world, General Sherman.

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Canyonlands National Park
38.47, -109.74
1 812 m / 5 945 ft

#17 Canyonlands National Park

The gigantic canyons area

The area of Canyonlands in Utah is for someone really to bleak and lifeless. It's actually a combination of two main canyons - the Colorado River and Green River and numerous smaller ones.

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison
38.575, -107.742
1 710 m / 5 610 ft

#18 Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Spooky-looking black canyon

Black Canyon of the Gunnison got its name due to the fact that in many places, the sunshine is just a few minutes during the day. Moreover, thanks to the rock in which it excavated operates really dark impression.

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Capital Reef national park
38.208, -111.206
1 755 m / 5 758 ft

#19 Capital Reef national park

The region of rocks and petroglyphs

Capital Reef National Park is one of the most extensive parks. It offers all of Utah's classic rock beauty: rock bridges, deep gorges, and colorful rock formations. In addition, there are significantly fewer tourists than the more famous national parks around.

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#20 Redwood national park

The Highest Trees on Earth

Redwood National and State Parks (RNSP) is a group of four parks in northern California in the United States. This area consists of the Redwood National Park and Del Norte Coast, Jedediah Smith and Prairie Creek State Parks. The total size of reservation is 542 km2. The park has 45% of Sequoia sempervirens - the highest tree on Earth.

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White Sands National Monument
32.787, -106.326
1 200 m / 3 937 ft

#21 White Sands National Monument

Good night, white beauty ...

Somewhere far, hidden between the mountains, there is a bloody bride. It's all in white, as the brides are usually, and it's also a little treacherous and mysterious. We women are like that. But whoever falls in love with it will discover unimaginable beauty.

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43.206, -113.5
1 507 m / 4 944 ft

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37.037, -112.72
1 791 m / 5 876 ft

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38.532, -123.003
69 m / 226 ft

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