Highlighted below are some of the most visited US National Parks:
Yellowstone National Park: The very first national park in the world, Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, and covers territory in three states: Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. The park is one of the most visited natural attractions in the country, and is most famous for Old Faithful, its well known geyser, as well as many other geothermal features. Yellowstone offers a rich variety of wildlife, including grizzly bears and herds of bison.
Glacier Bay National Park: Located outside of Juneau in Alaska, Glacier Bay is famous for its many glaciers. The park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, accessible only by ship or plane, which helps preserve this area and protect it from development. Glacier Bay National Park is home to wildlife including grizzly and black bears, moose, deer, and sea life like seals, sea lions, dolphins, whales, salmon, and more.
Yosemite National Park: Central California's Yosemite National Park covers parts of the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Yosemite Valley. This park is known for its waterfalls and Giant Sequoia redwood trees, its wild mountain scenery, and its variety of wildlife.
Grand Canyon National Park: One of the most visited natural attractions in the world, the Grand Canyon is located in Arizona. The park offers spectacular views of the canyon landscapes and the Colorado River that flows through the canyon.
Denali National Park: Denali National Park, located in the Alaska Range, includes North America's highest peak, Mount McKinley, and is home to bears, caribou, sheep, moose, and many types of birds.
Canyonlands National Park: Located in Utah at the confluence of the Colorado and Green Rivers, Canyonlands National Park offers some of the most breathtaking views of the outlying canyons and gorges. The park is separated into four major areas, called the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers.
Arches National Park: Also located in Utah, Arches National Park is named for the more than 2000 natural sandstone arches created by the process of natural erosion. The desert landscapes are home to such wildlife as bighorn sheep, mountain lions, reptiles like the Western rattlesnake, and plants like the prickly pear cactus.
Everglades National Park: Located in the state of Florida, Everglades National Park consists of a unique tropical ecosystem of vast marshlands, lush with saw grass and cypress trees. The park is also home to alligators, crocodiles, panthers, and over 300 species of birds.
Last Updated On : January 16, 2013
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