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The 10 Best National Parks in the USA


10. Olympic National Park
Olympic National Park is a United States national park located in the state of Washington, in
the Olympic Peninsula. The park has four basic regions: the Pacific
coastline, alpine areas, the west side temperate rainforest and the forests of the drier east
side. U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt originally
created Mount Olympus National Monument on 2 March 1909. It was designated a national park by President
Franklin Roosevelt on June 29, 1938. The park has a variety of attractions like
tide pools and glaciated mountains and overlooks the wettest area of the continental US. 9. Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park and Preserve is a national park and preserve located in Interior Alaska,
centered on Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Mount McKinly, the tallest mountain in North
America, can be found in Denali State Park. 8. Rocky Mountain National Park
Rocky Mountain National Park is a national park located in the Front Range of the Rocky
Mountains, in the north-central region of the U.S. state of Colorado. It features majestic mountain views, mountain
lakes, a variety of wildlife, varied climates and environments�from wooded forests to
mountain tundra�and easy access to back-country trails and campsites. Longs Peak and Bear Lake are among the popular
spots to visit in Rocky Mountain National Park, which is also inhabited by cougars,
black bears, and bighorn sheep. 7. Bryce Canyon National Park
Bryce Canyon National Park is a National Park located in southwestern Utah in the United
States. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon,
which despite its name, is not a canyon, but a collection of giant natural amphitheaters
along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures
called hoodoos, formed by frost weathering and stream erosion of the river and lake bed
sedimentary rocks. The area in Utah, settled by American Indians
and later Mormon pioneers, has a giant natural amphitheatre and hundreds of hoodoos. 6. Grand Canyon National Park
Grand Canyon National Park is the United States’ 15th oldest national park. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979,
the park is located in Arizona. The park’s central feature is the Grand Canyon,
a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders
of the World. The name says it all: Grand Canyon National
Park is home to the 277 miles long canyon. 5. Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park in northwestern Wyoming. At approximately 310,000 acres, the park includes
the major peaks of the 40-mile-long Teton Range as well as most of the northern sections
of the valley known as Jackson Hole. It is only 10 miles south of Yellowstone National
Park, to which it is connected by the National Park Service-managed John D. Rockefeller,
Jr. Memorial Parkway. Home to the Jackson Hole valley, the park
is best known for its glacial, sage-covered valley. 4. Zion National Park
Zion National Park is located in the Southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229-square-mile
park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep, cut through the
reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. Wilderness and adventure enthusiasts are drawn
to Zion for its rock towers, natural arches, and high plateaus. 3. Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is a national park located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming,
although it also extends into Montana and Idaho. It was established by the U.S. Congress and
signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant on March 1, 1872. The first national park in the world, Yellowstone
is best known for the Old faithful geyser as well as some 60 mammal species that live
in the park including the gray wolf, bison, elk, and grizzly bears. 2. Yosemite National Park
Yosemite National Park is a United States National Park spanning eastern portions of
Tuolumne, Mariposa and Madera counties in the central eastern portion of the U.S. state
of California. Home of Half Dome and El Capitan, the California
park rests in the middle of the glacier-formed Yosemite Valley and boasts the tallest waterfall
in North America (Yosemite Falls). 1. Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park is a national park located in the U.S. state of Montana, on the Canada�United
States border with the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia. The park encompasses over 1 million acres
and includes parts of two mountain ranges, over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different
species of plants, and hundreds of species of animals. The park contains 26 glaciers, 130 named lakes,
and has some of the best sedimentary fossils in the world.

Stephen Childs

7 Comments

  1. Why did you start of the part about Olympic National Park with an image of Mount Rainier?

  2. As a UK visitor, I've visited most of these parks, but I'm disappointed that two, that left my mouth open in amazement, namely Crater Lake and Arches were not mentioned.

  3. Can't you have an actual person narrate this video instead? Not only is the automated voice annoying but it mispronounces many words.

  4. I’ve been to Zion, Grand Canyon and Glacier.

    Also at 6:06 is my phone background. So pretty!

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