National Parks are a treasure. The United States has some of the most diverse landscapes in the entire world and the National Park Service ensures that the most beautiful of them are preserved for everyone to enjoy. They belong to the people, giving everyone the ability to see some of the most breathtaking views on the planet.
From the coast of the Atlantic all the way to Hawaii in the Pacific, our National Park system is diverse, accessible, and amazing. Each park offers something different, and each has its own uniqueness. While each park is awesome in its own way, here is a list of the 5 National Parks that you should to add to your bucket list.
The first national park to be established anywhere in the world, Yellowstone is king of the American wilderness. Home to hot springs, waterfalls and its own canyon, the diversity of Yellowstone is mind-blowing. While the most famous landmark is undoubtedly Old Faithful, it’s only one of 300 geysers within the park.
World Heritage-listed Yosemite National Park is an icon. With its granite cliffs, towering waterfalls (some of highest falls in North America) and famous landmarks, such as the Half Dome and El Capitan, Yosemite is on the bucket list of hikers everywhere.
Great Smoky Mountain
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is, perennially, the most-visited national park in the U.S., drawing in more than 11 million tourists during its centennial year. With hundreds and miles of hiking trails, breaking taking views and majestic waterfalls, you’ll want to add this park to your list.
Located in northern Colorado, a visit to Rocky Mountain National Park will leave you feeling on top of the world. Due to its higher elevations, aspens in this national park begin changing color in August and last through October. Those who enjoy watching nature in action.
There are so many amazing national parks and they are very hard to choose from, but if you ever in the area of one of these many parks you should definitely stop by.