US National Parks have something to offer to everyone. Here are some of the most famous top 10 National Park which will rejuvenate your inner self.
1. Acadia National Park is located in Maine, boasts the highest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic Coast and was the first national park east of the Mississippi River.
2. The climate in South Dakota’s Badlands National Park is extreme. Temperatures range from -40 degrees in the dead of winter to 116 degrees in the heat of summer. Established as a National Monument in 1939, some of the Badlands’ fossil beds are 37 million years old.
3. Yosemite National Park is well known for its waterfalls. Visitors to California’s 1,200-square-mile oasis, however, will also find giant sequoias, deep valleys and much more.
4. The North Cascades National Park Service Complex offers something for everyone: Monstrous peaks, deep valleys, hundreds of glaciers, phenominal waterfalls. The complex is made up of three park units: the North Cascades National Park, Ross Lake, and Lake Chelan National Recreation Areas.
5. Redwood National Park is located in Northern California. Three state parks were created in the 1920s to preserve the dwindling old-growth redwood forests. Today, visitors to the national park can enjoy the massive trees as well as a broad array of wildlife.
6. Utah’s Arches National Park is more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, many of them recognizable world-wide are preserved here. Temperatures can reach triple digits in the summer, and can drop below freezing in the winter.
7. Grand Teton National Park, located in northwest Wyoming, offers the stark contrast of the jagged Teton Mountain Range with the flat, sage-covered valley floor. Daytime temperatures during summer months are frequently in the 70s and 80s, and afternoon thunderstorms are common.
8. The Summit Area of Haleakala National Park is popular among visitors. If weather permits, visitors at the top of the mountain can see three other Hawaiian islands. The trip to the summit runs from the Maui coast to a very different high-elevation world of its own.
9. Most recognizable of any national park, Grand Canyon National Park is known for its the massive 277-mile gorge, formed over 6 million years in part by erosion from the Colorado River. The river cuts the park in two. The North and South Rims are separated by a 10 mile-wide canyon.
10. Glacier National Park features more than 700 miles of trails and offers hikers challenge and adventure. Visitors to this Montana expanse will find incredible views of mountains, lakes and meadows.