Best U.S. National Parks

The Top Ten
1 Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, Montana, Idaho)

America's Old Faithful Geyser: boiling steam bursts out from the bottom of the incinerating temperatures of magma.
Galactic Empire's Death Star: super weapon capable of destroying planets.

With the amount of animal life there, bears, wolves, bison, elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, etc, people would be better off visiting Yellowstone than flying all the way to some part of Africa to view wildlife, you get a similar experience except you are not in a tropical savanna, and you are in a more highland/mountain environment, but just as beautiful

Very beautiful. I reccomend it for anyone who loves nature. Most people are scared to go since it sits on a supervolcano but don't worry. I don't think its ever erupted

This will always be the crown jewel of National Parks, the first is still the best.

2 Yosemite National Park (California) Yosemite National Park is in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It’s famed for its giant, ancient sequoia trees, and for Tunnel View, the iconic vista of towering Bridalveil Fall and the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome. In Yosemite Village are shops, restaurants, lodging, the Yosemite more.

The work of nature is just amazing. There's multiple waterfalls, huge mountains, glacier-cut valleys, wild animals, huge trees, and more.

Very beautiful mountains under the beautiful blue skies.

3 Canyonlands National Park (Utah)
4 Glacier National Park (Montana)

The pictures aren't anything close to the beauty of the real thing.

The most beautiful National Park by FAR. Just Google images of it.

5 Zion National Park (Utah)
6 Arches National Park (Utah) Arches National Park lies north of Moab in the state of Utah. Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, it’s known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, such as the massive, red-hued Delicate Arch in the east. Long, thin Landscape Arch stands in Devils Garden to the north. more.

Beyond just the rock formations, the entire landscape is other worldly.

The arch is an iconic symbol of Utah.

7 Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado)

This should be number one I love it so much! It is beautiful there's lots of animals and a good stream by the mountains.

8 Grand Teton National Park (Wyoming)

The Tetons are so beautiful. It is very close to an airport, so not hard to reach. If you would like to visit a town, Jackson Hole is literally right next to the park. It is so pretty, I have never seen anything like it.

Less busy then Yellowstone with unrivaled beauty and more animals.

9 Crater Lake National Park (Oregon)
10 Grand Canyon National Park (Arizona)

Breath taking site to see!

C'mon, this national park is a natural wonder! It's breathtaking. Although, not the world's deepest canyon, probably the most epic. Deep, hot and rugged. You may spot California condors or even a rattlesnake. Bring the kids, the dog and your drunk uncle cause this will be a wild ride.😀

The Contenders
11 Denali National Park (Alaska) Denali National Park and Preserve encompasses 6 million acres of Alaska’s interior wilderness. Its centerpiece is 20,310-ft.-high Denali (fka Mount McKinley), North America’s tallest peak. With terrain of tundra, spruce forest and glaciers, the park is home to wildlife including grizzly bears, wolves, more.
12 Olympic National Park (Washington)

Did you ever want to explore a rainforest? Well you don't have to travel deep into Costa Rica. Olympic national park has a huge temperate rain forest. Wait a minute, do not go here. I am not joking you will hate it here. You will not see anything and it will rain like shiit. To be honest you are better off going to pacific rim NP in because or cape disappointment in Washington. You will see more there.

13 Gettysburg National Military Park (Pennsylvania)
14 Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve (Alaska)
15 Joshua Tree National Park (California)
16 Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Tennessee and North Carolina)

This should be higher cause it has 9 million visitors every year. 3 times as many as Yellowstone.

Hundreds of miles of trails, mile high mountains, epic views, beautiful waterfalls, lush ancient forests, Southern Appalachian history and culture, wildlife, and friendly locals in the surrounding areas make the smokies a perfect place to visit

17 Everglades National Park (Florida)
18 Death Valley National Park (California)
19 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (Hawaii)
20 Bryce Canyon National Park (Utah)

The National Parks and State Parks of the U.S. are beyond comparison... and I'm not American! Every one of them is truly spectacular... not one better than the other. I think the most unusual is Bryce Canon National Park. It's stunning, to put it mildly! I haven't visited all the Parks but I WOULD LOVE TO ONE DAY and revisit the ones I've already seen. It's worth visiting the U.S. just to see these incredible, artistic "works" of nature.

Bryce Canyon is absolutely GLORIOUS but then so are all the other National Parks and State Parks. Best in the world by far, and that's coming from a non-American.

21 Big Bend National Park (Texas)

Loved Big Bend, amazing views of Mexico.

22 Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument (Montana)
23 Acadia National Park (Maine)
24 Capitol Reef National Park (Utah)
25 Mount Rainier National Park (Washington)
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