Whether you’re itching to get back to nature or just want to enjoy some fresh air and pristine landscape, there’s nothing better than a visit to the best national parks in the USA. How great is it that we can enjoy majestic mountains, native plants and animals, mind-blowing natural formations and eons of history while traversing well-maintained trails through forest and desert?
See the forces of nature at work at stunners like Arches and Bryce (two of Utah’s “Big Five”), witness the power of water that carved out the Grand Canyon over thousands of years, or view geysers and sulphurous lakes in Yellowstone. These national parks offer unforgettable experiences (ever gotten caught in traffic due to a bison crossing or seen a hoodoo by the light of the full moon?) no matter where you go.
Visiting a national park can be as easy or challenging as you want. For diehard backcountry types, there are trails and rustic campsites that can keep you out in the wilderness for days. For the average tourist, paved roads through the parks offer the opportunity to easily see the best views and features of the park in a short amount of time.
There are 63 major national parks (in addition to hundreds of smaller sites) spanning the whole country, including Alaska and Hawaii. Next time you hit the road, pick up an America the Beautiful pass and check out the best national parks in the U.S. (but trust us, all of the parks are amazing and all should be on your list).
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