The United States is vast and vast with many majestic natural landscapes, diverse and unique ecosystems. There are a total of 61 national parks in the US. These parks all possess their natural beauty, unspoiled and magical, attracting hundreds of millions of tourists every year. In which, there are 10 national parks in the US that visitors cannot ignore.
1. Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon is one of the oldest parks, established in 1919 with extremely majestic natural scenery. Among 61 famous parks in the US, this place is considered a natural wonder of the world, Grand Canyon is a steep ravine divided by the Colorado River in Arizona state into two banks of South-North, including populations of giant valleys.
The Grand Canyon is located in the state of Arizona, where the most popular tourist attraction is the beauty of the mountains formed millions of years ago along the Colorado River.
The canyons with captivating colors can change according to the time of day. The best place to see the entire abyss is the Skywalk, a transparent suspension bridge above the cliff. However, the best thing for visitors is to see the Grand Canyon from above by helicopter.
Half Dome is a semi-domed granite block rising to the sky, located in Sierra Nevada, California, is a symbol of Yosemite National Park. The semicircular rock mass was formed about 10 million years ago. When conquering this semicircular rock, viewed from the top of the dome, climbers will have the opportunity to admire the entire valley area below without being obstructed by any obstacle.
Yosemite is the pride not only of American tourism but also of the American people. The park was established in 1890 with an area of more than 3000km2. Yosemite attracts millions of tourists every year by its beauty of granite cliffs, majestic waterfalls, clear blue lakes, ancient conifer trees, and high biodiversity. Yosemite was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984.
This is the first and oldest established national park in the world and is also a symbol of the United States of America's wealth of natural resources. The area of Yellowstone stretches across the three states of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. With a diverse terrain of forests mixed with grasslands and high mountains, Yellowstone is home to many kinds of wildlife such as bears, foxes, wolves, lynx, elk, bison. Visitors will experience and discover the most beautiful things at Yellowstone Park, which is considered the best wildlife conservation in the world.
The mountain ranges running through Yellowstone National Park contribute to creating extremely spectacular and impressive landscape terrain. Exploring Yellowstone National Park during a trip to the US, visitors will experience many interesting things through hiking, camping, fishing, boating, ... or skiing in the winter.
Biscayne National Park is located in the south of the United States in the state of Florida, a special feature of this national park is that 95% of the park's area is located in the open sea, the rest is a large mangrove forest, the seams of Coral. The center of Biscayne is Elliott Key Island, visitors can explore the typical island ecosystem here, learn about seafood, and the conservation of coral reefs. A great island tour for tourists.
Adjacent to downtown Miami, Biscayne National Park has a completely different look: a gem-blue ocean, an emerald green island, and a pearl-like reef that attracts large numbers of tourists. From shipwrecked pirates to pineapple farmers, to the contemporary president, it has witnessed the historic changes of mankind over thousands of years. Here, visitors can experience boating, diving, and camping.
Denali National Park in central Alaska is famous for the giant mountain Mount McKinley. With an altitude of 6,194 m, Mount McKinley is not only one of the national parks in the US, but it is also considered the highest mountain in North America, covered with white snow all year round. The mountain is named after the 25th president of the United States, William McKinley.
Many climbers, as well as tourists, have tried to conquer this steep slope, but so far no one has succeeded.
Even if you can't get a glimpse of the mountain, spending time in Denali National Park and Conservation is an unforgettable experience. You have a very good chance of seeing grizzly bears, caribou, elk, Dall sheep, willow ptarmigans, and other animals as you journey along Park Road and explore the backcountry. You can hike up the pristine mountainside or follow an established path, eating delicious berries along the way. If you spend a night in or near the park in the late summer or fall, you'll probably be able to see the Northern Lights.
6. Grand Teton
Grand Teton is one of the high mountains causing many emotions for visitors. Because this is a beautifully natural picture with jagged mountain slopes, formed 6 to 9 million years ago.
Grand Teton contains in itself the beauty of peace with long walking paths, surrounded by rows of green trees. Besides, there is a poetic lake and rich and diverse ecosystems, flora, and fauna. Specifically, the flora and fauna here now have more than 900 species of flowers, 300 species of birds, and 60 species of rare mammals of all kinds such as black bears, grizzly bears, elk…
Grand Teton National Park has many interesting activities such as Kayaking, fishing, cycling, climbing, and canyoning. However, these exciting activities are usually only available in the summer, while in the winter you can participate in skiing.
7. Mount Rainier
Mount Rainier National Park is one of the national parks in the United States, located in the southeast of Seattle, Washington state, is one of the attractive eco-tourism destinations of the United States. Dubbed the "snow-covered mountain", Mount Rainier attracts many tourists.
Here, there is Mount Rainier volcano standing as a symbol of Washington's natural landscape, it is also the largest ice peak in the United States. So no matter where you stand in Washington state, you can see the top of Mount Rainier. Surrounded by Mount Rainier, there are 5 large glaciers, snowfields, a clear lake, and colorful wildflowers in spring and autumn. The last eruption occurred more than 150 years ago, each year Mount Rainier National Park welcomes nearly 2 million US tourists.
8. Chimney Rock
Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park is a nature lover's paradise with a combination of breathtaking vistas and incredible hiking trails. These combine to create the perfect mountain adventure experience.
Coming to Chimney Rock, you will experience the best of the North Carolina mountains with a unique 500-million-year-old towering monolith, in addition to many interesting things that attract tourists to this place: breathtaking scenery, adventurous hiking trails, native wildlife, rare plants, and one of North Carolina's tallest waterfalls.
You have to drive up a three-mile winding road if you want to get to the top of Chimney Rock, to reach a large parking area. And yet, there are two ways to get from the parking lot to the top. One is to take the elevator and climb some stairs, the other is to climb 500 steps up the chimney. Finally, you were able to enjoy the beautiful view overlooking Lake Lure and the Hickory Nut Gorge from the 75-mile view.
9. Devils Tower
Devil's Tower, also known as the first National Monument of the United States, was established by President Theodore Roosevelt on September 24, 1906, with a total area of 1347 acres, about 545 hectares.
The location of Devil's Tower is located in a wild area in the northeast of the state of Wyoming, USA. In the past, this area was quite remote and uninhabited, but in recent years, when the Devil's Tower was discovered, it became a famous tourist destination in the US, attracting a large number of tourists to visit and discover.
Canyonlands is one of the National Parks in the United States famous for its wildland filled with countless canyons and alleyways wonderfully formed by the Colorado River. The Green River and Colorado River separate the Canyonlands into four distinct parts: Maze, Needles, Island in the Sky, and Horseshoe Canyon.
Visitors can completely choose each separate part to visit and explore because they are not connected by road. What these areas have in common are all primitive deserts, but each offers different emotions to visit and adventure.
Canyonlands is Utah's largest and wildest park, spanning 527 square miles. Indeed, parts of it are just as rugged and winding as almost anywhere else on the planet. Domes, bridges, needles, spires, craters, flat hills, mounds - Canyonlands has a crumbling, decaying beauty, a landscape of ancient earth.
Which of these 10 national parks are you most interested in? Start planning for yourself a plan to explore it if you have the opportunity to visit the United States in the future, it will surely give you the best travel memories and be amazed at the magnificence of mother nature.