The national park system is the country’s pride and joy – 59 parks spanning from Hawaii to Maine showcase and preserve some of the country’s most incredible natural beauty. A trip to a national park is a chance to unwind, relax, and experience the feeling of awe.
Photo: Glen Aulin Trail, Yosemite National Park
Alaska: The “Last Frontier” houses eight of the country’s national parks, including two above the Arctic Circle. Kenai Fjords is one of the most accessible and breathtaking. Read more.
California: With more national parks than any other state, California’s diverse landscape is reflected in its parks which contain everything from the world’s tallest and largest trees to islands with 23 animal species found nowhere else on Earth. Read more.
Colorado: You’ll find North America’s tallest sand dunes and the National Park System’s highest paved road in Colorado’s stunning parks. Read more.
East Coast: Despite a much lower concentration of parks than the West Coast, there are great parks in the East to visit – from New England to the South. Read more.
Oregon: This Pacific Northwest state has only one national park, but tons of underrated and truly remarkable state parks. Read more.
Southwest: Dramatic rock formations and canyons are on display throughout the Southwest’s national parks. Read more.