America's Favorite National Parks

Get inspired to visit the people's parks of the United States. We help you plan your trip to parks including the first national park, Yellowstone, and the most visited park, Great Smoky Mountains. For each park explore road trips, things to do, and places to stay on park dedicated websites and sign up to get a free trip planning kit.

Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

Arches National Park

Marvel at more than 2,000 natural rock arches at this park just outside of Moab. Some can be spotted from the road, but the best require a scenic hike.

Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

While you won’t see saber-toothed cats or rhinoceroses roaming like they once did, you may see their remains in this stunning park with some of the world’s richest fossil deposits.

The view of the Amphitheater from Inspiration Point in Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park

Famous for its weird and wonderful hoodoos this southwestern Utah park offers hiking, horseback riding, and stargazing some of the country’s darkest skies.

Watching the sunrise under Mesa Arch in Canyonlands is a romantic tradition

Canyonlands National Park

Just 15 miles south of Moab, hike your way through 337, 598 acres of dramatic red-rock landscape at Utah’s largest and least visited park.

An orchard and barn in Fruita, a pioneer settlement inside Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

One of Utah’s best-kept secrets, this park preserves a “wrinkle” in the earth’s crust), and a Mormon frontier settlement and orchard.

Kids playing at Avalanche Lake in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park

Nicknamed the "Crown of the Continent," Glacier National Park sits in the northwest corner of Montana.

Sunset at Yavapai Point in Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park

Divided by a 277-mile long canyon, and the mile-deep Colorado River, the North and South Rim, offer two parks in one with diverse landscape.

Schwabachers Landing in Grand Teton National Park

Grand Teton National Park

A spectacular landscape where the abrupt vertical rise of the jagged Teton Mountains contrasts with the horizontal sage-covered valley and glacial lakes at its base.

Sunset over Newfound Gap in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The most visited U.S. national park is home to the historic communities of Cades Cove and Catalooche, black bears, and a glorious autumn leaf-peeping season.

Sunrise over Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park

Olympic National Park

You'll find four rain forests, forested lakes, glorious Olympic Mountain views, a hot springs, and a Pacific coastline filled with seastacks at this national park.

The sunrise over Dream Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

From the top of 14,259-foot Longs Peak to the elk herds in Moraine Park to Grand Lake on the western edge, this national park has something for everyone.

Lassen Peak in Lassen Volcanic National Park

U.S. National Parks by State

Twenty-eight states and two U.S. territories have a total of 60 national parks. California has the most with nine, followed by Alaska, Utah and Colorado.

Lakes area of Wind Cave.

Wind Cave National Park

Journey deep into the Earth on a tour of one of the world’s most complex cave systems featuring an impressive collection of boxwork.

Emerald Pool in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Home to the Old Faithful geyser, grizzly bears, wolves, and the largest herd of wild bison, the world's first national park is over 2 million acres.

Tunnel View in Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Famous Yosemite Falls, the Half Dome rock formation, and Ansel Adams’ photographic masterpieces define the picturesque Yosemite National Park and Valley.

Temple of Sinawava Falls in Zion National Park

Zion National Park

From slot canyons to red rock arches, Utah's most popular national park, Zion is a geological masterpiece. Hike The Narrows or scout for bighorn sheep.