These Are the United States’ Five Most Visited National Parks

Tunnel view, Yosemite National Park. Photo by Aniket Deole on Unsplash

The United States of America’s National Park System is world-known and world-renowned for its focus on conservation and recreation for visitors.

The NPS has an excellent system of parks that visitors can enjoy and use to spend time in nature.

Here are the five most-visited national parks in the United States.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Tennessee and North Carolina

The country’s most-visited National Park, with over 11 million annual visitors, is a peaceful mountain oasis located in the southeastern United States.

Grand Canyon National Park: Arizona

Located to the north of Phoenix, Grand Canyon National Park’s stunning landscape of one of the world’s largest canyons is unforgettable for any visitor.

Zion National Park: Utah

This park in Utah also features a canyon, as well as a characteristic sandstone landscape that includes mountains, rivers, and buttes with lots of hiking.

Rocky Mountain National Park: Colorado

This national park, located near Denver, is home to some of the most dramatic mountain peaks in the United States. Its alpine ecosystems are home to spectacular sights and wildlife.

Yosemite National Park: California

Yosemite is a diverse national park that includes meadows, alpine lakes, and some of the most dramatic scraggly peaks in the country. It has something to do for truly any visitor.