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Not All National Parks Are Created Equal

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So why should national parks be any different from us? From the rugged Rockies, the dizzying heights of McKinley to the parched vastness of the Death valley and the intriguing striations of the Grand Canyon, each national park has a story all its own.

Let’s take a quick look at the top national parks in the United States and what makes them stand out from the rest.

The Grand Canyon, Arizona: The Grand Canyon houses eons of history in its stratified depths. It’s a veritable Geologists as well as historian’s paradise, with its curious mixture of rock formations and historic Indian reservations. The Grand Canyon National Park was officially created in 1916 and has been home to millions of visitors from around the world, attracting photographers, solo travelers as well as families from around the globe.  The park boasts of a range of activities including Grand Canyon hiking trips, grand canyon rafting along the Colorado as well as experiencing awe inspiring aerial views.

Yosemite, California: Towering cliffs, pristine waterfalls, the world’s tallest trees and the tallest Water Falls in North America. Covering a large section of the Sierra Nevada, the Yosemite has a rich diversity in Geology & Hydrology. With its Giant Sequoia trees, spectacular granite cliffs, clear gushing streams and exclusive fauna make this park a national treasure.

Yellowstone, Wyoming: Sitting pretty on a Caldera, the Yellow stone national park has offered many spectacularly colorful views of a range of geothermal areas. With its furious geysers, psychedelic thermal springs, numerous waterfalls and four mountain ranges, this park bubbles with energy. Oh, and its home to the Grizzly bear too.

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Denali, Alaska: Picture the tallest mountain in North America and a still lake surrounding it, with a solitary road leading up to its edge. Sounds like a picture postcard? Its real. We are talking about Mount McKinley and Wonder lake, both housed in the rich and vibrant environment of Denali National Park. Watch the sunset on icy Alaskan peaks and if you are lucky you might catch a glimpse of the famous Caribou.

Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina: A powerhouse of flora and fauna, the Smoky mountains national park is a true biologist’s paradise. The Appalachian mountain range offers a wide range of hikes with over 800 miles of trails.

Death Valley, Nevada: This is the hottest, lowest and driest place in the entire United States, with daytime temperatures reaching 130°F.The topography of the Death valley National Park offers spectacular diversity. Colorful badlands, sudden canyons and shifting sand dunes make this place the ideal studio for photographers.

Hawaii Volcanoes: Angrily they spew molten earth from their calderas, yet leave you with a sense of welcome to watch the spectacle unfold.  The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is home to the Kīlauea and the Mauna Loa, one of the world’s most active and one of the world’s largest volcano respectively. The hikes around the park offer spectacular sea as well as wilderness views. Don’t be surprised if you encounter lava spilling onto the road.