5 of the 58 U.S. National Parks You Should Visit in This Lifetime

Posted by on June 9, 2015

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Did you know that there are actually around 58 national parks in America? Sure, you’ve been to Yosemite. But there over 50 more that you should visit if you want to be one with nature and enjoy spectacular views of lush greenery.

Take a look at our list of 10 other national parks you need to visit in this lifetime.

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Biscayne National Park, Florida

Ninety-five percent of the park’s total land area of 172,000 is covered by water, which is why many diving, snorkeling and other undersea adventure enthusiasts flock to this park. Of course, their wildlife is worth checking out. Some of their collection includes crocodiles and manatees.

Canyonlands National Park, Utah

Don’t mistake this park for The Grand Canyon as it is located in Utah, not Arizona. Here, you’ll also find red, yellow and orange canyons, buttes and mesas, thanks to the Colorado River. There’s a place here that’s called Island in the Sky, which is the most accessible area in the park. It is where you will find breathtaking views.

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Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

The main attraction here is the hoodoos. They look like a labyrinth or a forest of stone, but it is neither. Among the many activities you can do here, include joining ranger-led geology talks, hiking and backcountry trails, which is a fun way to explore the park extensively.

Isle Royale National Mark, Michigan

Getting to this park is already an adventure of its own since the only way to get here is through a boat or a seaplane. This island’s remote and untouched biosphere was awarded International Biosphere Reserve in 1980.

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Channel Islands National Park, California

You need to take a boat ride to the park where an offshore world awaits you at the southern cost of California. Five of the Channel Islands are part of this park, and are secluded and untouched. Here, you can snorkel and scuba dive. You can also take a boat to see dolphins, whales and seals.

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Photos by: Frank KovalchekBen W, and Ken Lund

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